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Sofokleous Street

The eastern part of Sofokleous Street

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1876 The Athens Stock Exchange opened on the east side of the street. In the following years, the whole street was opened.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Sofokleous Street is only 650 metres long, but the differences from one end of the road to the other are incredibly striking, as if they were two completely different areas. The eastern end of the road has a more businesslike profile. There are banks, companies, offices and university departments (former Private School for Boys). The western end is dominated by small shops, many owned by immigrants, that sell food, clothing and other items. In the same section, we see more buildings in poor condition than in the east, and there are many closed shops due to the disproportionate impact the financial crisis has had on this area. Services for the needy, such as the canteen located at the intersection with Pireos Street, contrast sharply with the affluent establishments located at the eastern end of the street.

What I can't see

The dividing line of these two “worlds” is Athenas Street. The reason that the eastern end has a business profile is because the Athens Stock Exchange used to be there, although it has since transferred to another area and to a larger building. Until the Stock Exchange relocated, the eastern end of the street was crowded with journalists and stockbrokers on a daily basis.


Γιοχάλας Θ., Καφετζάκη Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία, Βιβλιοπωλείον της ΕΣΤΙΑΣ


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