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Olympiados Street

Olympiados Street is the imaginary boundary between Ano Poli and the centre.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  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

Olympiados Street starts from the junction with Agiou Dimitriou Street in the east and ends at Mouschoundi Square in the west. It is about 1.5 km long with a gentle uphill and downhill slope. This route is full of surprises, as antiquities “pop up” where no one expects them. We come across monuments such as the Byzantine cistern, the Byzantine church of Prophet Elias, the church of Our Lady Laodigitria, buildings of architectural value, such as the Karipion Melathron and cultural venues such as the former Hamidieh School.

What I can't see

Olympiados Street forms the informal boundary between the city centre and the Ano Poli (Upper Town). Indeed, the architecture on the north side of the street differs from that on the south. The name of the street comes from Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great. Its curved layout enables us to admire the sunrise and sunset in an urban landscape by standing at the centre of the route.


Field observation by scientific editors