Akademia Platonos (Greek:
Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is a subdivision located 3 km west-northwest of
the downtown part of the Greek capital of
Athens. The area is named after the Plato's Academy in which is an academy that dates back to ancient
|Part of the municipality:
|Distance from city hall:
||approx. 3 km
about 120 m (centre)
The area are residential mainly living in eight to
ten storey homes in parts of the municipality. The subdivision has
no squares but has a nearby school. Major streets bordering this
subdivision includes Lenorman Avenue
to the east, Palamidou Street
the south and Athinon Avenue
westbound. Squares includes Akademia Platonos
. The population are around 10,000 to
15,000 and the area is 1 km². The area features a newspaper
The Plato's Academy
was first built in the
area. The area saw housing developments in the early part of the
20th century when Athens began to grow as well as an industrial
being added, the area after World War
and the Greek Civil War
taller buildings to be added.
list of residential streets, several residential streets are named
after places in the Peloponnese as well as famous people and some myths.
Neighborhood streets runs from WSW to ESE and from NNW to SSE This
list excludes major streets mentioned above. There are 30 streets
and avenues in this subdivision.
Akademia Platonos has schools, lyceums (middle schools), gymnasia
(secondary schools), churches, banks, shops and squares
). The nearest Attiko Metro
subway station is to the
Akademia Platonos has also given name to a movie screened in
Locarno Film Festival 2009. The key topic of this movie was the
intercultural tensions in the fast growing country of Greece.
Described in the form of a comedy, the movie introduces four
friends living in the corner of a small place selling tobacco to
... no one ... The day one of the main caracter discovers he is not
Greek his relationship with former friends will evolve in a
surprising way ... A great movie directed by Filippos Tsitos.