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Akademia Platonos
Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος


Statistics
Region: Atticamarker
Prefectural seat: Athens
Metropolitan area: Athensmarker
Agglomeration: Mikros Daktylios
City: Athensmarker
Part of the municipality: northwest
Location:
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 -Longitude:


37°59'36" N
23°42'42" E
Area: 1 km²
Distance from city hall: approx. 3 km
Dwellings:
Altitude:
 -lowest:
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about 120 m (centre)



Postal code: -
Area/distance code: 11-(00)30-210
Car designation: YA-YZ
ZB-ZZ


Akademia Platonos (Greek: Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is a subdivision located 3 km west-northwest of the downtown part of the Greekmarker capital of Athensmarker. The area is named after the Plato's Academymarker in which is an academy that dates back to ancient times. 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 to the south and Athinon Avenue (GR-8 and GR-8A and E90 westbound. Squares includes Akademia Platonos and Metaxa. The population are around 10,000 to 15,000 and the area is 1 km². The area features a newspaper factory.

Neighboring subdivisions



History

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 II and the Greek Civil War saw taller buildings to be added.

Residential streets

Here are list of residential streets, several residential streets are named after places in the Peloponnesemarker 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.

Alamanas Street

Alexandriasmarker Street

Amlianis StreetAngelopoulou Street

Argous Streetmarker

Astrous Streetmarker

Dimosthenous Street

Epidavroumarker Street

Evrosynis Street

Evkleidis Street

Flioudos Street

Gordiou Street

Levidioumarker Street

Marathonomachonmarker Street

Miloumarker Street

Monastiraki Street

Nafplioumarker Street

Nevrokopioumarker Street

Platonos Street

Pyloumarker Street

Serronmarker Street

Tilefanous Street

Themiskyrasmarker Street

Tileou Street

Tripoleosmarker Street

Vassilikon Street

Vourbiani Street



Other

Akademia Platonos has schools, lyceums (middle schools), gymnasia (secondary schools), churches, banks, shops and squares (plateies). The nearest Attiko Metro subway station is to the east.

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.

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