Athens Kotzia Square Christmas 2013.


Kotzia square is a great hidden square of Athens. It has some very historic building. It is very close to Omonoia square. It is between two big commercial streets, the Athinas street and Aiolou street. It used to be more beautiful. Check my webpage of Kotzia square old photos. This year is decorated nicely. The old city hall is full of festoon lighting. In front of the city hall on the square is a lighted Christmas manger. I don’t like it a lot it could be better. Also it is exactly behind the fountain and the strollers from the pedestrianized Aiolou street can’t see it. The christmas tree during night is fantastic. Actually is not a really tree neither a fake plastic tree. It a tall iron pillar with many red festoon lights. This practice began from Syntagma square during the mayoralty of Dimitris Avramopoulos. The bad thing with this kind of tree is that during daylight the remains unnoticed. The central building of the National Bank is lighted as usual. At the left Megaro Mella mansion is well lighted too.

Kotzia square from the side of the greek national bank is very safe for tourist. The bank’s guard watch this area 24/7. From the side of Athinas street is another story. Definitely not a proper place for tourist during night hours after the closures of shops.


Photos of Kotzia square during the Christmas period of 2013.

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The three wise men and their camels on Kotzia square. Behind is the Athinas street.

Christmas tree on Kotzia square. Behind the central building of National Bank of Greece.

Christmas manger on Kotzia square. Behind it is the square’s fountain.