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Vathis Square night shot

Vathis Square in the center of Athens is a key road junction at the city entrance.

From this square start Acharnon Road and Liosion Road that lead to Lamia and Thessaloniki. Marnis Street is a continuation of Karolou Street which continues into the the national highway  Athens - Corinth.

   There is controversy about the origin of the name of  Vathis Square.

-Some believe that it took its name from a man with a similar name.

-But in the late of 19th century, it was named as 'Vathia' as described by the writers of this era. 'Vathia'  meant a dent, which gathered and stagnant waters of the stream Kyklovorou​​, coming down from the Polygono (now Marnis Street and its continuation, Karolou Street).

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Taken: 06/04/2012
Uploaded: 09/04/2012
Updated: 28/03/2015


Tags: athens; greece; city; ellada; architecture; square
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