OMONIA SQUARE

The highly anticipated restoration work of Omonia Square, located in the heart of the Greek capital, will be completed by the end of February 2020, the Athens City Council announced.

Omonia Square forms the centre of Omonia and marks the northern corner of the downtown area defined by the city plans of the 19th century. It is one of the city’s principal traffic hubs and is served by Omonia train station.

This famous spot is one of the oldest squares in the Greek capital located at the center of the city at the intersection of six main streets: Panepistimiou, Stadiou, Athinas, Peiraios, Agiou Konstantinou and 3rd Septemvriou.

Progress on the makeover of Athens’ famous square was revealed over the weekend as the Greek capital’s municipal said they will be reinstalling a fountain at the center of the square in honour of the iconic landmark that has been there from its redesign in the late 1950s to the early 1990s.

New hotels are also set to open on Pireos and Stadiou streets, as the historic Bageion and Alexandros hotels are will reopen. The four-story Bageion Hotel, on the corner of Athinas Street, was constructed between 1890 and 1894 based on plans by the architect Ernst Ziller.

The municipality is also creating a seating area and repairing the square’s waterproofing system and upgrading its drainage infrastructure.