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Exploring Athens: Gazi-Keramikos

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A neighbourhood of Athens which got its name after the old city gasworks, Gazi is a popular hub among young people, known best for its sprawling modern nightlife.

Home to the industrial museum of modern architecture, the Technopolis of Athens, Gazi has grown rapidly as the home of multiple restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and art galleries. It is just a 20 minute walk away from the Acropolis and Syntagma Square, the heart of Athens. Keramikos Metro station of Line 3 of the Athens Metro runs adjacent to the Technopolis of Gazi.

Among the most unique and hip eateries in Gazi Square is Gazi College, where your university library and favorite pizza place meet. At Gazi College, picking a random book off its specially designed shelf wall while you wait for the coffee of your choice is bound to spark an interesting conversation among company… or keep you company if you are enjoying this place solo.

After a snack at Gazi College or traditional Greek dinner at surrounding taverns, the nearest café, bar, lounge, or dance club is just footsteps away.

Warning: You might have a problem choosing your next stop, as each of these are unique. We suggest you plant yourself in the middle of Gazi Square and get a 360 degree view of what’s going on around you.

If you like to party above ground level, visit the terrace at GazARTE, where arts and culture meet cocktails, special radio DJ playlists, and a panoramic view of the Acropolis and Gazi on a warm summer night. The GazARTE terrace, ornate with Greece’s native olive, pomegranate, and tangerine trees, is a Garden of Eden within old industrial Athens. On site GazARTE attractions include a music hall, book store, and cinema.

From the relaxing lounge atmosphere, to the loud and boasting club scene, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy in Gazi.

Barred up old buildings in the area have become a canvas for talented graffiti artists. It’s not here that you see only limited typical city street spray paint scribbles, but rather, a composition of bright, eye catching images with various messages. If there’s a good side to the vandalism of walls, it’s in the art of Gazi graffiti.