Reconstruction of Syntagma Square completed

The large-scale reconstruction of the lower part of Syntagma Square, carried out by the Municipality of Athens, is close to completion, and the area is now available to residents and visitors of the Greek capital.

The renovated look retained its historical characteristics and at the same time acquired a modern look, consonant with the lifestyle and needs of the Athenians for a hospitable, comfortable and developed urban infrastructure.

It is noted that on the initial area of ​​2300 sq.m. the lower part added another 1300 sq.m of new vital public space.

Planned improvements include:

  • Large extension of sidewalks in front of Ermou pedestrian street.
  • Allocation of a specialized lane for buses and 5 stops.
  • Planting a total of 24 new trees (κουτσουπιές και γρεβιλέες), which will improve the area’s microclimate and provide shade.
  • Consolidation of traffic lanes to four (out of six), which will lead to a reduction in air pollution and noise, creating a smart and safe pedestrian crossing.
  • Creation of a modern infrastructure for the safe and unhindered movement of people with disabilities.
  • Expansion of recreation areas next to young seedlings for a comfortable stay.
  • Installation of new urban equipment (garbage bins, two public fountains, rain grates “storm drains”, etc.).
  • Replacement of 50 lighting fixtures with the latest LED technology materials adapted to the needs of the modern city, which provide energy savings and low light pollution.
  • Two longitudinal canopies were built between the trees, with a total area of ​​262 sq.m., for additional shading and organizing places for recreation.

Back in July, this area looked like this:

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