Plateia


Plateia

Plateia or "platia" ("πλατεία") is the Greek word for town square. Most Greek and Cypriot cities have several town squares which are a point of reference in travelling and guiding. In traditional societies like villages and provincial communities, plateies are the central places for feasts, celebrations, events and meetings.

Most notable squares/"plateies" (ordered by place)

Cyprus

*Eleftheria Square - Nicosia & Larnaca
*Troodos square - Troodos mountains; used as a point of reference for meteorological, (time) distance and altitude purposes.

Greece

*Agia Paraskevi Square - Agia Paraskevi
*Iroon Square - Ano Liosia
*Plateia Othonos - Neo Irakleio
*Agia Triada Square - Argyroupoli
*Athens:
**Eleftherias Square
**Iroon Square
**Kotzia Square (by the city hall of Athens)
**Lysikratous Square
**Mitropouleos Squareropouleos
**Monastiraki Square
**Omonoia Square "Plateia Omonoias"
**Syntagma Square (Constitution Square "Plateia Syntagmatos")
**Viktoria Square
*Plateia Amerikis - suburban Athens
*Pavlou Mela Square "Plateia Pavlou Mela" - Axioupoli
*Central Square "Kentriki Plateia" - Didymoteicho
*Egon Square - Edessa
*Eleftherias Square - Feres
*Central Square "Kentriki Plateia" - Filiatra
*Central Square "Kentriki Plateia" - Fyli
*Agia Triada Square - Glyka Nera
*Marathonas Square - Grammatiko
*Bakogiannis Square - Heraklia
*Daskalogiannis Square "Plateia Daskalogianni" (named after Daskalogiannis) - Heraklio
*Karaiskaki Square - Ilioupoli
*Davaki Square "Plateia Davaki" - Kallithea, SW of Athens
*Agoras Square (meaning Market Square) "Plateia Agoras" - Kilkis
*Vizyinou Square - Komotini
*Nikis Square - "Plateia Nikis" - Kozani
*Lassani Sqare - "Plateia Lassani" - Kozani
*Elefterias Square - "Plateia Elefterias" - Katerini
*Agiou Dimitriou Square - Lechaina
*Christos Elkomenos Square - Monemvasia
*Sapphous Square - Mytilene
*Plateia Syntagmatos and Trion Navarchon Square - Nafplio
*Patras:
**Agia Sofia Square (in the Agia Sofia neighbourhood)
**Georgiou I Square (Dimokratias)
**Marouda Square - a square featuring the statue of Konstantinos Giannias
**Olga Square "Plateia Olgas"(Ethnikis Antistasis)
**Pyrosvesteio Square (in the Pyrosvesteio neighborhood)
**A square in the Agios Andreas neighborhood by Trion Navarcheion Street
**A square in the Agios Dionyssios neighborhood
**A square by Agiou Nikolaou Street near the Port of Patras
**A square at the east end of Dimitri Gounari Street near the Drosia neighbourhood
**A square in the Tsivdi neighborhood
**A square on Akrotiriou Street by Damaskou
**A square by Akrotiriou Street near Evvoias Street
**A square on Georgiou Olympou Street
*Two squares on Lontou Street?
**Ypsila Alonia Square "Plateia Ypsila Alonia" - all in Patras
*Korai Square "Plateia Korai" - Piraeus
*Eleftherias Square - Rhodes
*Eleftherias Square - Servia
*Agias Mimas Square - Spetses
*Aristotelous Square - Thessaloniki
*Aristotelous Square - Thrakomakedones
*Kennedy Square, and two others - Tripoli
*Iroon Square ("Plateia Iroon") - Vrilissia
*Riga Fereou Square - Volos

ee also

* List of city squares
* Market square
* Roman forum
* Town square


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