Athens Academias Ave

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Academias (or Akadimias) Ave in Athens Greece: Academias (or Akadimias) is one of the most popular avenues in Athens.
It runs parallel to Panepistimiou street and Solonos street, starting from Vassilissis Sofias Avenue to Kannigos Square in the neighborhood of Exarchia.
After World War II, this street was renamed to Roosevelt Street to honor the US president, but this name was not much used by the Athenians and the street came back to its original name.

Along Academias Ave, there are the rear of the National Library and the University of Athens, the Lyrical Theatre and the Cultural Centre of Athens, with the statue of the important Greek poet Kostis Palamas outside.

Academias Ave can be reached at Papepistimiou Metro Station, while at the rear of the National Library there is the departure and arrival stands of many buses that go around Athens. Many elegant restaurants, cafeterias and shopping centres can be found along Academias Ave, as this is one of the most central streets in Athens.

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