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Aiolou street is a historical central paved road connecting Omonia square with Ermou street. Its name derives from the ancient Greek god of the winds, Aeolus.
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Constructed in 1833, Aiolou street is one of the oldest streets in Athens. When the street was pedestrianized in 2003, parts of the ancient fortification of Athens, which was made of limestone, were discovered.
Aiolou used to be the street of textiles, as there used to be many textile shops here. Today, you’ll find all kinds of shops in Aiolou street, including fashion shops, cafes, restaurants and patisseries. It is ideal for a walk on a sunny day and is considered the paradise of street food, as in Aiolou street you’ll taste delicious international street food, from burgers to falafels!
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There are many ways to reach Aiolou, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Aiolou: 33.5 km / 20.8 miles | Piraeus port to Aiolou: 10.4 km / 6.4 miles | Syntagma square to Aiolou: 1.5 km / 0.9 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.
On foot: As Aiolou is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Omonia, in less than 10 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro station is “Omonia” on line 2. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: Since Aiolou is one of the most famous roads in the centre of Athens, there are many bus stops nearby. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.
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