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Gazi-Keramikos Athens: The neighbourhood of Gazi (gas) is synonymous with the most known nightclubs and the most elegant restaurants. It is known as an industrial area that took its name from a local gas factory that used to operate in this district.
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The gas factory was established in the year 1857 and commenced its operations from the year 1862. The factory closed its engines, in 1984. Today in this neighbourhood, one can experience the authentic character and traditional way of life of the locals who formed an independent community with all the conceivable facilities of that time.
The entire area is a typical example of an old town in Athens adorned by the beautiful stone buildings with distinct neoclassical features. Despite the further renovations by the city authorities, Gazi won the hearts of the Athenians with the plethora of cozy restaurants, trendy cafes, small bars and Greek restaurants which add to the picturesque atmosphere of the entire district.
Technopolis, the former gas factory which stands in the middle of Gazi, is now used as a cultural center hosting many concerts and special events throughout the year. It is very close to the city centre, located right in front of the Keramiko metro station.
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There are many ways to reach Gazi, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Gazi: 36.2 km / 22.4 miles | Piraeus port to Gazi: 11 km / 6.8 miles | Syntagma square to Gazi: 3.2 km / 1.9 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.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 23 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Gazi and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
On foot: As Gazi is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Thissio, in approximately 10 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro station is “Kerameikos” on line 3. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: Since Gazi is one of the most famous areas of Athens, there are many buses that stop nearby. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.
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