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Amerikis Square

Amerikis Square – formerly known as Anthesterion Square, as May Day was celebrated there, and later known as Agamon Square – is a large square in Athens. It is located approximately in the middle of Patision Street, along the street.

In the early 1890s it was called Singles’ Square because, when the state tried to tax singles, they started the well-known singles’ protests in the square and thus the square was given this name. In 1927, the square was given its current name, in honor of the United States of America, in which a strong philhellenic movement was developing at that time, mainly by Greek immigrants.

In the square visitors can go for a walk under the palm trees, gazing upon the fountain located in its center, relaxing on one of its benches or visiting its shops.

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