the frenzy Gazi & the glorious Kerameikos

the Gazi factory

Gazi: a gasworks factory
becomes the main entertainment / nightlife hub of Athens.

The district of Gazi, about a mile west of Athens city center is nowadays one of the main entertainment / nightlife hubs of Athens. This was initially the site of a gasworks factory (hence the name). It was planned outside of city borders next to Kerameikos and close to the Acropolis by François Théophile Feraldi a French businessman in 1857. It was constructed in various phases and remained in operation in various forms from 1860 till 1984.

The area around the factory was a neighborhood of laborers employed in the factory as well as connected businesses, living in one-floor houses with few rooms and large gardens. These were generally home to large, poor families from Athens. It was a deprived area, more reminiscent of a village than a city neighborhood!

See our selection of accommodations near Gazi in Athens

In the last 35 years two major events transformed the area: the closing of the factory in the '80s and the designation of the site as an historic landmark by the City of Athens and the Ministry of Culture. The subsequent transformation of the factory site into an cultural complex under the name of "Technopolis", widely known as "Gazi", with exhibition and concert spaces, operated by the City of Athens, the opening of various bars, pubs, restaurants, and shops transformed the area as a main entertainment and nightlife hub of Athens.

A really major boost was given in 2007 with the opening of the "Kerameikos" Metro Station in the center of the district. Connection with other major pedestrian streets further enhances the area's attractiveness.

Keramikos metro station in Athens

Our selection of Gazi accommodations in Athens:

Cocktail bar experience

Located one kilometer from the center of Athens, a 3-minute walk from Gazi - Technopoli, Cocktail bar experience - Athens provides air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony, a bar and a terrace.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Ancient Agora of Athens, Temple of Hephaestus and Monastiraki Flea Market. The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, 20.9 km from Cocktail bar experience - Athens.

Location/ Nearest Metro:Kerameikos

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Athenian Spirit

Located within a 3-minute walk of Gazi - Technopoli and half a kilometer of Ancient Agora of Athens in the center of Athens, Athenian Spirit has accommodations with free WiFi and seating area. Fitted with a balcony, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge is also offered, as well as an electric tea pot and a coffee machine. A terrace is available for guests to use at the condo hotel.

Location/ Nearest Metro: Kerameikos

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NLH KERAMEIKOS - Neighborhood Lifestyle Hotels

Located in Athens and with Ancient Agora of Athens reachable within a 6-minute walk, NLH KERAMEIKOS - Neighborhood Lifestyle Hotels provides express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a fitness center, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and organizing tours for guests.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location/ Nearest Metro: Thissio

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