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Athens Shines Spotlight on 34 Landmark Fountains

The Municipality of Athens is proceeding with the repair and restoration of 34 of the Greek capital’s landmark fountains that are located in the city’s neighborhoods, squares and other public areas.

The capital’s history and culture is strongly connected with its fountains, which can be found in many locations across the city – from small squares to entire neighborhoods.

The municipality’s ambitious project kicked off in 2019 with the restoration of the city’s iconic Omonia square and the re-installation of its fountain which had been the area’s trademark for decades.

Interventions are also taking place to the fountains located at Truman Square near the Panathinaic Stadium; the junction of Veikou and Dimitrakopoulou streets in Koukaki, Rigilis Square, as well as at the squares of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Metaxourgio, Egyptou, Amerikis and Fix Patision.

Specialized municipal crews are carrying out sanitation, repair and restoration works on the fountains’ drainage and lighting systems, waterproof surface and marble legs.

“Life in Athens goes through its streets, squares, sidewalks and neighborhoods. The fountains are a link in this chain… We are making these parts of the city visible again,” Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis said.

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