Tavros (Greek: Ταύρος), is a suburb in the southwestern part of Athens, Greece. Athens is not far to the east and is 4 km from the town centre and 3 km from the boundary. It is also located 1 km from the Konstantinopouleos Street, 6 km E of downtown Piraeus, about 4 km E of Kifissos Avenue/GR-1/E75 northbound and about 1 km N of Syngrou Avenue.
It was called earlied Nea Sfageia, but was renamed to Tavros (gr. "Bull") in 1972.
The area was made up of farmlands and some forests dominated the northern part of the area. The forests filled with leafy trees including tall ones are aligned with the SPAP railway linkine Piraeus and Patras and Thessaloniki and within the main street, Piraios Street (GR-86), an old road linking downtown Athens and Piraeus. The area was of mixed farming which included pastures, vegetables and groves. Forests were to the east. In the 1900s and the 1920s, urban development replaced much of the farmlands. Today, much of the municipality are residential. The Industrial area is to the north.
The area is mainly made up of urban areas with a few business areas mainly within the Syngrou Avenue. The main streets are Piraios Street to the north, Konstantinopouleos Street with an interchange in the east and Syngrou Avenue south of the municipality.
Tavros has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices and squares (plateies).
Sites of Interests
Spyros Yalabidis Stadium, Tavros Municipal Stadium - seats up to 4,000, website: http://www.stadia.gr/tavros/http://www.hellenicaworld.com/Greece/Geo/en/Tavros.html
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