Kifissias Avenue

Kifissias Avenue is one of the main and the longest avenue in the Greater Athens area. The total length is about 20 km and begins 4 km northeast of downtown Athens and ends by the municipal boundary of Nea Erythraia north of Kifissia, the total lanes are three lanes and two lanes to the north. The avenue begins by the intersection of Alexandras and Mesogeios Avenues, it later has intersections along the way with Katechakis Avenue, three roads to Neo Psychiko and Filothei as well as to the Athens Olympic Stadium which once played for the 2004 Summer Olympics, it has a circular interchange with the Attiki Odos and roads to Vrilissia, Amaroussi and Tatoiou of GR-1, The avenue passes near a forest park in Amaroussi and next to once Athens' tallest tower and ends in Kifissia near Theseos Avenue. The avenue has a service road for almost the entire length and even features a streetcar route on the right side of the road. The numbering system are numbered northward and are also divided into parts.


The Avenue was first paved in the mid-20th century, during the Athens' housing and building boom, the avenue was expanded to two and later three lanes in the 1960s and the 1970s and later reached Kifissia, the interchange with Katechaki Avenue as well as a road to the Olympic Stadium was later constructed. The lane expansion returned in the 1990s and began constructing an interchange with the Attiki Odos in the late-1990s and opened in February 2003, another interchange was first constructed in the mid-2002 and opened in 2004 and was ready for the 2004 Summer Olympics.


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