- Pedion tou Areos
The Pedion tou Areos or Pedion Areos (Greek: Πεδίον του Άρεως or Πεδίον Άρεως, meaning "Field of Mars", corresponding to the French "
Champ de Mars" and the ancient " Campus Martius") is one of the largest public parks in Athens, Greece. It is also the name of the wider neighbourhood.
The park was designed in
1934and its purpose was to honour the heroes of the Greek revolutionof 1821, 21 of whom are depicted in marble busts standing in the park.
The park is a state-owned public ground, covering an area of 27.7
hectares, and is located about 1 km NE from the Omonoia Square. Today, it is enclosed by the streets Mavromateon, Evelpidon, Pringiponisson and the Alexandras Avenue. In front of the main entrance of the park there is an equestrian statueof king Constantine I. At the other entrance, near Alexandras Avenue, there stands a memorial to the English, Australian and New Zealander soldiers who fought in the Battle of Greecein the Second World War. The memorial is surmounted by a statue of goddess Athena.
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