Athinas Street, is a street in downtown Athens in Greece. It is named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Walking a straight line down Athinas from Omonia, it will take you right up to the Acropolis, and on the way you would pass some of the most interesting places in Athens. Athinas street is the heart and soul of modern Athens .
The street runs from Ermou Street north to Omonoia Square, through the Psiri, neighborhood. Its total length is nearly 1 km of which 80 m is a walkway since 1999. Until 1999, it used to access with Omonoia Square, , now motorists can now access it via Lykourgos Street east to Aiolou and 28 Oktovriou (Patissi) Street and other streets. North of Lykourgos is a pedestrian walkway. It has two lanes of traffic and room for car parking. Famous buildings includes the Athens City Hall, on the west side and office towers northward.
The Modern Agora is east of Athinas Street, . Kotzia Square, lies to the east with Karamanou Square, also on the east. Shops and residential buildings lies to the south with neo-classical buildings. In the middle of Athinas street is the Varvakeios municipal market. The oldest market in Athens.The rest of the architecture except for the city hall and square are modernistic. Metro Line 1 runs underneath Athinas street for its entire length.In June 2008, the Mayor of Athens, Nikitas Kaklamanis, , ordered the street pedestrianised. The street will be closed to most traffic and emphasis will be given to making it one of Athens' greenest streets.