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Nikis Avenue

Nikis Avenue
Λεωφόρος Νίκης
Nikis Ave in 2007
Former name(s) Vasileos Konstantinou Ave
Namesake Victory in the Balkan Wars
Owner Municipality of Thessaloniki
Length 1.3 km (0.8 mi)
Location

Thessaloniki, Macedonia,

 Greece
From Eleftherias Square
Major
junctions
(Streets) Dragoumi, Venizelou, Komninon, Aristotelous, Karolou Diehl, Agias Sofias, Gounari, Mela
To White Tower

Nikis Avenue or Nikes Avenue (Greek: Λεωφόρος Νίκης, transl. Leofóros Níkis, "Victory Avenue") is the central waterfront avenue in Thessaloniki, Greece. It stretches from Eleftherias Square in the west to the White Tower in the east, where it meets with Alexander the Great Avenue. It is a three line eastward avenue.

Aerial view of Nikis Avenue. On the left the Port of Thessaloniki, on the right the White Tower.

History

From the end of the 19th century until now the Avenue has changed names:

  • Beyaz Kule Avenue in the Ottoman Empire until the liberation of the city by the Greek Army in 1912.
  • Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue until 1939
  • Nikis Avenue from 1939 until today
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