Kallithea Rent a Car
Kallithea is a vast southern suburb of Athens and is the most densely populated municipality in Greece, with its core nucleus in Davaki Square. It borders with the areas of Tavros, Moschato, Nea Smyrni, Dafni and the Municipality of Athens.
The name Kallithea was given to the area in 1884 by the Anonymous Building Company which had undertaken its building and designing because of its splendid view to the Saronic Gulf.
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The Municipality of Kallithea is the emblem of Theseus, who, according to mythology, returning from Crete where he had exterminated the Minotaur, landed on the shores of Kallithea.
Archaeological finds reveal that the area of Kallithea was inhabited already in the 4th century BC, when maritime activity was developing there.
In the late 19th century an organized settlement began to grow. The plans of the first buildings were signed by the famous Ernst Ziller. At the beginning of the 20th century the settlement was already full of splendid neoclassical houses, mainly country houses.
After the Asia Minor Disaster of 1922, a large number of refugees from Asia Minor and Pontos settled in the area, having the advantage of being between Athens and Piraeus, evolving into a remarkable industrial and commercial center.
With the Car Hellas Rent A Car rental car, explore Kallithea and visit the remarkable symbol buildings of another era, such as the Shooting Gallery built specifically for the 1896 Olympic Games Shooting Games or Stonehenge in Harokopou, exceptional stone-built two-storey houses, based on plans by the well-known German architect Ernst Ziller.
Other important buildings worth visiting are the house of painter Sophia Laskaridou and now the Municipal Art Gallery, the PEAIN Museum, the most active resistance organization on German Occupation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the largest cultural work of Europe.
Your visit to Kallithea, a trip to beauty and culture, will be unforgettable, with the comfort of travel offered by the unrivaled Car Hellas Rent A Car car rental service.