Athens’ first New York-style skyscraper, this massive building originally housed a cinema, theatre and ballroom, before becoming one of the National Theatre’s main stages. Its striking façade and Art Deco elements have earned the Rex a place as one of Athens’ most cherished architectural landmarks.
Continuing straight ahead, we find Emmanouil Benaki Street in front of us and we vertically cross it. We proceed straight, still using the curbside of the right pavement for orientation.
While we continue straight, we bypass the end of the Themistokleous pedestrian street on our right. In a few metres, the Great Walk ends, so we step upon the right pavement of Panepistimiou Street before finding the next perpendicular street in front of us.
We locate the wall on the interior side of the pavement, position it on our right hand and turn right onto Patission Street (which is actually an avenue, also called 28 Oktovriou Street). On 28 Oktovriou Street, we locate and follow the tactile paving. We remain on the right pavement of the street. It is a wide pavement that ensures comfortable movement.
On the junction of the tactile paving, with an option to the right towards the Gladstonos pedestrian street, we continue straight on Patission Street.
As we continue, we find in front of us Veranzerou Street and we vertically cross it. If we follow Veranzerou Street to the right, it leads us to Kaniggos Square. On our left, while remaining on Veranzerou Street, number 31, we can find the head office of the Panhellenic Association of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind.
Walking on Patission Street, we find Chalkokondili Street in front of us and we vertically cross it. Straight ahead, Kapodistriou Street is in front of us and we vertically cross it. Proceeding straight, we find and vertically cross Solomou Street.
Straight ahead we find the perpendicular Stournari Street. If we turn right, it will lead us to Exarchia Square, which has many places for coffee, food and entertainment.