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Miaouli Square

Miaouli square

Miaouli square

Miaouli square is one of the biggest and rarest squares in Greece. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century.

Initially, the place was a sandy area, called the Salacha’s garden. In 1847, the Municipality bought the area in order to build the square based on Wilhelm fon Wilher’s studies. Since 1860 constructions were made and by 1870 the square was completed.

Its initial name was “Othonos square“, in honor of the greek king Othonas. After the expulsion of King Otto on 1862, the square was renamed to “Leotsakos Square” in honor of Nicholas Leotsakos (head of the military guard of Syros who tried to release political prisoner in Kythnos).

The present name was given in 1889 when the statue of Andreas Miaoulis was unveiled.

In the square there is a marble music platform work of I. Vitali (1907), used by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality.

Residents of the Plaza hundreds of pigeons that have become an integral part of the square.

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