Kotzia Square, in central Athens, retains several characteristics of 19th century neoclassical architecture including the Athens City Hall. The square is surrounded by Efpolidos Street to the north, Athinas Street to the west, Kratinou to the south, and Aiolou Street from the east. Several hotels are located near the square. The square itself is south of Omonia Square and north of Monastiraki.
Another interesting building on Kotzia Square is the eclectic-style Melas Mansion (designed by Ernst Ziller, 1887), with an impressive façade, and two small towers at the sides, dominates the south side of the square. The central hall is covered with a glass roof. In the perimeter are Doric and Ionian style colonnades. Today, the building houses the Cultural Center of the National Bank of Greece. One of the most important modern architectural sights of Athens, is the Administration Building of the National Bank of Greece (2002), designed by Greek architects, with the collaboration of the famous architect M. Botta. On the ground floor there is a restored section of the ancient Acharnai road.
In the vicinity of Kotzia Square, we recommend Hotel Fresh. This design hotel offers luxurious, stylish rooms, in vivid colors. Most units feature balconies, some with a Zen garden. Hotel Fresh stylish rooms feature furnishings and fittings by designers such as Philip Starck and Artemide. The spacious rooms are soundproofed and equipped with LCD satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Toiletries and slippers are standard. Wellness options include a sauna, a state-of-the-art fitness center and hamam. On the rooftop of Hotel Fresh, the outdoor swimming pool offers views to the Parthenon and the city. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast buffet in Magenta Restaurant. The Rooftop Lounge Bar-Restaurant serves Mediterranean specialties in an informal environment and offers skyline views by the pool with the Acropolis in view.