Gazi is the most up and coming district of the early 21st century, harmoniously combining the industrial tradition of the past with the present. Located to the southwest of Iera Odos and Pireos Street, Gazi boasts an intense nightlife, cultural and recreation choices and eye-catching lofts, which are the main features here.
The chimneys of the multi purpose Technopolis cultural space will be your compass, leading your directly to Gazi. This area was named after the Gasworks plant (gas lighting) founded in 1857 and is nowadays home to the Industrial Gas Museum. From 1910, many whorehouses were situated here, as they are today, with the characteristic red-pink fluroescent “studio” signs.
You can walk to Gazi from Monastiraki or Thisseio and let the street art, the buildings' industrial urban style and the crowds capture your gaze. You'll soon discover that the area covers all tastes as far as recreation is concerned. Cafe-bars, clubs, modern restaurants, picturesque taverns, pubs, galleries and multi purpose venues, as well as the famous traditional "bouzoukia" of Iera Odos, will keep you occupied morning, noon and night.
Here you can also find a multitude of gay friendly hangouts, since the beginning of the 21st century the area has been considered to be one of the favourite haunts for gays and lesbians, as well as hipsters.