Thymarakia

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Thymarakia
Θυμαράκια
Neighborhood
Thymarakia in Athens.svg
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 38°00′24″N23°43′27″E / 38.00667°N 23.72417°E / 38.00667; 23.72417 Coordinates: 38°00′24″N23°43′27″E / 38.00667°N 23.72417°E / 38.00667; 23.72417
Country Greece
Region Attica
City Athens
Postal code104 45
Area code(s) 210
Website www.cityofathens.gr

Thymarakia (Greek : Θυμαράκια, pronounced  [θi.maˈɾaca] ) is a neighborhood of Athens. It takes its name from the Greek word 'θυμάρι' which means 'thyme', which was formerly plentiful in the area.

Greek language language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.

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Thyme herb with culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses

Thyme is any member of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes being Thymus vulgaris.

The area is served by Agios Nikolaos metro station on line 1 of the Athens Metro.

Agios Nikolaos metro station metro station in Athens, Greece

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Line 1 (Athens Metro) Line 1 of Athens Metro

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Athens Metro rapid transit railway in Athens, Greece

The Athens Metro is a rapid-transit system in Greece which serves the Athens conurbation and parts of East Attica. It incorporates the former Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways (ISAP), which opened as a conventional steam railway in 1869, was electrified in 1904, and is now part of Line 1. Beginning in 1991, Attiko Metro constructed and extended Lines 2 and 3 and the Attiko Metro Operations Company (AMEL) operated these lines from 2000 to 2011. The metro network merged in 2011 when the Greek government created the Urban Rail Transport Company (STASY), a subsidiary of the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA). First Chairman and CEO of the merged company became Kostas Vassiliadis, a former Chief Engineer and later CEO of Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways. The system is noted for being modern and efficient, in its own right and in comparison to other subway systems elsewhere. It has significantly changed Athens by providing a much-needed solution to the city's traffic and air pollution problem, as well as revitalising many of the areas it serves. An extension of Line 3 is under construction towards Piraeus and also other extensions of existing lines, as well as a new line, are under consideration. The Athens Metro is actively connected with the other means of public transport, such as buses, trolleys, the Athens Tram and the Proastiakos suburban railway. The Athens Metro is hailed for its modernity and many of its stations feature works of art, exhibitions and displays of the archeological remains found during its construction. Photography and video-taking is permitted across the whole network and street photographers often work in Athens Metro.

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