Tavros (Greek: Ταύρος, which means "bull"), is a suburb in the southwestern part of Athens, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Moschato-Tavros, of which it is a municipal unit.
Athens is not far to the east and is 4 km from the town centre and 3 km from the boundary. It is also located 1 km from Konstantinopouleos Street, 6 km E of downtown Piraeus, about 4 km E of Kifissos Avenue/GR-1/E75 northbound and about 1 km N of Syngrou Avenue.
The area was made up of farmlands and some forests dominated the northern part of the area. The forests, filled with leafy trees including tall ones, are aligned with the ISAP railway linking Piraeus and Patras and Thessaloniki and within the main street, Piraios Street (GR-86), an old road linking downtown Athens and Piraeus. The area was of mixed farming which included pastures, vegetables and groves. Forests were to the east. In the 1900s and the 1920s, urban development replaced much of the farmlands. Today, much of the municipality is residential. The industrial area is to the north. The area is mainly made up of urban areas with a few business areas mainly within Syngrou Avenue. The main streets are Piraios Street to the north, Konstantinopouleos Street with an interchange in the east and Syngrou Avenue south of the municipality. Tavros has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices and squares (plateies). The headquarters of the Greek National School of Public Administration are located in Tavros on Piraios Street 211.
Sites of Interests
Spyros Yalabidis Stadium
Maria Dimitriadi (1951–2009), singer
List of municipalities of Attica
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/"
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License