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Athens's main grid consists of three parallel streets—Stadiou, Eleftheriou Venizelou (widely called—and known—as Panepistimiou by natives), and Akadimias—that link two main squares, Syntagma and Omonia. Although the modern city sprawls in almost every direction, most of the finest Greek, Roman, and Byzantine landmarks are concentrated around the city center.