Examples of subcategories within our 12 main categories are shown below. We're trying to keep collection as efficient and simple as possible.

It is being developed by a small, dedicated team at The National Technical University of Athens. We are unable to answer individual queries but we welcome constructive comments on how to improve the site, and on other types of data and new features you might like to see.

You can send us comments or ask questions on our discussion threads at

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For press enquiries please contact the Urban Planning Research Lab of the National Technical University of Athens.

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Colouring Athens Building attribute data is © Colouring Athens contributors. Maps contain OS data © Crown copyright: OS Maps baselayers and building outlines.