The square of Georgios I is located in the heart of the historical center of Patras and was originally called Kalamogdartis as near it, on Corinth Street, was his house.
It was officially named Othon Square. It was also called Central, but also Thomopoulou, while after 1862 and the expulsion of Otto it was named National.
However, from the period of the reign of George I, it got the name it maintains until today.
In 1902 it was paved and planted with trees, taking the form it had until its recent restoration.
The square is adorned with two cast iron fountains with winged lions made in France and installed in 1875.
From the 19th century it was surrounded by many magnificent buildings, some of which survive to this day.
On the north side of the square is the Municipal Theater "Apollo", a brilliant architecture by Ernst Ziller, built in 1871, the former Thomopoulos house, today the Cultural Center of the Bank of Greece, the building of the Commercial Association, the former Papagian house today of the "Hermes" association, etc.
Georgiou AD Square is also connected with the history of the city and the nation as all kinds of political and pre-election rallies have taken place in it.
Platia Vasileos Georgiou A, Patras 262 21, Greece