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The Academy of Athens

28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79, Greece
+30 21 0360 0207
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28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are not already in the area, the easiest way to reach the Academy of Athens is by metro, red line/number 2, Panepistimiou Station. As you are out from the metro station, just cross the boulevard with the same name and here you are!...More

Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good looking building. I was allowed to go inside and take pictures. The staff was helpful and spend a few minutes chatting with them.

Thank Svetko_Jimmy
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

What makes this landmark great is it gives you a visual of how ancient buildings would have looked like...the columns, pediments, the sphinx, statues, et al. You don't have to go inside to appreciate it. In addition, statues of Plato and Socrates flank the building...More

Thank TotooIto
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Imposing neoclassical building built in the 19th century. It houses twelve working research academies and is one of the most well known landmarks in Athens, particularly around the Syntagma Square area. The massive statues of Plato and Socrates sit at the entrance to the staircase...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Located at the center of Athens, it is a wonderful highlight and a meeting point. Built at the beginning of the 20 th century it is a classical monument housing the services of The Academy of Athens, Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment...More

Thank konstantia k
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We met at the academy for the start of the free walking tour. The building is magnificent with some really nice statues and carvings.

Thank Malc6262
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our hotel was nearby so we walked over to see this beautiful structure. Although we wandered around the grounds, we did not know how to gain entry to the Academy or if it was even open to the public. It was worthwhile spending 30 minutes...More

Thank VW49
Reviewed 12 April 2016

we visited this area with our guide and it was amazing. a definitely must see when visiting Athens. it is very close to other main attractions aswell. you will love it if you are into art

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Just happened across the building while walking to find the Parliament building. (The tomb and parliament building are real close. So when you go to see them. Look for this building too.) Then read about it inside after I was taking pictures. Very nice. Free....More

Thank George B
Reviewed 29 March 2016

There is a trilogy of marble, neo-classical style buildings, all located next to each other along Panepistimiou. The National Library, the University of Athens and the most acclaimed of the three buildings, The Academy of Athens. A most impressive building, it is the highest research...More

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Omonia
Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is
grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from
the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its
underground stalls, the square is now mostly
frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The
most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set
off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually
coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a
...More
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