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The Academy of Athens

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Address: 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79, Greece
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Good looking building. I was allowed to go inside and take pictures. The staff was helpful and spend a few minutes chatting with them.

Reviewed 7 March 2017
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Reviewed 7 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
San Pablo, California
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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 and Athena and Apollo are on pedestals. While here, a couple of groups arrived with... More 

Thank TotooIto
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1,359 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,300 helpful votes
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 of the academy building. I may be wrong but it certainly appeared to me that... More 

Thank Belgo96
Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
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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 in the country. It operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. It is... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 to admire the architecture and statues.

Thank VW49
Venezia, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
Monroe Center, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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. Lots of marble. Quick visit, only one room allowed to see inside. Better than the... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 30 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 establishment within the country. Upon entering through the manicured front garden, you will pass through... More 

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Volos, Greece
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Architecture amazing building !! In the center of Athens! University of Athens!on of the top places to view !

Thank Dimitrios K

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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 sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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