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32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79, Greece
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We only walked in briefly but it was such a nice place. There are several floors of tall stacks visible from the lobby, really neat looking. There were a lot of people there but not overcrowded, except for computer work stations which were very popular....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This monument is a masterpiece. A historical building with beautiful architecture and many books to help any person that is interested in searching historical or science matters. It worth a visit even though a quick walk around. The only problem is that the area around...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is a beautiful building and the architecture is just amazing. There are several other buildings and statues that are close by that are also worth a visit. We loved this area and there is a Paul just down the street.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Sadly it was closed when we came here, but I came for the architecture alone anyway (Danish architect designed this building and two others situated close by). We were able to peek through the windows and admire from the outside, the outside being beautiful also...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Another masterpiece by Danish architect Hansen who designed the building as a part of Athenian Neoclassical Trilogy. The library was moved (or it is in process of moving) to the new location in Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on the seafront area of Phaleron Bay,...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We stopped by the National Library of Greece whilst on the Sights of Athens tour. The building itself is very impressive and designed to mimic the ancient architecture. It is part of Hansen’s famous Athenian Neoclassical Trilogy of buildings that include the National University of...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The building seems to be very nice inside (we just had a quick glance through the doors), but the library is being moved somewhere else so we didn't get a chance go get inside, unfortunately.

Thank gregdzi
Reviewed 20 January 2018

The work of Danish architect Theophil Hansen this building is meant to echo the glorious architecture of Athenian past. It is a beautiful sight only spoiled by the view of shabby modern buildings across the street covered in graffiti.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen, construction of the National Library began in 1888. It is part of Hansen’s famous Athenian Neoclassical Trilogy of buildings that include the National University of Athens and the Academy of Athens. The architecture is beautiful but the Library outgrew...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The national library of Greece is located in the center of Athens. It is a beautiful and impressive buildings. Like many other buildings in Athens - it has a history, as it was established in 1832.

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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
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Irene Q
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Response from Carry L | Reviewed this property |
They are a lot of space and chains for you to sit down. They do have wifi and computers for you to use! It is a library!