National Library of Greece
National Library of Greece
4.5
Libraries
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Akadimia (Academy)
How to get there
  • Panepistimio • 1 min walk
  • Nomismatokopio • 6 min walk

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We passed this grand building on foot and in cabs and admired it each time. Here we are in Greece and they made their library look like an ancient Greek temple, but it is actually a modern building. Set apart from the others around it, you can really get a good look.
Written 27 March 2024
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Only a drive by on Hop on Hop off bus, but maybe next time I'll get off this stop & check it out inside as well
Written 9 November 2023
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Τέλος Π
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
An amazing building, great architecture, if you have time check the inside you will be even more amazed, it’s like you travel back in time
Written 13 January 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
This is one of three buildings designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen that were constructed from 1859 onwards ,it's the building on the left along Panepistimou in the direction of Omonia Square roughly speaking,a great example of Neoclassical architecture at it's best ,it's a building I highly recommend you check out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Panepistimou .
Written 25 July 2022
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,691 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I cam across the Library by accident when I was looking for a museum. The building was closed, but the architecture was beautiful in a neoclassical style.
Written 5 February 2022
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MargotPrist
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
It's a beautiful building on the outside.
Unfortunately we weren't able to see the inside because we came after closing time so check the opening-hours before you go!
Written 9 January 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is another one of the Classical Greek style modern buildings along Panepistiniou Street that are locally called “The Trilogy”. We felt it looked more like a courthouse.
Written 6 October 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
If walking the Panepistimou St from Omonia square towards Syntagma, the National Library will be the first neoclassic edifice you encounter on your left hand side.
Just after it is the University and then comes the Athens Academy bldg.
I think you cannot enter either of them, but all three make a perfect photo spot.
Written 26 September 2021
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permia
Ireland61,684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It looked marvellous on the clear azure sky day of our visit. Ascending the sweeping stairway we admired its marble and soaring columns.

Housing the library for well over a century, the limitations on space and its infrastructure led to planning for a new library. This opened in 2018 as part of the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Institution towards the south of the city.

Currently Greek newspaper and magazine archives are kept in this landmark construct. Plans for its future use are apparently under discussion.
Written 23 March 2020
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Krishhere
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India1,412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This one if the three buildings in neo classical style, located next to each other on Panepistimou street. The National library of Greece is on the left, the University of Athens in the middle and the Academy of Athens on the right. A landmark area of the city.
Written 25 February 2020
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