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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Hadrian's library didn't just have a library, but also several other structures that included a church that was rebuilt 3 times. Very little of the original structures remains. Some columns at the entrance have been restored. Parts of the old library, such as one of...More

2  Thank CYLau
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Like every ruin is athens, its a few columns and boulders spread out on the ground. They could make it worthwhile by giving a picture of what it looked like at the time and what was life like in those days. All they talk about...More

2  Thank nchammmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was once one of the largest structures erected by Hadrian. But there is not much to see anymore.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadrian's Library is at the entrance to the Roman Agora. To be honest, go, take your photo, walk the Roman Agora perimeter and then walk around to the Ancient Agora. It is more worthwhile!

Thank Donegalabu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadrian's Library is on route from the Ancient Agora to the Roman Forum. A relatively small site, but worth stopping by. You can still see the niches for scrolls in what remains of the library itself, noting this was undergoing renovation when we visited in...More

Thank 92stem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadrian's Library is just yards from Monastiraki Square and a metro stop. The site is easily recognizable by the three large columns that are still standing near the entrance. You can enter without a fee to take pictures but to walk around the area you...More

Thank ArtPhemister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of the Acropolis Ticket you can come inside here and see the Library of Hadrian. Seems to have been an amazing place back in the day and considered ancient ruins nowadays.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see for anyone travelling to Athens. We were impressed with the extent of the preservation work that has taken place. Amazing.

Thank Roman G
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Part of the combined ticket and an interesting visit, but won’t take too long out of your day. My only issue is a lack of a guide sheet, there are information boards for some things but the opportunity to buy a simple A4 sheet with...More

Thank Castlewolf
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

If we purchased the passing tickets, we couldn't tour it because it closed at 4:00 pm. We just looked at outside of library.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Part of the combination ticket that you can buy, Hadrian's Library, albeit in ruins, is quite impressive. You can still see the white walls and the massive pillars and the remains of an theatre. A few mosaics on the ground as well still remain. All...More

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It's difficult to understand this site (along with many of the other archaeological sites in Athens) due to the lack of interpretation. However, if you have the group ticket that covers all of the main archaeological monuments/sites then it's worth visiting. I wouldn't pay to...More

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sarigabi
19 May 2017|
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Response from sarigabi |
it actually doesn't allow multiple entries. I bought it when I went to Athens back in June-July. You can only enter each place once but you have 5 days to chose when you wanna visit each site.
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