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Address: 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 10679, Greece
Phone Number: +30 210 3600207
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The Academy of Athens

Recently visited the Academy of Athens during a 5 day trip to Greece. The building is a beautiful structure with striking architecture and an impressive curved stairwell at teh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Recently visited the Academy of Athens during a 5 day trip to Greece. The building is a beautiful structure with striking architecture and an impressive curved stairwell at teh entrance. Most highly recommended for a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The building of the Academy of Athens has a rich sculptural decoration, which was performed during the 1870s until the mid 1880s The biggest part of this decoration is Leonidas sculptor Drosis (1843-1884), Professor at School of Arts as then called the University, who had studied with a scholarship of Simon Sina in Munich and Dresdi.H main sculptural decoration is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Academy of Athens is a wonderful old building with a beautiful garden. While nothing spectacular it is worth the visit if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A nice building in neoclassical style. Neoclassical it's not my favourite style but I have to admit that its majesty is remarkable. Amazing the two statues on top of the tall columns!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fascinating building in Greek style and you can take photographs inside the assembly room with its walls covered in wall paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Really great classic building which is surrounded by a garden in the center of Athens. Worths a visit!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Walking up to the Acropolis, I came across the Academy and had to stop to take some pictures. The academy looks like it would fit right in with the structures on the Acropolis. If you have time, take a look inside (and if it's open), but make sure you have plenty of opportunity to get to the other places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

C1 ( 2013.08.23 ) There was located in the street, so I saw this place while going Acropolis from my hotel. This place was good for short sightseeing about 10 minutes. But this place's statue was very exquisite and beautiful. Beautiful building and statue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The main building of the Academy is a neoclassical building between Panepistimiou Street and Akadimias Street in the centre of Athens. The building was designed as part of an architectural "trilogy" in 1859 by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, along with the University and the National Library. It's worht of quick stop!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

A neo classic complex built in the 19th century one of the central landmarks in Athens. Designed by Theophil Hansen, a tribute to the Academy of Plato. Located on one of the most beautiful streets in Athens.

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Staying in Omonia

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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 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.