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

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,074 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 March 27, 2024
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Christo Gio
Larissa Region, Greece56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mostly i liked the atmosphere and idea that there a safe place for History and knowledge......
The Ancient books and Papyrus, the replica send from Alexandria, the Greek Philosophy books, and the classic good condition of the building.
Written September 23, 2012
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SPYRIDON-OF
ATHENS103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
This review is about the building, as seen by the outside. It is one of three neoclassic buildings that majestically adorn the centre of University street,Athens. The Library, as a state institution was decided and established by the first Governor of Greece, Ioannes Capodistrias in 1829, and was later designed and planned by Theophil Hansen, a famous Danish neoclassicist architect, who is also the creator of the nearby Athens Academy building, his other masterpiece.The Library marble staircase reminds me of the similar staircase of the Viennese Parliament House, which is his work also. The Library, that costed more than one fortune, was financed by the Vallianos brothers, a merchant family from Cephallonia. It is made of pentelikon marble, and it is in the style of ancient athenian doric temples, the closest one can get to what a monument was like in those times of Pericles, before the barbaric invasion and destruction.
Written May 21, 2013
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,500 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 February 5, 2022
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Tracy W
Melbourne, Australia1,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
The National Library building is part of a trilogy of buildings located next to each other. Built in 1888, and designed by a Dutch Architect , Hansen.
The three buildings are: The National Library, University of Athens, and Academy of Athens. These are located in central Athens. They are beautiful and worth a look.
Written November 25, 2018
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bethebel
Albany, NY58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Cool place to visit, and sees like an awesome resource for locals.
Written September 21, 2018
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Vasilis_Vl
Hamburg, Germany137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 is a little bit dangerous. Avoid the area alone, or at night.
Written August 7, 2018
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Mark Rossiter
Horsham, UK190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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 (picture enclosed).

Situated among many nearby attractions and restaurants, there is no reason not to have a quick glance at the very least before continuing your adventures.

Living in Athens; I would probably visit every weekend and study inside.
Written May 22, 2018
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Carry L
Melbourne, Australia194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
I went 10th Jan 2017. The staffs told me the Library will move to new place which is very nice new building with Opera house together! Take bus B2, get off interamerica station then walk 5-10 minutes. Very nice new library!
Written January 17, 2017
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
A huge neoclassical building in the centre of Athens. I've been also inside and I advise you to do the same. Neoclassical style is not my favourite one but I have to admit I enjoyed the visit. Definetely advisable!
Written October 28, 2014
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