Museum of the History of Athens University

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Neighborhood: Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
How to get there
  • Akropoli • 3 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 5 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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André K
Antibes, France61 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
A large private home from the 18th century, which served as the first university of independent Greece, at the foot of the Acropolis. Interesting collections of historical pictures, scholars' portraits, scientific and medical instruments... Very hospitable staff. Terrace with beautiful view over the Plaka and well beyond. And all for free !
Written June 2, 2012
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264Artemis1970
Greater London, UK16 contributions
Aug 2016
Just a stunning location right in the heart of Athens. Even from the outside, you cannot but take many photos
Written August 19, 2016
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Nicholas L
Oakland, CA8 contributions
It has a huge model of the city that one can walk around but whats best is that this city is several thousand years old and to see it grow and wane over the eons is fascinating.
Written January 2, 2013
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permia
Ireland37,716 contributions
Feb 2020
After the upheavals of the long struggle for independence, an important goal of the new Greek state was the implementation of modern educational institutions. Here documents marvellously the nascent university component of this objective.

At this fine Kleanthous House the first university sat for about four years, from 1837. With just four faculties, but effectively more disciplines given that one, Philosophy, in those days incorporated mathematics and physics.

A broad collection of documents, and artefacts comprising pharmaceutical, medical and scientific items are on display. Photographs of early students, well attended lectures and academic staff are to be seen.

The 150th anniversary was celebrated in 1985 and the well-wishing from American universities like Cornell and Temple are proudly exhibited.
Written March 22, 2020
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RebeccaHTraveller
Crawley, UK115 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This museum is a short walk from the Monastiraki area but is quiet as not part of the normal tourist trail. Welcomed by a lovely dog obviously owned by the people who run it! Not a large museum but plenty of interest to see, and wonderful views over Athens from the terrace on the top floor.
Written August 23, 2019
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CBR
139 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
An interesting museum which will appeal to many. Cheap admission. A great outside terrace with fine views over Athens. It us close to other small museums which you can drop into.
Written June 11, 2019
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Hajnalka
Budapest51 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Great story line troughout the beginning times of the modern university in Athens. I was happy to see the first woman graduated there and all the old medical devices and teaching models.
Written February 12, 2019
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Dream50285278548
4 contributions
Nov 2018
Situated in a house of a great turkish lady that the first king of Greece Otto bought, the Museum is extremely interesting. The ancient books, medical instruments, astrological maps take you to a trip through the time.
An interesting fact, sometimes the students followed lessons at the professors houses. And many more!
Written January 22, 2019
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jrp56
Manchester, UK90 contributions
Sep 2018
Cost - Adults - 2 euros, Children aged 12 to 18 years old- 1 euro; not expensive and worth every 'euro'. and free the first Sunday of the month.
N.B. The museum is open Monday – Friday: 09.00 -16.00; the first Sunday of each month from 11.00 until 16.00 with free admission for all.
There is plenty to see and learn about the history of Greece. Its collections consist of old rare books, manuscripts, scientific instruments, portraits and much more.
Written January 16, 2019
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steven m
Edinburgh, UK788 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
This fascinating old house contains so much history. You might wonder about the myriad accomplishments of Stamatios Kleanthis, who in 1851 participates at the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London. He supplies the marbles for the restoration of the Louvre Museum sculptures and for the construction of several Greek buildings, such as the modern Greek Parliament House. So you go to visit and discover all sorts of wonders. The medical exhibit is great and includes bygone wonders such as a kymograph and a magic lantern. The physics/chemistry laboratory contains lots of antiquated scientific instruments, including an old portable seismograph. Along with various papers, books, pictures and photographs you get some terrific insights into the university's early decades and accomplishments. All this for €2, and you'll possibly be the only visitor as I was.
Written December 18, 2018
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