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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Panepistimiou 30, Athens 106 79, Greece
+30 21 0727 7000
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Panepistimiou 30, Athens 106 79, Greece
Omonia
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+30 21 0727 7000
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

The oldest university in this part of Europe, founded in 1837 is today one of the largest in Europe with more than one hundred thousand students. It is housed in a famous building designed in 1841 by Danish architect Christian Hansen who followed the neoclassical...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I loved looking at these statement buildings as Greece asserted herself as a nation: the university, the academy and the national library. Do walk and look at them to appreciate Greece’s pride in her heritage.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Philosophy, Theology, History, Archaeology, Music, Theatre. Everything in front of you through the centuries! Be proud for your knowledge...

Thank Ioannis T
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This 19th century building is part of a trio built by a danish architect Hans Christian Hansen located between the national library and the academy. Beautiful campus and very photogenic. Too bad there is a good bit of graffiti everywhere spoiling the view.

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Just for the record, the Trilogy of buildings was designed by Danish architect Theophilus Hansen and his brother Christian. If you come to Vienna see T’s other masterpieces, the Parlament and the Musikverein. And Yes, I happen to be Danish!

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I love being around this place. Awesome building with the essence of Ancient Greek times! Worth visiting

Thank Ireneacav
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

The National University of Athens is a magnificent building. The best way to get there is by Metro. Get off your Red Line Metro at Panepistimio (University) Metro station, walk up onto the road, a few more steps, and you are in front of the...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

If you are not already in the area, the easiest way to reach the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is by metro, red line/number 2, Panepistimiou Station. As you are out from the metro station, just cross the boulevard with the same name and...More

Thank Lucian M
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

The Main buildings of the National University are astonishing. At night, they are even perfect. I passed through them every single night, and every single night I photographed them. If you simply don't have the time to enter, just go and enjoy the buildings from...More

Thank AndrePatricio
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

The building of the National University of Athens is one of the 3 best samples of neoclassic architecture in Athens, along with the National Library and the National Academy buildings. Excellent designs, fine marbles with the characteristic columns and overall details of Neoclassicism...

Thank sotirispap2015
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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
...More
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