Architectural Buildings in Athens

THE 10 BEST Athens Architectural Buildings

Architectural Buildings in Athens

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  • cookieabroad
    brisbane australia126 contributions
    Even more amazing when you visit in person than all the photos we have all seen over the years. You have to find out how to avoid the enormous crowds from all over the world!
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    The Academy of Athens is an absolutely stunning building ,established in 1926,architect Theophil Hansen designed this building plus the National Library and the University as part of a architecturally " trilogy " in 1859 ,a great example of Neoclassical architecture at it's best .
    I love the way the building looks ,the four statues of Athena,Socrates,Plato and Apollo add to the joy of viewing the building ,it's such a photogenic looking building,makes for some great photographic buildings and is most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate along. Panepistimiou.
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,620 contributions
    A remarkably clean subway station in the absolute center of town. It is a transfer point so lots of people pass through it. It is so clean that it looks brand new, but is not. A pleasure.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Miluta Flueras
    Bucharest, Romania24 contributions
    Athens oldest cemetery is a beautiful and peaceful place to explore. It's full of fascinating history and stories. The grounds are well kept and the atmosphere is serene and calming. I highly recommend a visit to this quiet spot to anyone looking to explore the past and experience a piece of Athens' ancient heritage. 5 stars!
    Written December 24, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    Designed by architect Theophil Hansen the famous Danish architect ,one of the three buildings that make up the learning area of Athens ,this building was constructed from 1859,it's a great example of Neoclassical architecture at it's best ,very photogenic ,makes for some great photographic opportunities ,it's easy to locate along Panepistimou and well worth checking out .
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • PaulB
    Maastricht, The Netherlands2,894 contributions
    The smallish pittoresque Agia Sophia is located opposite and underneath the Acropolis and the Herodeonat the Areopagitou Street.
    Although it's a private church (of the Meropeion Old People's Home), it is open for public.
    Compared to other (older) churches, the interior looks rather bright and colorful.
    Admission is free, although a (small) doneation will always be appreciated.
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • camfamgo
    Toronto, Canada75 contributions
    My family and I were in Athens, and staying within walking distance so we decided to pop over to have a look. The church was very accessible, in fact, we just walked in to have a look. It is very beautiful with amazing detail throughout. The ceilings had beautiful religious artwork, and lit candles scented the experience, if you're close by, I'd recommend stopping in, just takes a few minutes.
    Written September 7, 2017
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  • Fares Eddin
    Athens, Greece101 contributions
    Nice bridge with unique design, i was happy seeing it but I was shocked seeing a lot of drug addicts there consuming drugs in the middle of the day (and I mean heroine) it was quite sad and shocking but this is unfortunately another aspect of Athens.
    Written August 31, 2018
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  • permia
    Ireland38,176 contributions
    Passing along P. Tsaldari we saw this fine Neo-Classical frontage that formerly hosted the important Municipal Art Gallery. Its somewhat faded grandeur was still attractively impressive.

    Built in the early 1870s and designed by the prolific architect Panagis Kalkos it has all elements of the Classical style.

    Until late 2010 it was home to the Municipal Gallery but as its collections expanded it proved inadequate to modern needs.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this lovely construct is re-purposed for future roles.
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    Athens is a city justifiably famous for it's great architecture ,a beautiful building that caught my eye was The Arsakeion Building.
    Constructed between 1846-1852 by architect Lysander Kaftantzoglou as a school,it's a style of architecture known as Hellenic Neoclassicism,the facade is superb,it's such an interesting and photogenic looking building,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're walking down Char Trikoupi.
    Written July 27, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    Athens is an ancient city ,it's the cradle of democracy and walking around the old streets of the Plaka District throws up reminders of the past,one such historic site is Monumental Hadrianic Building.
    The ruins we see today are what remains of the Monumental Hadrianic Building ,constructed between 117-138 A.D ,this building was once a three aisles basilica,part of the visible walls that you can see are made from aktite ,a local limestone of Pireaus ,this building was discovered in 1968 and was identified as the Common Shrine Of All Gods ,a meeting place for the deputies of city states ( Panellenion ) ,it's a wonderful historic site ,there's a information board outlining the history of these ruins ,if you're planning a trip to Athens it's an historic site I highly recommend you check out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Adrianou.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    On a roasting hot afternoon my twin brother Stephen and I decided to drop anchor in Plateia Karytsi ( Karytsi Square ) and enjoy a couple of beers in a few taverns in this pretty square ,the square is home to two beautiful buildings ,The Holy Church Of Saint George Karykis ,the church which gives the square it's name and Mousouri Theatre .
    Mousouri Theatre is a wonderful looking theatre building ,the facade is very eye catching ,never ventured into the theatre but I was suitably impressed to take some photos of the Mousouri Theatre ,a building that adds to the joy of visiting Karytsi Square.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    My twin brother Stephen and I walked through Kotzia Square on several occasions during our weeks holiday in Athens ,the building that impressed me the most was National Bank Of Greece .
    I loved the look of this building,the facade is amazing ,the entrance very eye catching ,it's such an evocative looking structure ,very photogenic ,makes for some great looking photos ,it's a building that adds to the joy of visiting Kotzia Square .
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    Wandering around this part of town I passed this beautiful building and what a great find.
    A fine looking building,a bank building ,the facade is superb,it's a building that commands your attention,it's in an area of outstandingly beautiful architecture ,this building is so photogenic ,makes for some great photographic opportunities ,it's easy to locate along Pesmazoglou and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,042 contributions
    My twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around this part of the city and chanced upon this beautiful building.
    A wonderful looking building ,constructed between 1875-1876 , I love classical architecture and this is as good an example of that fine style of architecture as you will find ,the lovely columns .the peaked roof,the general look of the building ,it's a very photogenic building and is most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Adrianou .
    Written July 13, 2022
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