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Mentioned below are some of the recent historical buildings in Athens. For further information concerning the buildings, the visiting hours and the entrance fees, contact their offices at the phone numbers indicated.

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  1. The Academy of Athens
  2. The Vallianios National Library
  3. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  4. The Parliament Building
  5. Zappeion Hall

The Academy of Athens

The Academy of Athens is a neoclassic building in the center of Athens. The architecture of the structure has borrowed elements from the Erechtheion. The Greek Prime Minister of that time, Charilaos Trikoupis, inaugurated the finished building in 1887.

Built in: 1859-1863 and 1868-1885
Features: Statues, Decorated Facets, Ionic Columns, Pediments.

The Academy of Athens
28, Eleftherios Venizelos Ave. (Panepistimiou Street), 10679, Athens Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 3600207, 210 3600209, Fax: (+30) 210 3642918


The National Library

Although the National Library is a neoclassical building, it has also borrowed architectural characteristics from the Temple of Hephaestus. It was commissioned by the Greek Prime Minister Charilaos Trikoupis in 1884.

Built in: 1887-1902
Features: Doric Columns (outdoors), Curved Staircase, Ionic Columns (indoors).

The Vallianios National Library
32, Eleftherios Venizelos Ave. (Panepistimiou Street), 10679, Athens Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 3226549, 210 3214413, Fax: (+30) 210 3611552


The National and Kapodistrian University is a building constructed according to the Early neoclassic architectural style, in combination with characteristics of the Propylaea of the Acropolis.

Built in: 1839-1864
Features: Statues, Decorated Facets, Ionic Columns, Pillars.

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
30, Eleftherios Venizelos Ave. (Panepistimiou Street), 10679, Athens Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 3226549, 210 3223886, Fax: (+30) 210 3602145


The Parliament Building

Greece's Parliament Building was originally the residential palace of King Otto. It is a stunning sample of early neoclassic architecture. It has housed the Hellenic Parliament, its offices and archives since 1935.

Built in: 1836-1840
Features: Doric-style Columns.

The Parliament Building
Syntagma Square, Athens


Zappeion Hall

Zappeion Hall was financed by Evangellos Zappas, and was used as the first Olympic Village for the 1896 Athens Olympic Games. It is located next to the Parliament Building and the National Gardens. Since the Olympic Games in 1896 it has been used as an event venue, an exhibition center , a conference hall and press center. It is also the locale of many political events in Greece, such as the signing of the Treaty of Accession by which Greece became a member of the European Economic Community in 1979, and the signing of the Treaty of Accession by which the 10 new countries became members of the European Union, which took place in April 2003, during Greece's EU presidency.

Built in: 1874-1888
Features: Doric-style columns, atrium, peristyle.

There are many other historical buildings in Attica worth visiting during your stay:

The Eye-Clinic, The Students' Club of the University of Athens, The Gas Factory Workshops, Athens City Hall, The Poulopoulos Old Hat-Factory, The Rail-way Station (Piraeus-Peloponnese) The Office Building in Athenas Street, 37 Dionysiou Areopagitou Building, 17 Dionysiou Areopagitou Building, The Cathedral of Athens, The National Theater Building, The National Bank of Greece Building, Melas Mansion, The National Technical University, FIX Factory, The Kamariza Mining Industry in Lavrion, The Municipal Theater of Piraeus, The Eugenidion Planetarium.

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