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National Library of Greece

32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79, Greece
0030 10 33 82 601
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32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79, Greece
0030 10 33 82 601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The work of Danish architect Theophil Hansen this building is meant to echo the glorious architecture of Athenian past. It is a beautiful sight only spoiled by the view of shabby modern buildings across the street covered in graffiti.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen, construction of the National Library began in 1888. It is part of Hansen’s famous Athenian Neoclassical Trilogy of buildings that include the National University of Athens and the Academy of Athens. The architecture is beautiful but the Library outgrew...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The national library of Greece is located in the center of Athens. It is a beautiful and impressive buildings. Like many other buildings in Athens - it has a history, as it was established in 1832.

Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The National Library of Greece is meant to relocate in 2017 from its current neoclassical building to the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation complex in the bay of Phaliron. The address is Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea. The current building is absolutely stunning in terms of...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Took many pictures of this building without realising it was the national library. I does not really look like a library but nonetheless a very nice building with well designed front and plants to enhance the esthetics of the building. This is one of the...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you are not already in the area, the easiest way to reach the National Library of Greece 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 here you...More

Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Looked like a great building but it was closed. Peeked through the window and it looked fabulous though.

Thank Gabaty
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Carry L
Reviewed 25 November 2016

there are 3 neo classical buildings together here and they are worth seeing..BUT..stay in front of the buildings,the rear has a small square with trees and benches..IT IS AN OPEN AIR DRUG MARKET..i was in omonia which is 5 minutes away and nearly all the...More

Thank glock123
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't enter the library as was short of time, but the building is very impressive and more than a bit reminiscent of a Greek temple, gives you an idea what the ruins would look like new

Thank Andrew R
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
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Response from Carry L | Reviewed this property |
They are a lot of space and chains for you to sit down. They do have wifi and computers for you to use! It is a library!