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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Address: Panepistimiou 30, Athens 106 79, Greece
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Impressive but there is so much more to see

It is undoubtedly impressive but if you are visiting Athens and flying around then not really a highlight unless you have plenty of time. Nice though.

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Alsager, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 26 February 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...

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Kangra, India
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The building has reproduced the great Greek sculpture and one can imagine how beautiful would have been all the ancient monuments of Golden Era of Greek civilization. Most beautiful modern era building in Athens. MUST SEE.

Thank Rajesh P
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Monuments of Athena and Apollo with lyre on the Academy's flanking pillars are very impressive. worth to see it

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is undoubtedly impressive but if you are visiting Athens and flying around then not really a highlight unless you have plenty of time. Nice though.

Thank GAlsager
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

If for no other reason, pay a quick visit to the university to enjoy the buildings. They're in a busy area that's easy to get to by metro or walking.

Thank Butler C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A must visit site where the Greek architecture was reincarnated. It is a complex consisting of three impressive buildings flanked on the right hand side by an equally impressive building which houses the eye institute of Athens according to locals. Very close to one of the busiest Metro stations.Syntagma.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

It was a destination on our hop on hop off bus and we stopped. The walk way was flanked by orange trees full of fruits. On going up the stairs you are amazed at the majesty of the building. There are 2 columns with Athena and Apollo perched on it. Up the stairs into the building huge columns fill the... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

The University of Athens is located along Panepistimiou Avenue, not far north from Syntagma Square. It is the central building, between the National Library and the most impressive, Academy of Athens. Like the other two, it is also a Neo-classical style of architecture. An easy way to access this location, is by, any of the three, hop on/ hop off... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We did not enter the building, just stopped there during our hop on hop off tour because the place was gorgeous. You should stop there and check it, even if it's only from the outside.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

By far, one of the most popular and beautiful area in Athens. Neoclassical buildings with sculptures for ancient Greece. Easy access by public transport and next to Ermou street, probably the most famous shopping area in Athens

Thank Vassilis K

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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 sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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