The Academy of Athens is located on Panepistimiou street and along with the University of Athens on the left side and the National Library on the left side of the University, they consist of the “Athenian Trilogy”.
The Academy was founded in 1926 and promotes Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts while its members are prominent personalities from each field. Being granted membership is considered a great honor.
The Institution is housed in one of the most significant buildings of Athens. It is a great sample of the Neoclassical architectural movement that flourished in the late 19th & early 20th centuries in Athens.
Its designs are by Theophilus Hansen and is considered his most important work. Furthermore many architects and historians argue that this is the most beautiful neoclassical building in the world.
Apart from its interesting architecture, the building has some remarkable sculptures and designs that capture your eye.
The sculptures of Goddess Athena and God Apollo placed on two very high columns right and left of the main building are simply emblematic.
Also, sculptures of Socrates and Plato in the entrance are a tribute to the greatest Greek Philosophers.
The Academy indoor spaces are not open to the public.
Visits can be organized only with a permission.