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  • Address: 32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens, Greece 10679
  • Hours: Open Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm and Fri-Sat 9am-2pm

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National Library of Greece Tours

With a history dating back to 1832 and home to over 2 million books, microfilms, newspapers, ancient manuscripts and historic documents, the National Library of Greece is the heart of Greek literary history. 

The library moved to its current location in the center of Athens in 1903, a striking Neoclassical building designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen, whose other creations include the National University of Athens and the Academy of Athens constitute. Inspired by a Doric Temple, the grand library is sculpted from Pentelic marble and fronted by a pair of dramatic winding staircases. 

Plans are currently underway to relocate part of the library’s extensive collection, with construction beginning at a new complex in Phaleron Bay back in 2012.

Practical Info

The National Library of Greece is located on Panepistimiou Street in central Athens and is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

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Athens Private Small Group Full Day, Athens, null
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore 4,000 years of Greek civilization on this private 8-hour small-group tour of Athens. Visit top Athens attractions including the Odeon of Herodes ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.54
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 742 Reviews

Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $75.28
Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip, Athens, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

Discover two beautiful, fascinating Ancient Greece locations with this Athens Super Saver. With your guide, explore Athens and visit breathtaking monuments ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $132.38
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch, Athens, Super Savers
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 50 Reviews

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see with this full day trip all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Offering a perfect overview of the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.98
City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Athens, Full-day Tours
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City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 655 Reviews

Discover the best sights in Athens on-board our iconic open-top double-decker City Sightseeing tour bus. With 3 routes to choose from – Athens, Piraeus and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 24 to 72 hrs

From USD $23.16
Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour, Athens, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Tour in the heart of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium and many more with your 4-hour private taxi and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.70
Athens City Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide, Athens, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Athens City Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical significance on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour, led by an expert Spanish-speaking guide. Traveling ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.70
Athens Coastal Bike Tour, Athens, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Athens Coastal Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing 4 ½ h bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.01
Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour, Athens, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Admire the wonders of Ancient Greece on this comprehensive 3.5-hour city tour of Athens. Discover the historical center of the city as you drive past such ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.91
Central Athens Highlights Small Group Tour by TRIKKE, Athens, Half-day Tours
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Central Athens Highlights Small Group Tour by TRIKKE

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

See the top sights of central Athens on a revolutionary TRIKKE® (electric tricycle) on this leisurely 2-hour small group tour. Glide around the center on your ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.28

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