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  • Address: 30 Panepistimiou Avenue (also called Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue), Athens, Attica, Greece 10679, Greece
  • Hours: Not open to the public

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University of Athens Tours

The University of Athens (the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, to give it its full title) is part of the triumvirate of neighboring buildings known as the ‘Neoclassical Trilogy’ designed by Danish architects Theophil and Christian Hansen and including the Academy of Athens and the National Library. It was founded by King Otto of Greece in 1837 during the post-independence expansion of Greek culture and was the first university in the eastern Mediterranean. Originally it was sited on the north slopes of the Acropolis but soon outgrew its premises and Christian Hansen was commissioned to design its replacement, which was completed in 1864.

Approached via a wide piazza filled with palm trees and fountains, the university building is low slung and shaped like a capital ‘H’, with symmetrical Neoclassical columns fronting an arcade decorated with murals by artists Rahl and Lebietski that showcase the birth of sciences in Greece. Although lectures and conferences still take place there, much of Athens University moved out to a modern campus in Ilissia in the 1960s. It is not open to the public.

Practical Info

30 Panepistimiou Avenue (also called Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue), Athens. The University of Athens is not open to the public. Take Metro Line 2 to Panepistimiou.

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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip, Athens, null
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 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 $135.88
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch, Athens, Super Savers
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

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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 $142.66
Athens Night Segway Tour, Athens, Full-day Tours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

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See the highlights of Athens by night on this evening Segway tour, led by an expert local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, explore buzzing ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.81
Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour, Athens, Segway Tours
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

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See the sights of Athens on a half-day, small-group tour of the city by minibus! With a friendly local guide, watch the Greek Changing of the Guard ceremony by ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $156.93
Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Tour and Cape Sounion Trip, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Tour and Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine city sights, Greek history and sublime coastal scenery on this full-day Athens shore excursion led by a private guide. After your cruise ship docks at ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $137.19
Central Athens Highlights Small Group Tour by TRIKKE, Athens, Ports of Call 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 $77.27
Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour, Athens, Trikke Tours
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

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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 $59.44
Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum, Athens, Half-day Tours
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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day sightseeing  and  Acropolis museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.72
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Private Panoramic City Tour of Athens, Athens, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private Panoramic City Tour of Athens

This private half-day tour will cover most of the highlights of Athens and give you a great overview of this ancient city. Tour includes visits to the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $475.53
Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum

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Visit one of the world's great museums, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens on this three-hour private walking tour. The museum houses the most ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.63

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