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The Academy of Athens was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th 1926, as an Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.

The main building of the Academy is a neoclassical building between Panepistimiou Street and Akadimias Street in the centre of Athens. The building was designed as part of an architectural "trilogy" in 1859 by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, along with the University and the National Library. Funds had been provided by the magnate Simon Sinas specifically for the purpose, and the foundation stone was laid on 2 August 1859.

Before Akademia was a school, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

The work and the positions of the Academy of Athens continue to have an impact on Greek society. This is clear from the donations and bequests made by both individuals and bodies; their management allows the Academy to continue to serve its purpose: supporting scientific research, financing publications, granting scholarships and awarding prizes.


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Athens City tour & Acropolis Museum

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Academy Tours - Athens City tour & Acropolis Museum

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 Athens…

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Helicopter Tour of Athens

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The most breathtaking way to enjoy a panoramic sightseeing of Athens! Embark on an amazing trip by helicopter far beyond your imagination and admire the…

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Eleven Days Best of Greece Holidays

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Academy Tours - Eleven Days Best of Greece Holidays

This holiday package welcome you to Athens with a tour around the city and a visit to the Acropolis, the new Acropolis museum and also some…

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Twelve Days Best of Greece Tours

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Live the experience of a lifetime with this amazing 12-Day tour package which takes you to some of the most popular places in Greece. Start…

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Athens Food Tour

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Each food walking tour includes mouth watering food tastings from the various specialty and food shops that we will pass along the way on a…

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Athens Super Saver: Blue Combo Package

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Academy Tours - Athens Super Saver: Blue Combo Package

Visit the breathtaking Acropolis, the spectacular new Acropolis museum and see the highlights of Athens in a half day morning tour. Visit the famous temple…

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Athens Super Saver: Golden Combo Package

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Academy Tours - Athens Super Saver: Golden Combo Package

Visit  Acropolis and enjoy a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,…

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Athens City tour & Acropolis Museum

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Academy Tours - Athens City tour & Acropolis Museum

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 Athens…

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€69.00