Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher born in Stagirus, northern Greece, in 384 BCE. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven (c. 347 BCE). His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedonia, tutored Alexander the Great between 356 and 323 BCE. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "Aristotle was the first genuine scientist in history. ... Every scientist is in his debt."For Aristotle's Lyceum and beyond, use our Athens tour planner to get the most from your Athens vacation.
Tours To Aristotle's Lyceum
Private Half Day tour Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum with Byzantine Museum BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 4 hours
Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Agora,Aristotle’s Lyceum, Byzantine Museum BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 8 hours
Aristotle's Lyceum Reviews
If you're a history buff or very much into Aristotle than this will be for you. However, if you're like myself and simply going around Athens visiting all the sites, this is one to miss. It has a lot.... more »
There isn’t a lot to see here, so you have to imagine what this must have been like in Aristotle’s time, Its close to the Byzantine Museum and Museum of Cycladic art, so we did all three the same... more »
Neat place! Somewhat off the beaten path. When we visited there was only one other couple there. Very interesting of you are into history.
There is hardly anything left to see here. While I can appreciate the historical significance of the site, a recreation of the lykeion would be quite a bit more interesting to see than what is essentially a field of grass intersected by the outline of where the walls would have been... even with the 30 euros pass, this is hardly worth the detour. By far the least interesting site on there.
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