National Observatory of Athens, Athens

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The National Observatory of Athens (NOA; Greek: Εθνικό Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών) is a research institute in Athens, Greece. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest research foundation in Greece, as it was the first scientific research institute built after Greece became independent in 1829, and one of the oldest research institutes in Southern Europe.
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  • A short ascending walk from Thissio Square brought us to this imposing domed building. Set in pleasant verdant grounds there are astronomy themed sculptures such as a lunar crescent. It wasn’t...  more »
  • We would definitely recommend this tour. Our daughters aged 18 and 21 said it was the highlight of their holiday. The guide was so informative and engaging and we were blown away by what we saw and...  more »
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  • Incredible evening tour. Lots of useful information from a passionate tour guide. If you love astronomy make sure not to miss this beautiful place. The chance to look through their telescope is worth the trip alone - I have never seen Saturn so clearly. Life changing!
  • A fascinating historical observatory with a movable roof. Small museum collection inside. Giant telescope. Check for when educational events take place. Area around it on the hill has a wonderful view of the city.

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