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The Academy of Athens, Athens

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The Academy of Athens is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.
The organization of the Academy of Athens, whose title hearkens back to the ancient Academy of Plato, was first established on 18 March 1926, and its charter was ratified by the law 4398/1929. This charter, with subsequent amendments, is still valid and governs the Academy's affairs. According to it, the Academy is divided into three Orders: Natural Sciences, Letters and Arts, Moral and Political Sciences.
Research centresThe Academy today, maintains 12 research centres, 10 research offices and the "Ioannis Sykoutris" central library. In 2002, the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens was established. The Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice also functions under the supervision of the Academy.
Membership in international organizationsFrom its foundation, the Academy of Athens has been a member of the International Association of Academies (AIA), and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). It also participates in the following body: All European Academies (ALLEA), European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), Inter Academy Council (IAC), Inter Academy Medical Panel (IAMP).
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  • This is one of the three trilogy of buildings in neo classical style located next to each other along Panepistimiou street. The building has a pillar on each side with the figures of Appolo and...  more »
  • Most beatiful building in Athens!! It helps you imagime how the Acroplole looked like 2.500 years ago. Must see!  more »
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  • The Academy is a landmark of Athens, it’s neoclassical dates from 1885 is beautiful. A great opportunity to appreciate a architecture style derived from classical antiquity.
  • It is an old but very beautifully decorated building.

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