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.Put The Academy of Athens and other Athens attractions into our Athens itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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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die Gebäude in der Gegend sind schön anzusehen. Alles wirkt harmonisch, ein Miax aus "alt" und neu. Tolle Atmosphäre more »the buildings in the area are beautiful to look at. Everything seems harmonious, a Miax of "old" and new. Great atmosphere
Fondata nel 1926 è la maggiore istituzione greca per la ricerca e per la cultura. E' ritenuto uno dei più belli e raffinati edifici in stile neoclassico esistenti.Unitamente all'Università e alla Bibl... more »Founded in 1926, it is Greece's largest research and culture institution. It is considered one of the most beautiful and refined neoclassical buildings in existence. Together with the University and library completes the trilogy of the neoclassical buildings of Athens, perhaps unique in the world. The visit of the whole area is truly fulfilling.
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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