Athens Line (10): National Archaeological Museum
One of the world’s most important museums, housed in an imposing neoclassical building
Founded at the end of 19th in order to secure all the finds from the nineteenth Century excavations in and around Athens. However, it was enriched with findings from all over Greece (more than 11000 exhibits), displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value. Tel: +30 (210) 8217724.
In the area around you can also see:
The National Tecnhical University of Athens (NTUA) (next to the national archaeological museum, on the right).
The National Technical University (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country’s scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. This is where the student demonstrations in 1973 began. In front of the Polytechnic there is a marble statue of a youth lying on the ground – a monument to the fallen heroes of the uprising. Every year on 17 November, all of Greece’s politicians turn out to put flowers at the memorial. Pedion of Areos (Alexandra’s Avenue): the largest park in Athens is green and spacious, although not as densely planted and lovely as the National Gardens. Despite its size, Pedion of Areos has more of a feel of a neighborhood park.