Athens boasts a large number of fine neoclassical buildings dating from the period after Independence. The National Library is one of...
Greek National Opera
The season runs from November to June. Performances are usually held at the Olympia Theatre or the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in summer.
A jazzy, brasserie-feeling spot, it also has a great wine selection.
Athens University information
The splendid Athens University was designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen and completed in 1864. It still serves as the university's administrative headquarters. On its left is the Athens Academy, designed by Hansen's brother Theophile and completed in 1885. The Ionian-style entrance mimics the eastern entrance to the Erechtheion. Neither is open to the public.