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Address: West Monastiriou, Athens, Greece

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When Athens meets philosophy

Academia Platonos worths a visit because it is the place that reflects the ideas of that Great Pholosopher, Platon. The digital museum can guide you about the Ideas of Platon. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along with tourists and locals the atmosphere is superb no matter what time of year you visit. I always like to enjoy a stroll when it happens that I am in Athens to see family members and friends. It is one of the few pedestrian zones in Athens, the park has totally transformed the area around the Acropolis stretching between... More 

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Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm local and I walk my dog there. Every time I see a tourist or a group of tourists I feel great embarrassment, because there is truly nothing for them to see here.. Today in the morning, a young couple was asking me "Where is Plato's Academy ?". I told them, "It's right here!". You could see that face of... More 

Thank George D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Just a ruins in public park, has 3 main parts, the roman age, the plato academy and the public garden...I personally just stared at the ruins and my body just was anxious because of the so much greatness happened in this place

Thank Black V
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Academia Platonos worths a visit because it is the place that reflects the ideas of that Great Pholosopher, Platon. The digital museum can guide you about the Ideas of Platon. It is well organised and interactive, although it could be better as structure. Nature of this place is the basic remainder of that era. Enjoy it!

Thank Iliana_air
Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I am currently reading again Plato's philosophy and thus gradually became sensitive about this important place, the exact spot where Plato had founded in 387 bC his famous Academy. Although the site was initially destroyed and later in 529 aC shut down by roman emperors, my opinion is that the Greek archaeologists should have already artistically and realistically reconstructed most... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Important historical landmark, its a pity that there are not enough signs and info concerning Plato's academy. Of course Greece is a country with severe economical issues however, a bit more attention could have been given to this unique place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I was born here in this area. And never thought i was living in such a great place until i grow up and started walking with my dog every single day in this park! The beauty that u can get by just seating on the grass,is the perfection of every man's soul!

Thank Hlias K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I walked a long way to see this,being a fan of Plato. and was very disappointed. The park is neglected, full of graffiti, garbage bags, and locked up. You can't even get in. The sign sayys it may be the road to plato;s Academy, i.e., not the academy itself. The square is dominated mostly by a Russian Orthodox Church.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This spot is definitely overlooked by most travellers due to its location almost an hour walk from Plaka and since the ruins are less impressive. Still, it's cool to be able to walk and sit where Plato and his students discussed philosophy, science, literature, etc. and laid the foundation of western education.

Thank Brandt K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

One of the greatest spiritual centers of ancient Athens (even of the whole world), which has given to mankind the expression 'academy' is today a very sad place to visit: a neglected park full of littering in a run down neighbourhood of Athens. If somebody has made the effort to get out here (and it is not so easy to... More 

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