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Akadimia Platonos

Plato's Academy, located off Kratylou Street, is Athens' historic educational sanctuary. Over 2,500 years ago, it became the world's first university, introducing modern philosophical thought to Europe and hosting luminaries like Aristotle and Eudoxus. Established in 387 BC, it thrived for a millennium until 529 AD when Emperor Justinian's decree closed Athens' educational institutions, marking the end of an era. This serene natural setting was Plato's choice for his school, with its origins traced back to Keramikos-Dipylon, the main gate of ancient Athens. The site holds archaeological treasures, including one of Athens' ancient gymnasiums, sanctuaries, and altars dedicated to various gods. Plans include a modern museum integrated with the neighborhood and environment. To acquaint visitors with Plato's legacy, the Plato Academy Digital Museum employs modern technology. Hours: • Closed on Mondays • Tue-Sat: 9:00 - 16:00 • Sun: 10:00 - 14:00


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