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The Academy of Athens, Athens

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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.
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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  • The National Foundation for Science, Humanities and Fine Arts of Athens is a microcosm of the beauty of ancient Greek architecture
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  • The National Library, the National University and the Academy of Sciences, three nearby buildings, form a harmonious complex built in the neoclassical style. Here and marble columns, and statues, and wide staircases, and open spaces in front of the entrance - all thought out and reconciled according to the covenants of ancient architecture. At the entrance to the Academy sit the sages of antiquity Plato and Aristotle, above which on the high columns tower statues of the gods Athena and Apollo.
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  • 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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