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Plato's Academy Park

West Monastiriou, Athens, Greece
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Historical place

A nice park to visit if you are a tourist in Athens. The museum is really small but interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
sofoudeli
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Athens, Greece
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Great to be on the site, but very little to see

We were very anxious to see the site of Plato's Academy, even if we knew very little remained. The... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
RBAtkins5
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West Orange, New Jersey
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15 Oct 2017
“Great to be on the site, but very little to see”
4 Mar 2018
“Historical place”
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A nice park to visit if you are a tourist in Athens. The museum is really small but interesting. Cute coffee shop all around.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were very anxious to see the site of Plato's Academy, even if we knew very little remained. The area is well away from the classic old city of Athens, in a seperate neighborhood (some reviews mistakenly put the site in the old city's Agora,...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had the benefit of a good guide who helped us understand the site and what it looked like in Plato's day. It was very evocative to sit here an imagine the great philosopher instructing and debating his students on this very spot.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Having read Philosophy and History for my first degree, if I was going to Athens, I had to go and visit the sites of the great philosophers. What is interesting is that Plato had an academy outside Athens in a rural location to the north...More

1  Thank Max F
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank greekcypriot2009
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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...More

7  Thank George D
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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
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Reviewed 18 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,...More

1  Thank Yianni L
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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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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...More

Thank Hlias K
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Wordsworth Y
23 October 2016|
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Response from George K |
Hi there. One part of this park usually stays open from sunrise to sunset. Another part is accessible day & night. Please do not forget to visit Plato's Digital Museum which is near by (and it's free too). You will find it... More
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Kurt M
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Response from Brandt K | Reviewed this property |
Platonos 125, Athina 104 42, Greece It will appear as a park on your map, which is basically what it is, but has some basic ruins and historical markers/info. A good joke from the main tourist areas, but walkable.
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