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At the edge of National Gardens Zappeion is a neoclassical Hall that was built in 1878 by the Danish architect Th.Fr. von Hansen.

The Hall took its name after Evangelos Zappas that donated money to Greece after asking king Otto that he wanted to fund the revival of the Olympic Games. The hall used as the fencing hall during 1896 Olympic Games and as the Olympic village for the 1906 Intercalated Games?. but Zappas was already dead since 1865. A century later the hall was used as the press center for Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

The area in front of Zappeion Hall used to be (back in 1920) a transportation hub with numerous tram lines start from there (we can still see them on old black and white greek films). In our days it is a pedestranized area that families usually take their kids for walk and fun... During the summer you can watch puppet theater and some other public exhibitions in front of the building.

Check inside for any exhibition and keep walking into National Gardens (most of the times I pass in front of the building after I stroll into the Gardens). But most times the building is closed to the public as it?s used for official ceremonies and meetings (E.U. etc) but still you can take some pictures of the marble-clad and the peristyle main atrium.

Directions: At the edge of National Gardens
Phone: +30 210 32.23.509
Website: http://www.zappeion.gr/en/index.asp

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 9, 2014
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