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Observatory-Asteroskopeion, Athens: 5 reviews and 9 photos

  the Observatory at Nymphs' Hill
by mindcrime

From the hill of Acropolis you will notice a neoclassical building of the 19th century build up on the hill of the nymphs at Thisio. This cross-in-square building is the first Observatory build in the balkans, it was founded in 1842 and it was the first scientific research institute in Greece (and in Balkans in general).

The astronomical observations began five years later but it makes me wonder some times how the people of those time would feel if they knew about GoogleEarth and this kind of things, would they be shocked?

Address: Nymphs Hill
Directions: On top of Nymphs Hill, opposite to the Acropolis hill

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  • Written Jun 7, 2008
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