Lyceum of Aristotle Athens
Aristotle statue ©
Lyceum of Aristotle Athens © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

The Lyceum of Aristotle

    The Lyceum of Aristotle was discovered in downtown Athens during the excavations by archaeologist Effie Lygouri in 1996 and first opened to the public in June 2014.

    The Lyceum, which was named after the Sanctuary of Lycian Apollo, had been a place where philosophical discussions and debates took place and for long it had been the meeting place of the Athenian assembly before the establishment of a permanent meeting area on Pnyx hill in the 5th century BC.

    This is where Aristotle founded its philosophical school upon his return to Athens in 335 BC. Aristotle lectured there, wrote most of his philosophical treatises and dialogues, and systematically collected books that comprised the first library in European history.

    Families should know

    Entrance is free of charge


    Address: The Lyceum, located between the Officers Club, the Athens Conservatory and the Byzantine Museum on the junction between Rigillis Street and Vassileos Constantinou Avenue


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    Kids will love

    • The freedom to touch things and wander around

    Parents will love

    • Taking a stroll and if tired sitting on the grass, relaxing
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