ACADEMY OF PLATO
This suburb of Athens owes its name to the famous hero, Akadimus or Ekadimus, but remained in history due to the renowned school of philosophy that Plato founded here.
This was a place of dwelling from the prehistoric time until the 6th Century A.D. during which one of the three same named Gymnasiums of Athens was established in the area.
It has been noted that Peisistratidis Hippias built the actual grounds, while Cimon planted the trees in the area – the latter whose work was continued in 86 B.C. by Sulla.
In 387 B.C., Plato founded his renowned school that took the same name as his and was met with great acclaim by Neo-Plato-nites for it to see its final closure at the hands of Justinian in 529 B.C.
Academy of Plato (Archaeological Area)
10442 Athens (Greece)
Tel. +30 210 - 3219776
HOW TO GET THERE
BY BUS: 051
BY FOOT: From Metaxourgio Metro Station, follow Lenorman Street for 1 km and turn left onto Tripoleos Street, which will lead you to the Academy of Plato.
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