Plato’s Academy is defined as crossed by the streets of Lenorman, Konstantinoupoleos, Athena’s street, and the Athens-Lamia National Road. In other words, it is located in the center of Athens, just 10 minutes from Omonia by car or bus. It took its name from the world’s first university, the Plato Academy. This is the most famous school of the philosopher Plato, which was located for about 900 years in the same place where it is now.
Its heart is the archeological park of Plato Academy. It is a well-kept and fenced area, the gates of which are always open. Admission to the park is free.
During the last century, the archeological dig brought to light many remains of buildings, which date from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Their remains are located inside the area and most are free to be approached and navigated directly above them.
A grove grows around them: trees, shrubs, green areas but also sports and play areas. Among them, the daily life of the inhabitants of the area who use it daily as a place of recreation or creativity, just as it happened in the area in the time of Plato. The oldest building dates back to the Early Helladic Era (2800-2100 BC), while older traces of habitation have been found since the Neolithic era.