Local Library Visit 10: Central Municipal Library of OPANDDA
Central Municipal Library of OPANDDA
Type of library: municipal
Postal address: 2, Domokou Str., Larissis Station, 104 40 Athens, Greece
Distance from Congress venue: 5.0 km
Meeting point: Syntagma Metro Station or Stathmos Larissis Metro Station
Optimal route: 2a. Meet at Megaron Metro Station exit Megaron or at Syntagma Metro Station, exit Syntagma Square, or
2b. Take the red line direction to Anthoupoli and get off at the Stathmos Larissis Metro Station, exit Filadelphia Str.; cross the street, go ahead and see the Library after 100 m.
A volunteer will be waiting for you at the proposed meeting point.
The Central Library of the City of Athens is one of the oldest libraries in Greece. It was founded in 1835 by the mayor Anargyros Petrakis and today is housed in a traditional building at 2 Domokou Street at Larissis Station. The collection of the library consists of 65,000 titles of various subject books, including rare editorial material, a newspaper archive from 1852 to 1999, a collection of 900 journal titles from 1849 to the present, an archive from 1833 to 2007, a rich book collection and photographic material related to the history of the city of Athens.