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Stoa tou vivliou – Book arcade

In 1900 in the center of Athens between the avenues Stadiou and Panepistimiou, the “Stoa Arsakeiou” was built. It has a characteristic glass roof that allows the daylight to diffuse in the area and for sure it’s riveting when you entering. Later in 1996 when trying to create a center of culture as an offering to the world of literature, “Stoa tou Vivliou” by the “Filekpaideftiki etaireia” (Educational company) was created in the same place.

In Stoa Vivliou you can find and visit many important publishing houses with Greek and foreign publications especially if you are looking for something more specific. On the roof you can find the “Polis Art Cafe” which is a meeting point for the artists. There, except to enjoy your coffee, you can also at times enjoy many different artistic events and book presentations. It’s also important to mention that in the basement of the complex is the historic art theater “Karolos Koun” where you can attend remarkable theatrical plays.

This place is the center of culture and intellect. Its historic meaning and prototype conceptual design and manufacturing always bring to mind the moments I have spent there drinking my coffee, reading my book and enjoying a pleasant break during my walk around the center of Athens while leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city life. Undoubtedly, if like me you enjoy more alternative and meaningful places to spend your time, this is the place to be.

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Address

Pesmatzoglou 5, Athens

Telephone number

+302103253989

Opening Times

10:00 - 20:00 daily

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)