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70th Primary School

70th Primary School is a school building, which is a typical example of interwar avant-garde modernism.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1932 Constructed.

    1952 Renamed to 70th Primary School.

    1999 Suffered serious damages from the Athens earthquake.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

It is a school building, which is a typical example of interwar avant-garde modernism. Its sharply defined lines and large horizontal openings allow an abundant flow of natural light. It has 8 indoor and 1 outdoor rooms. Part of the complex is a 1970s addition.

What I can't see

The school was designed by Patroklos Karantinos, in collaboration with Italian-Swiss architect Alberto Sartoris, and its design was considered groundbreaking by many European architects. Karatinos was a representative of the 1930s architectural renewal and had specialized in the design of museums and school units, emphasizing rationality and functionality. When the building was constructed, its view to the Acropolis was unhindered, thus created a symbolic dialogue between monuments and knowledge. This was also the reason why the school was nicknamed “The Acropolis School”. During World War II, it was commandeered by the Italians and operated as Signal Corps. During the civil war, it operated as a hospital.


  • Address: 1 Kallisperi St.


70th Primary School of Athens, (d.d.), Μικρό Ιστορικό [Short history]

Last visit 14/5/2024


National Research Foundation, (d.u.), Αρχαιολογία της πόλης των Αθηνών, [Archaeology of the city of Athens], in

Last visit 14/5/2024