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National Printing House

The National Printing House is an example of the architectural trends of the 20th century.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1833 “Government Gazette” is established by Otto’s decree.

    1862 It is renamed into State Printing from Royal Printing.

    1905 Building construction completed.

    1907 State Printing is housed in the current building.

  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

The building of the State Printing is an example of the architectural trends of the 20th century. It covers 3000 sq.m, and space interventions have been limited throughout its history. It was damaged by the Athens earthquake in 1999, but today it has been restored.

What I can't see

State Printing was originally housed in Stadiou Street. Since the independence of Greece, governments have always had typography as a priority for the publication of their actions. This building, which houses such an important service, was donated by Ioannis Chalkokondylis, a descendant of an old Byzantine family. Many of the objects are of historical value and for that reason they have been exhibited to the public in an effort typography to “approach” society.



Unsigned, (2015), «ΦΕΚ και Τέχνη» από το Εθνικό Τυπογραφείο, [FEK and Art from State Printing], Efimerida ton Syntakton,

Last visit 12/2/2017


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


State Printing, (2016), Το κτήριο [Building],

Last visit: 12/2/2016