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University Club

Although the University's Club building design is characterized as eclectic by certain critics, it is an example of classicism, according to the National Research Institute.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1926 Construction began.

    1930 It was completed.

    1963 The students’ film club was founded.

  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

This building, designed by Alexandros Nikoloudis, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and Gaston Gillieron, houses the university’s student club. The ground floor has double height, the floors are separated by a cornice, the simple and complex openings alternate, and the corner of the building is curved. Although the building design is characterized as eclectic by certain critics (e.g. Giochalas-Kafetzakis, 2013, Technical Chamber of Greece), it is an example of classicism, according to the National Research Institute, due to its window pediments and Doric order pessaries. The ground floor houses shops, while the club operates on the upper floors. An additional floor, which was added during the dictatorship (1972), altered the character of the building.

What I can't see

Before the construction of the University Club, the vaudeville summer cinema “Deluxe” (1926-1925) was housed here. On the corner of Ippokratous and Akadimias Streets, the son of the most important historian of modern Greece, Dimitrios Paparigopoulos, held a hunger strike protesting the detention conditions of rebelling miners. His act cost him his life, because his health was shaken considerably and he contracted tuberculosis.


  • Address: 15 Ippokratous & Akadimias St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Πανεπιστημιακή Λέσχη, [University Club], ΕΙΕ

Last visit 19/11/2013


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


Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Athens, London, Paris, TCG,

Last visit 13/6/2020