Hadrian's Library

Hadrian’s Library

Built in AD 132, Hadrian’s Library was part of the Roman emperor Hadrian’s grand plan to elevate Athens as the cultural capital of his empire. It was once the city’s largest library and formerly a philosophy school.



➡️ Disabled people upon presentation of their ID card or passport and Disability Certificate are admitted free of charge. In case of 67% disability or more, one escort is also entitled to free entrance. 

➡️ This site is included in the combined 5-day ticket of Acropolis & Slopes, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Olympieion, Keramikos, Aristotle’s School with a cost of €30.

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Accessibility of the site according to the website:

➡️ The accessible entrance is located at the right side, at Dexippou Street, which is slightly upward, 100 metres from the main entrance.

➡️ This is where a dirt road begins for people with limited mobility (it continues on the east side of the monument).

➡️ Visit with an escort for assistance is recommended.

➡️ There is no accessible route on the west side, at the facade of the building.

➡️ There are adapted toilets.