National Technical University of Athens (“Polytechnio”)
This mid-19th century gem is also a potent national symbol known locally as the ‘Polytechnio’. It has shaped politics and society ever since the 1973 student uprising that precipitated the collapse of Greece’s military dictatorship. Every November 17, Greeks flock to lay red carnations at the official commemoration ceremony here “in honour of the victims”.
- The National Technical University of Athens continues to function as an educational institution and therefore, does not offer touristic visits, apart from the monument of the student uprising which is located in the yard.