Archaeological Institutions and schools in Athens

Athens and Greece were mostly excavated by foreign school. Especially some of them contributed a lot to the image that someone sees today while walking around the city, as the ancient agora, excavated from the American School. Important are also the French, the British and the German schools.

Do you wonder which and where are they located? Here is a list for you!

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens 54, Souidias str. Athens, +302130002400, founded in 1881.  Excavations in Ancient agora found here.  Instagram account also here!   started in 1931. 

French School of Athens. Here you can see the excavation sites in Greece.  6 Didotou Street, 10680 Athens, +302103679900. French school was the first foreign school opened in Athens, but also the first school out of France!  

German Archaeological Institute, Fidiou 1, the second foreign institution of Athens, here is the site

British School at Athens,  Souedias 52, +302111022800)

Austrian School of Athens, Leoforos Alexandras 26,  +302108213708

Australian Archaeological Institute, Zacharitsa 17, Koukaki, +302109243256 here is the site 

Belgian School of Athens, Makri 11,  +302103647102  here is the site 

Dutch InstituteHet Nederlands Instituut Athene, Makri 11, +30 210 9210760

Canadian Institute in Greece, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7 GR-115 28 Athens, +302107223201 website 

Italian School, Parthenonos 14, +30 210 9239163

Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14, Plaka  : +302103244644

Norwegian Institute at Athens, 5, Tsami Karatasou,  +30 210 9231351

Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9,  +30 210 92 32 102

The Finnish Institute at Athens, the second Finnish institute abroad, Zitrou 16, Athens,  +302109221152

Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, Skaramagka Str. 4B GR-104 33,  +302108221449

Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens, Notara 51, 10683


Athens and Greece’s cultural heritage is worth studying and researching. Hope there would be an opportunity for these institutions to show their work to the public and people learn from them more! Delphi, Olympia, Marathon, Amfiareion and more of Greek archeological sites owe a lot to the foreign lovers of Greece!