- a joint venture by the four archaeological institutes of Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark


We regret to inform you that as of today the Nordic Library at Athens will be closed to the public until Friday April 10th.

This decision is in accord with the 783b Act of the Greek Government, which is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions regarding this please contact the library staff by e-mail. We will keep you updated on any changes via this website and social media.

Welcome to The Nordic Library

The Nordic Library is a joint venture by the four archaeological institutes of Sweden (working in Greece since 1948), Finland (1984), Norway (1989), and Denmark (1992).

The Library contains 40.000 volumes mainly in the field of Greek archaeology and of ancient Greek religion and history, including 450 periodicals.
You may consult our catalogue on-line.

The Library mainly caters towards Nordic scholars but also welcomes both Greek and foreign scholars who are members of the various research institutions and archaeological schools of Greece.

Nordic scholars who would like to work for a shorter or longer period as residents in the Library (we offer office space and access 24/7 to the library) should contact either the relevant institute or the Library directly.

The Library is situated on the south side of the Acropolis in the Makrigianni area:
Kavalloti 7, GR-11742 Athens
Tel: +30 210 9249210 and +30 210 9249211
Fax: +30 210 9216487

Head Librarian Evi Charitoudi:
Assistant Librarian Patrick Talatas:

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 19
(Summer opening hours during July and August: 9 - 17)

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