Asteroskopeio

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Asteroskopeio

Αστεροσκοπείο
Neighborhood
The observatory and its neighbourhood
The observatory and its neighbourhood
Location within Athens
Location within Athens
Coordinates: 37°58′23″N 23°43′12″E / 37.97306°N 23.72000°E / 37.97306; 23.72000Coordinates: 37°58′23″N 23°43′12″E / 37.97306°N 23.72000°E / 37.97306; 23.72000
CountryGreece
RegionAttica
CityAthens
Postal code
118 51
Area code(s)210
Websitewww.cityofathens.gr

Asteroskopeio (Greek: Αστεροσκοπείο, pronounced [a.ste.ɾo.skoˈpio]), meaning 'observatory', is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece. It is located between Thiseio and Nymphon Hill. The neighbourhood named after the National Observatory of Athens that was built in Nymphon Hill in 1842, thanks to donation of rich Greek Georgios Sinas[1] (in Greek asteroskopeio means observatory). Near the hill is located Pnyx.[2]

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  1. ^ "Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών" (in Greek). www.eie.gr. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Λόφοι & Δήμοι της Αρχαίας Αθήνας". cityofathens.gr. Retrieved 2 April 2015.