Hadrian’s library, Athens

Hadrian’s library, Athens

Add to my trip (0)
ClosePlease login
General Info FAQWhen To Travel
hadrians library in monastiraki square in athens greece
Hadrian's library, Athens 2


Hadrian’s Library isn’t just a library; it’s also a cultural complex housing music and lectures. It was constructed in 132 CE by the emperor Hadrian, organized as a typical Roman forum having only one entrance, a high surrounding wall with protruding niches at its long sides, an inner courtyard surrounded by columns, and a decorative oblong pool in the middle.

It essentially functioned as Athens’ civic center in Roman times, while the nearby Roman Agora was the central market. Hadrian was Roman emperor from 117 to 138, however, he had a particular fondness for the city of Athens and constructed all manner of big projects here — like the Library.



Approx. Duration

1 – 4 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Local Currency


Price Level

Min. Price

Free to 6 Euros


Hadrian’s Library, Areos, Athens, Greece

Spoken Languages

Greek (formal), English

Recommended Age

Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

Full: 6 Euros, Reduced: 3 Euros

Free admission days:

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)

  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)

  • 18 May (International Museums Day)

  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • 28 October

  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st


230V, 50Hz


Frequently Asked Questions

No questions found

Best Time To Visit

Remember to check the weather a few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.

Flights & Accommodations

Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

No items found

Related Posts, Tours, and Itineraries

Help Us Improve

If you visited Hadrian’s library, Athens, please email us with your stories and rating.

Don’t Travel Alone. Share with your friends and family

Found any missing or wrong info? Please be kind and let me know. I’ll do my best to update the site so all travelers will be able to enjoy it. 

Make your next trip smoother:​

  • Save hours of searching and listing.
  • No stress with a comprehensive list for your next vacation.
  • It's completely free!

If you had a great trip and got a few minutes, click to share your experience. Give info, tips, must-do's...

Care to Help fellow travelers?

We’d love to be friends

Register to our newsletter

Scroll to Top