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A view captured at the start of Adrianou Street in the district of Theseion, in Athens. The building with the beautiful photo of Maria Kallas houses the Athenaeum.

According to its website (http://www.athenaeum.com.gr/new/en.html)

The Αthenaeum is a non profit association dedicated to preserve the memory and the glory of Maria Callas. the organisation was founded in 1974 by a group of inspired artists who wanted to contribute to the development and evolution of musical education and culture in Greece.

Staffed by distinguished personalities of the arts, the Athenaeum Conservatory is considered to be one of the main vehicles of culture in present day Greece. Its valuable contributions over the course of time, recognised by the most established music institutions in the world, has earned Athenaeum international acclaim.

On September 1998 [it] moved at a listed property located at the archaeological area of Theseus,on Adrianou Street, number 3.
This building was probably built in 1897. It was built especially for Andreas Cambas, founder of the well - known spirits - making Company and Distillery, CAMBAS. The building was the home of the family. The living quarters occupied the mezzanine and first floors. On the ground floor was the wine cellar. As for the amazing space in the basement, there, were located the storehouse and the bottling facilities.

The building houses the Conservatory, two Concert Halls of a capacity of 120 persons each, the club of the members of the Athenaeum and the mess hall for students. The two Halls are also ideal for small conferences, exhibitions, book presentations etc.

Thank you for visiting, a lovely week to all

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