I’m a complete sucker for just about any kind of historical site, so I spent a couple of days visiting as many as I could during my stay in Athens.
Hadrian’s Library is in the Monastiraki area of Athens and reflects Hadrian’s influence in the city. It’s also worth some serious exploration. The photos you see here were taken all over the site and represent portions of the library, auditoriums, and churches that have stood on these grounds. You’ll notice the Acropolis above the site in some of the photos.
Hadrian’s Library has a terrific statue of the goddess Nike inside a small room on the grounds. It dates to the first century B.C. and was found during excavations in 1988.