Discovering the Hellenic world within and beyond Greece
The AAIA has a variety of resources in Athens and Sydney to support our research community.

Athens Facilities

The AAIA in Athens provides accommodation in a dedicated hostel, as well as administrative support for our Greek-based activities through our Athens office. Both the hostel and office are within a very short walking distance of the Acropolis

Our administrative offices are located at Zacharitsa 17, in Koukaki.

The AAIA hostel is a short walk away at Promachou 2, in Makrygianni.

The hostel comprises three twin bedrooms and two shared bathrooms; a fully equipped kitchen; and an open plan dining/living room/study area. There is also a small library that contains archaeological, historical, and philological works, as well as general interest books (novels; guidebooks). A washing machine is available to residents in one of the bathrooms. There is high speed internet throughout the hostel.

With its amazing view of the Parthenon from the main veranda and proximity to the major Athenian sites and museums, our hostel is the ideal base for research and study in Athens.

For any hostel accommodation queries, please email aaia@otenet.gr

Sydney Facilities

The AAIA in Sydney is located in the Vere Gordon Childe Centre, which is on the first floor of the Madsen Building at the University of Sydney. It includes our administrative offices and the AAIA Library.

The AAIA Library

With nearly 14,000 volumes, not including journals and dissertations, the AAIA Library is an invaluable collection that contains volumes not usually found elsewhere in Australia.  

The collection emphasises the archaeology, archaeometry, art, language(s), and history of Greek lands (defined variously according to period) and adjacent areas. It also includes works that focus on the interaction between Greek communities and cultural traditions with peoples further afield. 

Our holdings include single-authored and edited volumes, excavation reports, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogues published in English, Greek, and other languages.

Owing to the generosity of the late Hon. David Levine, the AAIA is able to acquire specialist volumes, in hard copy and/or digital formats, to support our members in their research. We aim to procure works that are not otherwise available in Australia. To make acquisition recommendations please contact the Institute directly: arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au

Library Access

Online access to the AAIA Libraries holdings can be found here: https://humanities-arts-library.sydney.edu.au/

Please contact arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au to schedule access to the collection itself.

Athens Office

Hostel location

  • Promachou 2 (4th Floor), Makriyianni, Athens 117 42, GREECE
The Hostel phone number for incoming calls to guests is: +30 210 923 6225