Varvakeio

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The Varvakeio school in 1867.

Varvakeio Junior High School (Βαρβάκειο Πειραματικό Γυμνάσιο) is a public Greek junior high school located in Psychiko. It was initially founded by Ioannis Varvakis, who donated a big part of his fortune to the state, in order to build a high school, that everyone could attend without paying, that would be the best in Greece. The realization of Varvakis' dream came true after his death as the building was opened in 1860.

Notable alumni: Alexandros Papadiamantιs, Evangelos Averoff, Fredy Germanos, Georgios Drosinis, Alexandros Papagos, Antonis Samarakis, Konstantinos Tsatsos, Leonidas Kouris, Mihalis Yannakakis.


Coordinates: 38°00′04″N 23°45′59″E / 38.00111°N 23.76639°E / 38.00111; 23.76639