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

Varvakeio High School
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The Varvakeio school in 1867

TypePublic Model (Πρότυπο) High School
FounderIoannis Varvakis

The Varvakeio High School (Greek: Πρότυπο Γυμνάσιο & ΓΕ.Λ Βαρβακείου Σχολής) is a public Greek junior high school and high school located in Psychiko. It was founded by Ioannis Varvakis, who donated a big part of his fortune to the state, in order to build a public, fee-less high school. The realization of Varvakis' dream came true after his death as the building was opened in 1860, initially across from the present-day Varvakios Agora (central market).[1] Badly damaged in the civil war, the original Panagis Kalkos-designed building was demolished in 1955 or 1956.[2] The school moved several times before settling on its current location in Psychiko in 1983. Originally all-male, the school became co-ed in 1979.

Notable alumni[edit]

The Varvakeio High School has produced, over the years, notable alumni in varied fields. Some of them include:

Arts and literature[edit]

Economics and politics[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ 150 χρόνια Βαρβάκειο (Varvakeio, 150 years of history), Varvakeion Idryma
  2. ^ Athens. Greek Ministry of Culture Direction of Antiquities. 1990. ISBN 978-960-214-951-5. the Varvakeion School (P. Kalkos, 1857, demolished in 1956)
  3. ^ Interview of Theodoros Pangalos, Varvakeio Alumni Association,
  4. ^ Curriculum Vitae, Dimitris Papadimoulis,
  5. ^ Nikolaos Vettas CV,
  6. ^ 150 χρόνια Βαρβάκειο (Varvakeio, 150 years of history), Varvakeion Idryma
  7. ^ Spandagos, E., 2008. =Χρίστος Παπακυριακόπουλος / ο ερημίτης του Πρίνστον. 1st ed. Athens: Aithra.

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