Rooms are let for scholars and students from the Koroneos building, a house administrated by the Finnish Institute at Athens. The building was donated in 1996 by Professor Nikolaos G. Koroneos, in memory of his father, and as a sign of his admiration for the Finnish nation. The building, which was originally designed by Mr. Koroneos himself, was inaugurated to present use in February 1999, following a thorough renovation.
The Koroneos-building is located north of the city centre, in the Gyzi district. From the Finnish Institute at Athens, located in Zitrou 16 in Makriyanni, the Koroneos building can be best reached by bus line 230 or by metro. Near the Institute, bus line 230 has stops at Hatzichristou and Petmeza streets. The closest Metro station is Akropoli on Mitsaion Street. Near the Koroneos building, the closest bus stops for line 230 can be found in Ippokratous, Harilaou Trikoupi and Alexandras streets. The nearest Metro Stations are Viktoria and Ambelokipi.
The secretary of the Koroneos building is Leena Katsantoni, and the caretaker Joakim Stavropoulos. The office of the building is open from 9:00 to 14:00, Monday – Friday. For enquiries, contact the office directly.
The six-storey building has 13 fully-furnished apartments of different sizes. There is also an artists’ studio flat, and an apartment rented by the Union of Finnish Writers. The house also provides a laundry, a seminar room and a lounge with a small library and a television. In addition, every room has free Wi-Fi.