You can understand the evolution of a city through its buildings. These under-the-radar landmarks define the shifting trends of architecture in Athens, from the neoclassical to the post-modern.

By Diane Shugart

The Athens Eye Clinic.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

1830s to 1900

The 1900s

Kypselis and Paxon Street.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Beaux Arts residence in Exarchia.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The 1910s

The 1920s

Building on Eressou Street.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The Rex Theatre.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The 1930s

The 1940s

The Bodossakis Foundation building.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The 1950s

The 1960s

The Hilton Hotel.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The Power Company.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The 1970s

The 1980s

Alpha Bank headquarters.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The National Bank of Greece building.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The 1990s