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Megaron

 

a type of building (often dwelling) that developed in the Aegean culture in the third and second millennia B.C. The megaron was a rectangular structure with a portico at one end that was usually enclosed by projecting walls on the sides and by columns in the front. Behind the portico was a hall with a central hearth. Such megarons, as well as megarons with a hall divided lengthwise into two or three sections by rows of columns supporting the ceiling, have been found in Troy, Tiryns, Mycenae, and other cities. The megaron was the model for ancient Greek temples of Homeric times.

megaron

1. In many Greek temples, a space divided off and sometimes subterranean, where only the priest was allowed to enter.
2. The great central hall of a palace.
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The library, located within the Athens Megaron complex, occupies 12,500 square feet of space and has two reading rooms.
If you want a bit of local culture take a look at the Megaron Gyzi Museum of local history behind the Catholic Cathedral.
He is an established chamber-music musician, performing in collaboration with some of the greatest pianists, and he is also director of his own annual festival at the splendid Megaron Hall in Athens.