The Academy was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th 1926, of the government of Theodoros Paghalos, "Concerning the Organisation of the Academy of Athens". This constitutional Bill was ratified by Law 4398/1929 "Concerning the Ratification and Amendment of the 18 March 1926 Constitutional Bill on the Organisation of the Academy of Athens" (Greek Government Gazette 308 vol. I, 1929), by the government of Eleftherios Venizelos.

The accumulated legislation concerning the Academy, its centers etc. up to 1976, can be found in the volume "Collection of the Legislation of the Academy of Athens", Athens 1976.

Founding Charter (in Greek)