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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea 176 74, Greece
| +30 21 6809 1000
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Stravros Niarchos Foundation Athens  Greece
Stravros Niarchos Foundation Athens  Greece
Stravros Niarchos Foundation Athens  Greece
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens  Greece
Stravros Niarchos Foundation Athens  Greece
Stravros Niarchos Foundation Athens  Greece
Stravros Niarchos Foundation Athens  Greece
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens  Greece

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Sun - Sat 6am - 12am

Stravros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)—new home for both the National Library and National Opera, designed by Renzo Piano and financed to the tune of €630 million—is a wonder to look at, walk through, and relax in. The library and opera are state of the art; the 42-acre grounds include a salt-water canal where you can learn to sail or kayak, fantastic playgrounds and fountains to keep kids entertained, and the Great Lawn where free concerts, open-air screenings and festivals are staged year-round. Take advantage of the center's location and drink in the 360-degree views of the city and sea from the Lighthouse, a glass-walled lookout and terrace shaded by a vast solar panel that powers most of the sustainably minded complex. This neighborhood is, after all, called Kallithea, which means "wonderful view."

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over 3 years ago

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Some of the city’s most important institutions can now be found in one place: The Stravros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, located in the Athens suburb Kallithea. Stavros Niarchos Park stretches up to form a green roof for the new homes of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera.