Cultural centers

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) was designed by architect Renzo Piano. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation funded its construction and subsequently donated it to the Greek state.

The SNFCC includes the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera, and the Stavros Niarchos Park that covers 21 hectares. It also includes cafes, restaurants, and reading rooms (including public PCs).

A great number of events and activities take place daily at the SNFCC. You can see the relevant calendar in the events page. Visitors can also rent bikes to cycle without having to deal with traffic. For more information on renting bikes, you can visit the SNFCC easyride website.

Opening hours

Stavros Niarchos Park
  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Agora, Lighthouse, Running Track
  • Monday - Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Visitors Center
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: 6.00 a.m. - 22.00 p.m.
Reading Rooms & Public PCs
  • Monday - Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Parking
  • Monday - Sunday: 24 hours a day

Directions

The most convenient way to move to and from the SNFCC, is by using the shuttle bus that the Center provides for its visitors free of charge. For the timetable of the bus, you can use this link.

You can get the bus at the bus stop near the Syggrou-Fix Metro station, directions to which you can find below.