Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Kallithea

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (Greek: Κέντρο Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος) is a complex in the bay of Faliro in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park. The Center was designed by architect Renzo Piano and its construction was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The €566 million project was completed in 2016, and was donated to the Greek state in 2017.
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  • Fantastic modern complex. Short taxi ride from Sygrou Fix metro station, €5 fare.  We had a good walk around enjoying the place. Dancing fountains out front every 15 minutes at weekends. Green roof...  more »
  • Visit the lighthouse (viewing platform at the top) for wonderful views of the city and the coast, then walk down the green roof /park, which is full of plants from Attica. Lovely place to wander...  more »
  • Taking the very convenient and free shuttle bus from Syntagma, we enjoyed a great time exploring the fabulous centre. On arrival we strolled around the lake marvelling at the marvellous modern...  more »
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  • Extraordinary place to visit. You can cycle, run and do whatever activities you would like. There's also fitness equipment placed in one spot of the whole foundation. And the best, ping pong tables are there. You can drink your coffee while it's an ideal place for kids to play. Awesome view from the top of foundation's building.
  • A masterpiece of architecture thought and built with best in class ecological features. Hosting the Greek National Library and the Greek Opera House. The park is a peaceful area for relaxing around the olive trees, enjoy the surrounding views of Athens and discover lots of attractions. Can can also enjoy the indoor restaurant but also several coffee shops with nice terraces. Parking is indoors and comes with a fee. Opera House proposes a nice program. In summer lots of outside events are proposed, like open movie theatre. A must see.
  • The gardens, National Library, opera house, food, ice skating rink, boats on the canal, views of the Acropolis and ocean, and above all, the stunning architecture...but did I mention the gardens?! Everything about the Center is astounding, over the top! But what touched my heart was the many clumps of young people--high school and college age--studying together, discussing, debating. Did they know they were the 21st century exponents of the Socratic thinkers of the agora? What you have here, I thought, is the seed pod of a new Athens.
  • One of the best buildings we have in Greece! Amazing place, promoting our culture and history. Huge library with thousands of books, one of the best opera houses in Europe, beautiful gardens, amazing view and much more. We all Greeks have to be very thankful to the Niarchos family for offering us such an amazing jewel to decorate our town.
  • Enjoyed a wonderful business party there. Fantastic venue with many available high-quality rooms in a beautiful place. Perfect for any business event you may need to organize. Place is surrounded by a great park, where I also used to walk with my family. Definitely a good place to visit.

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