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 (2,300,000 sq ft) Stavros Niarchos Park. The center was designed by architect Renzo Piano and its construction was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The $861 million project was completed in 2016, and was donated to the Greek state in 2017.PutStavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre into our Kallithea route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre reviews
If you are Athens then this is definitely worth a visit. We went when there was an event going on and even though it was windy it was great to see the kites and hear the music!
If you are Athens then this is definitely worth a visit. We went when there was an event going on and even though it was windy it was great to see the kites and hear the music! more »
The vastness & amazing condition of the venue along with tge constant "buzz" from all the "youth" enjoying it!
The vastness & amazing condition of the venue along with tge constant "buzz" from all the "youth" enjoying it! more »
One of the best places to go for a walk or join a event with your girlfriend or friends, all the seasons especially in Christmas period!
One of the best places to go for a walk or join a event with your girlfriend or friends, all the seasons especially in Christmas period! more »
Nice place to hangout with kids and probably for all age groups. It has a lot of open space for kids to roam about. It has a nice old and huge Greek library. Fountain gets turned on for only a few mins after a specific time interval which I found little weird. But it's one of the main attractions, I got to shoot nice photos. I felt the food being served there is not that good.
Amazing park with plenty of gardens and places to stroll. Perfect location to go with kids, to have a picnic or just to enjoy the nature at the park behind the main building. There is available a big parking garage where you can charge your vehicle if you want. In the main building there is the national opera, where you can enjoy plays, musicals and ballet. You can also use the amazingly big library or just use a space there to read anything in quite. There are plenty of options around for food and coffee. Must visited!
Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the 360 view of Athens. There's a great cafe/restaurant within the facility and a couple of nice food stands in the front of the library portion. It also has a garden walk on the rooftop. Highly recommend!!
This family-friendly destination could be better. The guide map is printed only in Greek. Parking and security personnel gave instructions only in Greek. We were confused when we entered the wrong line to the parking structure. We were confused about how to pay for parking. And we were confused about where to show our vaccination records before we could enter the lighthouse. Due to COVID-19, the library is closed to visitors who want to warm up and wait for the fountain display. The fountain display does not operate between 3 and 6pm. The fountain schedule should be posted where it would be easy for visitors to find. I didn't realize that it features different music at different times. We got there at 4:30 and waited for the 6:00 "show", which was only 1 song. Nevertheless, we enjoyed viewing the gardens, light sculptures, and fountain display. We would recommend offering more cultural activities. The parking was expensive for the limited activities that were available to the public in early December.
Very nice complex with unique and thoughtful design. The library is wonderful and larger than expected. Many good food choices and exceptional gardens and exercise opportunities. Great place to bring kids. Make sure to visit the "light house" which is more a large observation deck. Check out the long distance binoculars for a great view of the Parthenon.
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