February at the SNFCC
27 January 2017

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) welcomes winter’s final month with a schedule full of events for everyone. Exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, guided tours, workshops and activities for all ages – and, of course, loads of music and dance promise to expedite spring’s arrival.

On Valentine’s Day (14/2), we invite you to a celebration of love, with a film and concert planned especially for the occasion. On Carnival Sunday and Clean Monday (26-27/2), live music, carnival parades, games, crafts and snacks will send your spirits soaring sky-high, just like the kites we’ll build and fly in the Park!

Furthermore, this is an important month, for yet another reason. On February 23, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation hands the SNFCC over to the Greek government and to the Greek people, its rightful owners. This event marks an important moment in our journey, one where we Greeks officially become co-owners and partners of the SNFCC. We invite you to become part not only of this special evening, but of the SNFCC’s daily operation, as a constantly evolving space, open and accessible to all.

An essential part of this process is the transition of the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece to their new homes, comprising, along with the Stavros Niarchos Park, a hub of knowledge, culture, recreation and entertainment that the SNFCC seeks to become for everyone.

All sporting, educational and cultural events and activities taking place at the SNFCC are free of charge thanks to the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. This gives visitors from Greece and around the world the opportunity to get to know the SNFCC and its facilities, enjoy its surroundings and get introduced to the breadth of its programming potential and its role as an urban destination.

To read the February program of events, click here.


Plan your visit


| Winter opening hours of the SNFCC are: Stavros Niarchos Park 06.00-20.00, Agora, Lighthouse, Running Track 06.00-00.00, Visitors Center 09.00-22.00. From December 22nd to January 6th, the Stavros Niarchos Park will be open from 06.00-00.00.


| For the immediate convenience of visitors, canteens will operate temporarily in the outdoors areas of the SNFCC. At a later time, a restaurant and café will operate on a permanent basis.


| Pets can enter the premises only accompanied by their owner, who must keep them under their supervision at all times during their stay within the premises and clean up after them. Pets are not allowed at the Great Lawn, the Labyrinth and the children’s playgrounds.


| All playgrounds will start operating after the necessary permits have been secured. The necessary actions are already underway. Meanwhile, visitors will have direct access from the SNFCC to the playground of the Sports and Recreation Park of the Municipality of Kallithea, which is adjacent to the SNFCC. The Municipal Park was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architect of the SNFCC, and was completed with an exclusive grant by the SNF.


| Every Monday and Tuesday, the Great Lawn and every Wednesday and Thursday, the Labyrinth will not be accessible. The Stavros Niarchos Park is intended to reflect the rich diversity of indigenous Greek and Mediterranean plants, and to promote landscape qualities, seasonal changes and sustainable maintenance practices. Creating a healthy soil ecosystem in areas of lawn is one of the key points for healthy plants and viable growth. Resting periods are essential for a healthy and vigorous lawn. Thank you for your understanding!


| Based on the relevant Directive regarding the LEED Certification, which the SNFCC has received, smoking is prohibited in all indoors areas of the SNFCC, as well as within a distance of 7.5 m from all entrances. In all other open spaces of the SNFCC, smoking is not prohibited. However, respect for the environment and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle remain key values on which the SNFCC was conceived. In this context, we encourage visitors to enjoy the Park without smoking during their stay. If visitors wish to smoke, we kindly ask that they respect the space and use the floor ashtrays that have been placed in the area.


For directions to the SNFCC, click here.


The SNFCC premises, including the parking area, are accessible to wheelchair users and people with kinetic disabilities. For more information please click here.