The Prince of Wales Visits the SNFCC
11 May 2018

On Thursday, May 10th, 2018, Prince of Wales, Charles, wrapped up his official State visit to Greece, with a visit to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

At the SNFCC, Prince Charles was welcomed by members of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the SNFCC Board of Directors, together with the British Ambassador to Greece and the Director from the British Council in Greece.

During his visit, Prince Charles attended an event organized by the British Council where he met with scholars from Greek universities, representatives and graduates of British universities, among others.

As a civic, cultural, environmental and educational landmark for Athens, but also for Europe as a whole, the SNFCC has become a venue for visiting dignitaries and Heads of States and Governments from Europe and beyond.

In November 2016, the SNFCC attained international recognition, with the visit of the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, who delivered his official speech, at the Stavros Niarchos Hall. This was President Obama’s first trip to Greece and the final State visit of his administration.

The SNFCC’s design, construction and full equipment is the largest single grant of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). In February, 2017, following the completion of the SNFCC’s construction, the SNF delivered the SNFCC as a gift to the Greek State, the legal owner of the project. At the same time, the SNF announced its commitment to continue supporting the SNFCC for the following five years, through grants totaling up to €50 million for the implementation of public programming and for covering SNFCC’s operational costs.