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3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER

By THIS IS ATHENS TEAM at 16.Mar


Stavros Niarchos: One of the pioneering businessmen of the 20th century and for many years the owner of the largest merchant fleet in the world.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation: One of the world’s leading private philanthropic organisations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: The most recent cultural landmark in Athens. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, this model of sustainable architecture is not just a park with thousands of Mediterranean plants, it is also home to the National Library of Greece and Greek National Opera. Apart from the different events held in those institutions, various free activities are on offer throughout the year — concerts, plays, movies, yoga and pilates classes, gardening workshops, and more.

Info: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, 364 Siggrou Avenue, 176 74 Kallithea, +30 216 8091000 www.snfcc.org/.

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