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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation will hand over the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center to the Greek State in early 2017. During the transition phase, the Foundation continues its mission to introduce the project to the public through a daily and dynamic program of free public events that, offers visitors an opportunity to experience SNFCC’s programmatic potential, and its place as an urban destination for everyone. All the events are made possible through the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which is presently in charge of the project, until the completion of the delivery process to the Greek State. Through these programs that, combine athletic, educational and artistic activities, the Foundation seeks to engage the public in an open dialogue about the SNFCC and to build substantive relationships that will continue during its official operation by the Greek State, the rightful owner of the project.
With the desire to keep the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in constant dialogue with the public until its official delivery to the State, the SNF intends to make the SNFCC fully accessible to the public, organizing open events that will give visitors the opportunity to re-discover and enjoy the project. Starting on August 16, 2016, the summer hours of operation for the Stavros Niarchos Park will be from 06:00AM to midnight every day. The winter hours of operation will be from 06:00AM to 20:00PM. Until the delivery to the Greek state is completed, a program of free events will be available including wellness and fitness programs, activities for children and families, screenings and music concerts. Visitors will have the opportunity to enter the buildings of the Greek National Opera and National Library of Greece by participating in one of the scheduled guided tours. The two buildings will be otherwise closed to the public at this time while the transition to the Greek state takes places and the GNO and NLG prepare for their move into their new headquarters.
Currently, the SNFCC site can be reached by car or public transportation, including buses and the tram. The tram stations of Delta Falirou and Tzitizifies are closely located to the site. For the facilitation of access to and from the SNFCC during the days of scheduled events, you can use the free shuttle bus service that connects Syggrou – Fix metro station (starting point from Kallirois Avenue) with Evripidou street (beginning of the Esplanade) and vice versa. The bus routes take place 30’ prior to the commencement and 30’ after the end of each event. For your easiest identification, the bus bears on it the SNFCC logo.
Ιt is expected that local authorities and the relevant government agencies will work together to establish a comprehensive transportation plan that would make the SNFCC accessible to as many people as possible. This issue concerns both the local government and the competent ministries.