Το ΚΠΙΣΝ στον Κόσμο / The SNFCC to the World
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Can we literally become different people? Can we change our minds, our emotions, our ways of thinking and of being in the world?
The answer is absolutely yes.

-Laurie Anderson (to read the whole message click here)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) comes to life through the 4-day event Metamorphosis: The SNFCC to the World and is transformed into an open space of encounter, exploration and experimentation.

From June 23rd to 26th the SNFCC presents a rich program which includes cultural, sports and educational activities, where more than 400 Greek and international artists compose an innovative four-day festival of creativity and participation.

Visitors will have for the first time the opportunity to enter the new facilities of the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece, as well as to enjoy the Stavros Niarchos Park in its full scale.

Admission is free to all events

Opening hours:
Thursday, June 23 -> 18:00 – 04:00
SNFCC will remain open from Friday, June 24 at 18:00 till Sunday, June 26 at 04:00 (Monday AM) continuously.

In the interest of optimum participation, places will be available on a  first-come-first-served basis.

Highlighted Events

Saturday 25.06
Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson brings to SNFCC an experiential performance, especially designed for the Metamorphosis program

Friday 24.06
Open Talk

Discussion on the work of architect Renzo Piano

Sunday 26.06
Eleftheria Arvanitaki Concert

A journey through Greek poetry with the voice of Eleftheria Arvanitaki: from Sappho to Michalis Ganas

Thursday 23.06
SNF RUN: Running into the Future

6km Evening Race

Thursday 23.06
Garry Kasparov plays chess with Greece’s younger generation

The internationally renowned chess player will demonstrate his craft in a simultaneous chess game

Spyros Louis’s Bréal Cup

The Spyros Louis’s Bréal Cup is exhibited permanently at the SNFCC

Saturday 25.06

John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit connects natural sounds with music, by percussion virtuosos Douglas Perkins and Dimitris Desyllas

Thursday 23.06 to Sunday 26.06
Greek Light and Colour in Panayiotis Tetsis' Painting

Masterpieces of the great painter from his donation to the National Gallery of Greece

Friday 24.06
Water Passion after St. Matthew

First presentation to the Greek audience of the original oratorio Water Passion after St. Matthew by the Chinese composer Tan Dun. Music Direction: Sarah Ioannides

Thursday 23.06 to Sunday 26.06
Fireflies in the Night Take Wing

Post midnight video art screenings, by Greek and international artists

Saturday 25.06
Greek National Opera (GNO)

The Alternative Stage of GNO presents the works by Yannis Christou "The Pianist" and "Strychnine Lady" in collaboration with the dissonArt ensemble and the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of conductor Vladimir Symeonides.

Thursday 23.06
Demy & Friends Concert

Demy and her guests perform an uplifting live


Venue Map

Visitors to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) are invited for four days and nights on a tour – a small scale model of the future – with events from all over the world.


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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a multifunctional and environmentally sustainable education, arts, and recreation destination. It includes the new state-of-the-art facilities of the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park, covering an area of 210,000 sqm.

Designed by the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano, the SNFCC offers a new landscape for the 21st century. One of the most significant cultural and environmental projects ever undertaken in Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s largest single donation (€596 million) and a prime example of a private-public sector partnership, confirming the Foundation’s commitment to the country’s future, at a critical junction of its history. It is also an engine of short-to mid-term economic stimulus.

The SNFCC will be completed and delivered to the Greek State. As a pioneering initiative, it regenerates the surrounding urban fabric, enriching the local communities and the image of the city as a whole; enhancing its environmental, social and economic sustainability aspect. Designed especially with the purpose of being open and accessible to all, it will enrich the everyday life of the country’s residents and aims to attract millions of visitors from around the world!