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Summer Nostos Festival

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) proposes a homecoming (nostos), a collective “return” to all those things and ideas that summer’s arrival means for each one of us, with an entire week of free events for all!

The SNFestival is organized and exclusively funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), inviting us to celebrate each summer, guided by music, dance and melodies, stories and laughter, exercise and play!

Participation in all events is free of charge.

 

So, let’s return to everything we love and to all those things that make our heart beat!

The SNFestival finds an ideal venue in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), returning in this way, once a year, to the “home” it created for all people.

During the Festival, multiple areas of the SNFCC, both within the buildings as well as in the Stavros Niarchos Park, host events and activities that are free of charge.

The implementation of the Summer Nostos Festival is part of the broader and ongoing support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the SNFCC.

Information about my visit

Shuttle Bus
For convenient access to and from the SNFCC during the SNFestival, transportation by shuttle bus is available daily to visitors, free of charge: 
• to/from Syntagma/Syggrou-Fix/SNFCC (The stop on Syntagma Square is at the crossroad with Ermou Street)
• to/from Karaiskakis Stadium/Faliron ISAP Station/SNFCC 
In the event of special traffic regulations, the schedule of the shuttle bus might be modified accordingly. 
For the detailed metro timetables check www.stasy.gr.

Public transportation
The SNFCC can be reached via the following means of public transportation:
Bus:
• From the center of Athens: Lines Β2, 550
• From Kifisia: Line 550
• From Peiraeus:Lines Α1, Β1, 130, 217
• From Palaio Faliro: Line 860
Tram: Line 3
Trolley: Line 10

Car(Park & Ride)
Throughout the Summer Nostos Festival free parking is available at P1 of Karaiskakis Stadium. Visitors parked here will be transported to/from the SNFCC by shuttle bus for free, at regular intervals.
The SNFCC parking garage offers a limited number of parking spaces. The entrance tothe parking is located on 1 Peisistratou Street.The SNFCC parking garage charges a parking fee. For a detailed pricelist, see here. 

Bike
Bicycle parking spaces are available at the entrance of the parking of the SNFCC (Peisistratou and Sahtouri Street) as well as the Visitors Center (Eyrypidou and Doiranis). 

On foot
The following entrances are open at the SNFCC:
• Evripidou & Doiranis (entrance for the SNFCC Visitors Center)
• Evripidou & Irakleous
• Evripidou & Dimosthenous (entrance for the Running Track)
• Peisitratou & Sachtouri (entrance for the Parking of the SNFC
• Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge
• Local Park of Kallithea

For convenient access to and from the SNFCC during the SNFestival, transportation by shuttle bus is available daily to visitors, free of charge: 

• to/from Syntagma/Syggrou-Fix/SNFCC (The stop on Syntagma Square is at the crossroad with Ermou Street.)
• to/from Karaiskakis Stadium/Faliron ISAP Station/SNFCC

In the event of special traffic regulations, the schedule of the shuttle bus might be modified accordingly. 

For the detailed metro timetables check www.stasy.gr.

Shuttle Bus Timetable

Sunday June 23, 2019

SNFCC - Syntagma - SNFCC
09:30 -17:30 to SNFCC
11:00 - 18:00 from SNFCC every 30 minutes

17:50 – 19:30 to SNFCC (due to SNFRun)
22:30 – 01:30 from SNFCC every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium –SNFCC 
17:30 - 01:30 every 10 minutes 

Monday June 24, 2019

SNFCC - Syntagma – SNFCC
07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:00, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15 to SNFCC
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:45 from SNFCC

17:30 – 00:10 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium 
17:30 - 00:10 every 10 minutes

Tuesday June 25, 2019 

SNFCC – Syntagma - SNFCC
07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:00, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15 to SNFCC
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:45 from SNFCC

17:30 – 01:30 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium 
17:30 – 01:30 every 10 minutes 

Wednesday June 26, 2019 

SNFCC- Syntagma - SNFCC
07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:00, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15 to SNFCC
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:45 from SNFCC

17:30 - 00:10 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium –SNFCC 
17:30 - 00:10 every 10 minutes

Thursday June 27, 2019

SNFCC – Syntagma - SNFCC
07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:00, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15 to SNFCC
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:45 from SNFCC

17:30 – 01:30 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium –SNFCC 
17:30 – 01:30 every 10 minutes 

Friday June 28, 2019

SNFCC – Syntagma - SNFCC
07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 11:00, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15 to SNFCC
12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:45 from SNFCC

17:30 – 00:10 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium –SNFCC 
17:30 – 00:10 every 10 minutes 

Saturday June 29, 2019 

SNFCC – Syntagma - SNFCC
09:30-17:30 to SNFCC
11:00 – 18:00 from SNFCC every 30 minutes

17:30 – 01:30 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium –SNFCC 
17:30 – 01:30 every 10 minutes 

Sunday June 30, 2019

SNFCC – Syntagma - SNFCC
09:30-17:30 to SNFCC
11:00 – 18:00 from SNFCC every 30 minutes

17:30 – 00:10 every 20 minutes

Karaiskaki Stadium - SNFCC – Faliro Train Station – Karaiskaki Stadium –SNFCC 
17:30 – 00:10 every 10 minutes

Throughout the Summer Nostos Festival free parking is available at P1 of Karaiskaki Stadium. Visitors parked here will be transported to/from the SNFCC by shuttle bus for free, at regular intervals. 

The SNFCC parking garage offers a limited number of parking spaces. The entrance for the parking is located on 1 Peisistratou Street.The SNFCC parking garage charges a parking fee. For a detailed pricelist, see here. 

During the Summer Nostos Festival, the SNFCC’s permanent F&B locations will remain open and available to visitors. Such restaurants include: the Agora Bistro, Canal Café, Pharos Café as well as Park Kiosk. Visitors can enjoy varied menus of Mediterranean flavors, including items from breakfast through dinner, for all tastes and preferences. 

During the events at the Stavros Niarchos Hall and the Alternative Stage, the Opera Bars at the Lobby of the GNO will also be open.

Furthermore, the brand new restaurant of the SNFCC, Delta restaurant, will be open to the public every day for dinner. On Sundays June 23rd and June 30, the restaurant will operate from 10:00 am for brunch.

You can also check the mobile food and drink points in the Stavros Niarchos Park or other outdoor sites of SNFCC, where tasty snacks like souvlaki, hot-dogs, ice-creams, popcorn, refreshing beverages will be for sale.

And don’t forget: 10% discount at all points for SNFCC Members

 

Kids Passports: Younger SNFCC visitors can obtain their ‘passport’ for free from any Info Point and collect as many stamps as they can from each and every activity!

Children and safety: Guardians will be able to obtain bracelets for their children from the Info Points. SNFCC staff will help the guardian write down their contact number on the inside with a marker, so that in case a child is separated from their parents, they can be communicated with immediately.

Kid’s favourites:
• The Playgrounds are the liveliest and most fun places in the Stavros Niarchos Park and a focal point for our junior visitors. Playgrounds are dedicated to children of all ages, hosting endless carefree hours of fun, sports and socializing, bustling hubs of activity and creativity. 
Rather than with a typical fence, the SNFCC Playgrounds are enclosed by shrubs, enabling children to discover their own boundaries and the world in a safe environment. At the wood-based equipment there is marking that specifies the age limit for safer play.
• The outstanding Water Jets enthrall kids who can enjoy water games either dressed in clothes or swimsuit!
• The Sound Garden surprises people of all ages via music instruments and musical pathways among the trees.

Lactation room & changing stations: Lactation rooms with changing stations can be found at the ground floor of the National Library of Greece. 
Additionally, changing stations are available at the following WC locations:
• Wheelchair accessible restrooms at the Visitors Center
• Wheelchair accessible restrooms for men at the Lighthouse
• Wheelchair accessible restrooms for women at the Lighthouse
• Wheelchair accessible restrooms at Park Kiosk

Τhe SNFCC is fully accessible to the public.

Entrances: All entrances of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center are accessible for people with disabilities and wheelchair users.
WC Bathrooms: Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located at the buildings of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, the Agora, at the Visitors Center and the Park Kiosk.
Wheelchairs: Wheelchairs can help people with physical disabilities move around the SNFCC premises. The wheelchairs are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis with the demonstration of ID card. Should you require a golf cart during your visit to reach a specific spot at the SNFCC, please call prior to your visit at +30 2168091000 (09.00-21.00).
Blind and visually impaired visitors: Guiding paths exist at all pathways leading to the SNFCC premises and the Stavros Niarchos Park. 
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the SNFCC.
Car parking: The SNFCC offers 20 parking spaces for people with disabilities on the ground floor of the Car Park Building. These can be accessed from 1 Peisistratou Street.
During the Summer Nostos Festival, the SNFCC parking will be available to people with disabilities.
Shuttle Bus: The SNFCC shuttle bus is accessible to wheelchair users, following prior scheduling via phone. To best accommodate visitors that would like to make use of this service, we kindly ask that they let us know in advance via phone (216 8091000) about the time and stop of preference according to the monthly timetable.
Stavros Niarchos Park: There is a large hill in the Park, spanning the largest area of the Park, with its peak reaching 32m from the ground level, which is also accessible to everyone through the paths leading to the top, as well as through the planted rooftops. Paved with stabilized ceramic layers, and with an incline not more than 3.5%, the pathways are easily accessible to all visitors, including parents with strollers and people with mobility limitations.
Stavros Niarchos Hall: In the Stavros Niarchos Hall there are seats accessible by wheelchair and special elevators to facilitate their access.
Elevators: The SNFCC elevators are accessible to all visitors.

Recording - Photoshoots inside the SNFCC

Recording and Photography for personal useAmateur photography and filming for personal use are permitted in the areas of SNFCC that are open to public, with the exception of the playgrounds, the baby care and first aid areas of the Organization
Photography and camera recordings during shows and events are allowed only after the express permission of the SNFCC SA, the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera respectively
Photography and filming of the SNFCC staff is forbidden
The use of drones is forbidden in all the areas of the SNFCC without prior approval. The SNFCC reserves all legal rights. The use of drone for personal use is not permitted
The material of amateur photography or filming may not be reproduced for commercial reasons in any way

Photography/ Filming / Filming of events or other activities
Professional photography and filming for commercial, promotional, tourist or artistic reasons in the SNFCC areas are permitted ONLY after the approval of a formal request from the SNFCC. Compensation will be determined based on the conditions and prerequisites that the SNFCC states
Interested parties should send their requests at info@snfcc.org at least 5 days in advance
Filming/photography of the archaeological site at the opposite site of the Esplanade and its findings is possible only by special permission of the Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Bureau

Usage of SNFCC's photographic or film material
The usage of the photographic or film material that is available in the SNFCC website for print, digital or other professional reason is possible only after the Organization's permission. Interested parties should send their requests at info@snfcc.org. The SNFCC reserves the right to refuse to provide usage rights of its photographic or film material
The SNFCC reserves all copyright of its photographic and film material. An appropriate credit line acknowledging the SNFCC and the name of the photographer/videographer is mandatory

Pets
Pets are welcome at all SNFCC’s outdoor areas except the Great Lawn, the Labyrinth, and the playgrounds. Pets must always be accompanied by their guardian, who must keep them under direct and constant supervision and clean up after them

Bicycles – Skates – Ride-Ons
Bicycles are not allowed in the interior of the SNFCC
Kid’s bicycles are only allowed at the Reception as carry-ons
Bicycles are not allowed in the Park. Only kids bicycles up to 6 years old
There are designated parking areas where guests can lock their bikes
Ride-on cars are allowed inside the Park

Balls
Balls and RCs are allowed in the Park, as long as they don’t cause any disturbance to other visitors. In the event of a formal complaint, authorized personnel will be required to intervene
Football shoes are not allowed in the Park

Canal
Individual or group sailing is only allowed after obtaining a written permission from the SNFCC
Engine-powered boats are not allowed whatsoever

Food and Drink
Snacks and drinks are allowed at the NLG Reception (around the Book Castle), but they are not permitted around PCs
Snacks and drinks are allowed at the SNFCC Reception

Tours
Group Tours close 15 minutes prior to their commencement. In order to participate in a tour, please be sure to arrive at the appointed meeting point on time
Given the fact that in March starts the transition of the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece to their new establishments at the SNFCC, there is a possibility that some areas would not be accessible to the public during the tours

Accessibility
People with disability and one accompanying individual, are always given priority at events. However, they need to demonstrate their disability card and communicate with the SNFCC beforehand. People with disability are required to arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the event to ensure their entrance

Chairs, loungers, and tables in the lawn
Use of chairs, loungers, and tables on the Park’s lawn areas and flower beds is not permitted

Flyers
Distribution of flyers and third-party promotional material inside the SNFCC areas is not allowed without special permission from the SNFCC

Playgrounds
Children must always be accompanied by an adult
Dogs, smoking, chairs put in the areas of the flower bed, and cutting flowers are not permitted
Taking pictures and video recording is also not permitted