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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.

The events of the Summer Nostos Festival 2018 take place in the following days and hours:

Sunday, June 17: 18.00 – 02.00
Monday, June 18: 10.00 – 12.00 & 18.00 - 00.00
Tuesday, June 19: 10.00 – 12.00 & 18.00 - 02.00
Wednesday, June 20: 10.00 – 12.00 & 18.00 - 00.00
Thursday, June 21: 10.00 – 12.00 & 18.00 - 02.00
Friday, June 22: 10.00 – 12.00 & 18.00 - 00.00
Saturday, June 23: 10.00 – 02.00
Sunday, June 24: 10.00 – 00.00

Information about my visit

Participation in the events is free of charge. Electronic pre-registration at www.SNFestival.org is required for all events taking place in GNO's Stavros Niarchos Hall and Alternative Stage. Furthermore, on the day of each event, visitors will have the opportunity to enter a waiting list.

For the events taking place at the Labyrinth, participation is possible only via Priority Passes, which will be distributed at the Labyrinth Info Point, one hour before the start of each event.

For the Nostos University events for children and adults, participation is possible via Priority Passes, which will be distributed at the Agora Info Point, one hour before the start of each event. Participation in all other events will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information regarding Priority Passes and the dates when event pre-registration starts, see here.

All SNFCC entrances will be open to the public during the SNFestival.

By free shuttle bus

For your convenient access to and from the SNFCC, during the Summer Nostos Festival, shuttle bus transportation is available daily to visitors, free of charge.

• from/to Syntagma Square/Syggrou-Fix Metro Station (Line 2) – The shuttle bus stop at Syntagma is at the intersection with Ermou Street.

• from/to Faliro Metro Station (Line 1)

Shuttle buses run every 20 minutes daily at 00 and 20 and 40 minutes past the hour.

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

To schedule your trip using the Athens Metro visit www.stasy.gr.

See the detailed shuttle bus schedule here. 
 

By Public Transport

By Bus or by Metro & Bus

From the center of Athens
Lines Β2, 550 : These lines pass through the metro station Syngrou Fix where you can change means of transport. Getting off at the “Onasseio” stop on Syngrou Avenue southbound, head south in the direction of the sea, up to Evripidou Street (junction with Syngrou Avenue by-lane).

From Kifissia
Lines Β2, 550 : Getting off at the “Eugenidio” stop on Syngrou Avenue northbound, then pass through the underground pedestrian pass towards Kallithea.

From Pireaus
Lines A1, B1 : Getting off at the “Tzitzifies” stop on Ethnarchou Makariou Avenue. Move on the avenue towards Glyfada, then left onto Epaminontas Street and finally right onto Peisistratou Street.

By Trolley
Line 10 from Chalandri Square to the Epaminonda stop. Walk towards Peisistratou and Sahtouri street and you will find the entrance of the SNFCC through its parking.
By tram (Line 3)
From the “Τzitzifies” stop, walk towards the Navarhou Votsi street and then turn right at Peististratou street. At Peisistratou and Sahtouri street you will find the entrance of the SNFCC through its parking.

By Bicycle
A number of bicycle parking spaces will be available at different areas of the SNFCC. The parking of bicycles in these areas is under the responsibility of the owner/holder for any damages arising (theft, damage, etc.).

 

By Car

As a high turnout of visitors is expected during the Summer Nostos Festival, we encourage visitors to use Public Transportation or the free shuttle bus service to get to the SNFCC.

If, however, you prefer to bring a car, free parking is available at the Faliro Olympic Complex (Tae Kwon Do) parking lot, near the SNFCC. Access is possible on foot (15-minute walking distance) or by free shuttle buses that will be operating continuously, departing daily from the Tae Kwon Do parking to the SNFCC, and vice-versa.

See the detailed shuttle bus schedule here
 
During the Summer Nostos Festival, the SNFCC parking offers limited parking spaces. The entrance to the parking is on 1 Pisistratou Street.

For a detailed pricelist, please visit www.SNFCC.org.

 

 

 

In aim to better serve visitors during the Summer Nostos Festival, Info Points will operate in different locations at the SNFCC. The Info Points will be operating at:
• Agora, Info Agora
• Great Lawn, Info Park
• The Visitors Center, Info VC
• The Labyrinth, Info Labyrinth

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is fully accessible to everyone. Please visit the official webpage for detailed information regarding the services offered to people with disabilities, here.

 

For the immediate convenience of visitors, food points will operate during the SNFestival in multiple points around the SNFCC. 

We kindly ask you to properly dispose of any food and beverages.

For more information about the catering areas see here

Free WiFi is available in all areas of the SNFCC. The network name is SNFCC-FREE-WIFI.

Two ATMs operate at the SNFCC premises (Piraeus Bank & National Bank of Greece).

The events premises are recorded and photographed for promotional reasons of the Summer Nostos Festival and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. By entering the premises and participating in the events, visitors, as well as guardians of minors, consent to the use of the image or voice of themselves or of minors by the organizers for the purpose of promoting the events.
The use of drones for photographic or entertainment purposes is prohibited.

During the event, a Lost & Found information service will be operating at the NLG reception.

Pets are welcome in all outdoor areas of the SNFCC with the exception of the Great Lawn, the Labyrinth and children’s playgrounds. Owners must keep them under their supervision at all times during their stay within the premises and clean up after them.

A First Aid spot will be operating at the SNFCC premises at all times.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is one of the world’s most sustainable building complexes of its size. In November 2016, the SNFCC achieved the highest and most stringent international standard for sustainable design and construction - the Platinum LEED – for its innovative architecture and green technology. The platinum LEED certification is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To find out more about the regulations of the venue, please visit the official website of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center here.