Μuseums and Venues

We are opening historic buildings.
We are creating new museums, re-exhibiting important collections.
We are restoring and sustaining the operation of historic theatres.
We are upgrading galleries, libraries and cultural spaces.
We are creating new, open and fully accessible cradles of culture.

The Municipal Gallery of Athens, which belongs to OPANDA, was founded in 1914 with the painter Stavros Papapanagiotou as its first curator. From 1923, the Gallery’s collection gradually developed into a more object-based assemblage, while in the 1930s -1940s, it was enriched...
The Technopolis City of Athens is housed in the old Athens Gasworks. This rare industrial monument has been transformed into the most vibrant cultural space in the city’s heart, open and accessible to all, with more than 1,000,000 visitors a year....
The legendary building of Akadimias Street, which housed the National Opera House for more than 50 years, has now become the Municipal Music Theatre of Athens. A new era has begun for the Olympia Theatre, and the city itself since...
The Aggeliki Chatzimichali Museum of Folk Art and Tradition has been operating since 1980 and is housed in the old mansion of the first Greek folklorist Aggeliki Chatzimichali (1895-1965) in Plaka. The Museum collections include folk art, wood carving, metalwork,...
The Industrial Gas Museum launched in 2013 at Technopolis aims to showcase an essential part of the city’s recent history, the old Athens Gasworks, a unique historical site, which provided the capital with energy and lighting for 130 years. The...
The City of Athens Central Library is one of the oldest libraries in Greece. It was founded by the mayor Anargyros Petrakis in 1835 and is now housed in the traditional building at 2 Domokou Street near Larissa Railway Station....
The Technopolis City of Athens is housed in the old Athens Gasworks. This rare industrial monument has been transformed into the most vibrant cultural space in the city’s heart, open and accessible to all, with more than 1,000,000 visitors a year....
The Arts Centre at Parko Eleftherias is a landmark as it is part of a four-building complex of late 19th-century military architecture, which the Greek Military Police (EAT – ESA) used as torture sites during the dictatorship (1967-1974). Today, the...
The Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre is housed in the old hat factory of Ilias Poulopoulos, which was founded in 1886. The original hat factory was nicknamed Pil-Poul: Pil from “pilos”, meaning hat, and Poul from the owner’s last name, Poulopoulos....
Πρόκειται για ένα maker space, το πρώτο δημόσιο στην Ελλάδα, μια σύγχρονη δομή μέσα στην οποία δημιουργικότητα και τεχνολογία συνδυάζονται καθημερινά και προάγουν τον ψηφιακό μετασχηματισμό της πόλης. Στο Maker Space του δήμου Αθηναίων προσφέρονται δωρεάν υπηρεσίες και επιμορφωτικά σεμινάρια...
Είναι ένας σύγχρονος, ανοιχτός χώρος ενίσχυσης της νέας επιχειρηματικότητας και ανάπτυξης των ψηφιακών δεξιοτήτων. Ένας κόμβος συνάντησης για ανθρώπους με καινοτόμες ιδέες που θέλουν να τις κάνουν επιχείρηση. Ένας ζωντανός οργανισμός, ο οποίος έρχεται να καλύψει τις σύγχρονες και διαρκώς μεταβαλλόμενες γνωστικές ανάγκες...
The Serafio City of Athens is a unique Sports, Culture and Innovation complex of 3.500 m2 that includes exemplary sports and cultural facilities and hosts the City of Athens Innovation Hub. Serafio welcomes young and adults, visitors and residents, institutions...
The Municipal Gallery of Athens, which belongs to OPANDA, was founded in 1914 with the painter Stavros Papapanagiotou as its first curator. From 1923, the Gallery’s collection gradually developed into a more object-based assemblage, while in the 1930s -1940s, it was enriched...
The legendary building of Akadimias Street, which housed the National Opera House for more than 50 years, has now become the Municipal Music Theatre of Athens. A new era has begun for the Olympia Theatre, and the city itself since...
The multi-purpose space “Anna & Maria Kalouta” is located in the neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos, with a well-organized theatre hall hosting performances, music concerts and cultural events, while on the 1st floor of the building is the “Yannis Fleury” dance...
Every September, in the historical neighbourhood of Athens, on the picturesque, green hill of Ippie Colonus, the Open Air Theatre of Colonus hosts the Colonus Festival organised by OPANDA. The residents and visitors of the city are given the unique...
The Open Air Theatre of Grava is located inside the school complex, next to the Cultural Centre. The Theatre is another culture cradle supported by OPANDA. In the summer, it hosts cultural events, offering the wider area citizens a vital...
The Aggeliki Chatzimichali Museum of Folk Art and Tradition has been operating since 1980 and is housed in the old mansion of the first Greek folklorist Aggeliki Chatzimichali (1895-1965) in Plaka. The Museum collections include folk art, wood carving, metalwork,...
The Industrial Gas Museum launched in 2013 at Technopolis aims to showcase an essential part of the city’s recent history, the old Athens Gasworks, a unique historical site, which provided the capital with energy and lighting for 130 years. The...
The Dodecanesian House Museum was founded by the philologist, writer and folklorist Vassilis Moskovis, born in Symi. It is accommodated in Vassilis and Irini Moskovis’ house, in the Sepolia neighbourhood. It includes a folklore and art collection dedicated to the...
The Plato Academy Digital Museum is housed in a specially designed building that forms part of the Plato’s Academy district exhibition. It includes a range of physical exhibits and multimedia applications. Through multiple layers of information, visitors are guided through...
The “Maria Callas Museum” will be housed at 44 Mitropoleos Street, in the old “Royal” Hotel, which still preserves eclectic elements of interwar architecture and is located opposite the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. The hotel was in operation until 1969...
The Eleftherios Venizelos Museum was founded in 1984 and opened its doors to the public on March 30, 1986. It is housed in an autonomous building next to the Athens Municipality Arts Center at Parko Eleftherias. The central core of...
The City of Athens Central Library is one of the oldest libraries in Greece. It was founded by the mayor Anargyros Petrakis in 1835 and is now housed in the traditional building at 2 Domokou Street near Larissa Railway Station....
The Children’s Library belongs to the City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA It is located in the Park for the Child and Culture and is addressed to children aged 6-15 years old. Its collection includes Greek and foreign language...
The Toddlers’ Library of the Municipality of Athens is located in the Park for the Child and Culture and is the first Library in Greece designed exclusively for toddlers. It belongs to the City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA)...
Ioanneios Library is a branch of the Municipal Library. The Library’s Collection covers all subject areas with particular emphasis on Literature (Greek & Foreign), Ancient Greek Literature, Psychology, Philosophy, Education (Aids), History, Information material (Dictionaries – Encyclopedias). Its long catalogue...
Η Παιδική Βιβλιοθήκη σταθμού Λαρίσης του Οργανισμού Πολιτισμού, Αθλητισμού και Νεολαίας του Δήμου Αθηναίων στεγάζεται σε αυτόνομο κτήριο που βρίσκεται στην άλλη πλευρά του πάρκου της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης απευθύνεται σε παιδιά 0 – 15 ετών και ξεκίνησε τη λειτουργία της...
The building first opened in 1842, initially housing the Elpis Municipal Hospital. Initially designed by the German architect F. Schaubert, the building has housed the Cultural Centre since 1971. Today it hosts, amongst others, all the central services of OPANDA....
The famous Patissia neighbourhood is eventually revived, as the historic summer cinema, AB opened again after 30 years. The cinema closed back in 1990 when the imposing two-storey mansion on Theotokopoulou Street housing it was sold. In 2005, the Municipality...
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