Athens Onassis Stegi

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Location: Neos Kosmos

Onassis Stegi in Athens: Since its grand opening in 2010, Onassis Stegi has been a unique cultural center whose name has been synonymous with art, theater, music, and a forward-thinking mentality! Named after the late businessman and ship owner Aristotle Onassis, Stegi is one of the many aftermaths of his great fortune, containing exhibition halls and open spaces for a variety of events.

The construction of this impressive seven-story building started in 2004. Now, it offers a vast 18,000 square meters of space for art, modern painting, pop culture, and robotics, including sights of cutting-edge technology! Onassis Stegi houses two large auditoriums, where it frequently hosts live music performances, theatrical acts, and contemporary dance shows based on fresh and out-of-the-ordinary ideas and implementations!

This grandiose building is constructed in such a way that it reflects the natural morning lighting of Athens while its evening lighting reveals its inner spaces to the outside world! Everyone passing by can spot its characteristic neon sign All We Have Is Words, All We Have Is Worlds, a creation by Tim Etchells, curated by Afroditi Panagiotakou and Konstantina Soulioti!

Onassis Stegi also boasts imposing sculptures and structures on its inside and outside spaces, as well as the high-class Hytra rooftop restaurant and garden, with views over the Acropolis, the Monument of Filopappou, and the Hill of Lycabettus!

Official website: www.onassis.org

How to get there

There are many ways to reach Onassis Stegi from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Onassis Stegi and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By metro: The closest metro station is Syngrou Fix (Red Line). Note that Onassis Stegi is located within a 13-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Panteios”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

By tram: The closest tram stop is Mpaknana (Route 6, Syntagma-Pikrodafni). Get a map of the tram here.

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