Technopolis City of Athens: Technopolis is an industrial museum and a major cultural venue of Athens. It is situated in the city's former gasworks and hosts numerous exhibitions, seminars, music concerts, and other cultural activities.
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The Technopolis of Athens focuses on promoting culture such as music, dance, theatre and performing arts, plastic and applied arts as well as innovation and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it holds educational programs for children and runs temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
It is a buzzing hub for all Athenians located in the area of Gazi, near Keramikos metro station. Except for the museum, exhibition halls, shops, playgrounds and the world-famous Dinner In the Sky concept restaurant are all housed in Technopolis.
As Technopolis is equipped with a large stage, several artists of different genres of music select it for their concerts. Its most popular event has to be the Athens Jazz Festival which takes place every May, presenting music bands from all over the world.
In 1857, the gasworks of Athens were founded, in order to light the capital. It was in operation until 1984 when it closed.
Fifteen years later, in 1999, the first cultural and art events were hosted on the premises of the old gasworks and Technopolis was established as a cultural venue.
In 2013, the Industrial Gas Museum was founded within the space, in order to promote the architectural, historical, technological, and social importance of the factory.
Lastly, in 2016, the two gasholders of the old plant were lit and illuminated the area, while a watchtower was established in a new watergas building. The first bike rental station in Athens (called Athens Bikes) was also established that year.
There are many ways to reach Technopolis 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 Technopolis and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
On foot: As Technopolis is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Monastiraki Square in approximately 15 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro station is Kerameikos(Blue Line). Technopolis is located right outside the station. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Palaia Agora". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.