Pireos Street Cultural Centre

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The multi-dynamic Pireos Street Cultural Centre is an industrial building of the 1960’s transformed into a modern museum space, which includes a central atrium, a 400-seat amphitheatre, designed to accommodate multiple events and an exhibition-halls span of 3,000 m2. 

The Cultural Centre is equipped with the latest technological specifications, in order to serve simultaneously the most complex organizational needs, when hosting cultural events and exhibitions that relate to art, music, dance, theatre, film and various conferences.

Moreover it houses the Neo-Hellenic Architecture Archives and Performing Arts, and in 2014 the Photographic Archives.





Located at 138 Pireos Street, the Benaki Museum Cultural Centre is an emblem of the cultural reinvention of the industrial area of Pireos Street.

Known for its red façade, the museum was designed by architects Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas. It houses multiple cultural venues, giving the Benaki Museum an important influence on the cultural life of the capital. 

And with to its distinctive red colour, the museum is not only one of the most recognizable buildings in Athens, but also stands as an example of how an abandoned industrial building can be transformed into a vibrant cultural centre. 

The building also includes a central patio that serves as the museum’s hub. The museum also houses a bookshop and restaurant, and hosts performances, summer lectures and other cultural events.

Additional Info

Name: Pireos Street Cultural Centre
Address: 138 Pireos Ave. & Andronikou St, Gazi
District: Central Athens
Phone: (+30) 210 3453111
Opening Hours: Thu,Sun: 10:00-18:00
Fri,Sat: 10:00-22:00
Mon,Tue,Wed: closed
Transportation: Metro Blue Line (3): Keramikos Station RAIL PETRALONA Station

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