Get an insider’s peek into 50 + stunning architectural landmarks at Open House Athens
Open House Athens invites Athenians to explore and understand the value of architecture, as private and public buildings open their gates for a weekend for free.
From monumental structures that define a city’s character to the residences and buildings that make up the fabric of a city, architecture has stood as a representation of society, reflecting the values, successes, and eventual downfall of civilizations over time. Open House Athens, now in its ninth year, invites Athenians to explore and understand the value of architecture, as private and public buildings open their gates for a weekend for free. The city is transformed to a big museum, with its buildings and architecture being the exhibits.
Buildings that will be open to the public include the retro railway carriages at To Treno Sto Rouf to the Onassis Library, St.Paul’s Anglican Church, The Bodossaki Foundation’s stunning building, Heinrich Schleimann’s architectural masterpiece – the Numismatic Museum, Bauhaus architect Ioannis Despotopoulos’ office that now houses Angelos Bratis’ fashion atelier, the Gas Factory at Technopolis, the refugee buildings on Alexandras Ave (referred to quite simply as ta prosfygyka), the City Hall, the Public Tobacco Factory ( that hosted Neon’s Portals exhibition last year) amongst others.
To register your building for a visit, email email@example.com. To volunteer and guide visitors to the different venues, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Open House Athens will take place on the weekend of April 9 and 10, 2022, and will be accompanied by several parallel events!
Where: For more info, visit: www.openhouseathens.gr