A Festival of Light at Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Park (video)

This Christmastime, Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens is full of light and sound, thanks to a series of interactive installations forming a magical winter wonderland.

Four of these installations are being presented for the first time in Greece, while three have been designed specifically for the SNFCC. The project has been curated by the Athens Digital Arts Festival.

Hundreds of visitors explore Stavros Niarchos Park each day, walking through the frames of light and immersing themselves in a unique holiday festival of lights.

Ecology was an important impetus in the formation of the park, situated as it is in one of the most crowded metropolitan areas of the world. Its location, close to the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, allows city residents to walk to nearby major cultural events.

Stavros Niarchos Park is a vital green space, and a literal breath of life for Athens. It serves as an important addition to a city with the lowest per capita green space in all of Europe.

Its lush garden landscape, featuring a wide range of trees, plants, water fountains, allées, paths, playgrounds and open spaces, turns every visit into a unique experience.

Thanks to this one-of-a-kind light installation, a Christmastime stroll in this serene corner of the capital makes for a relaxing and joyful experience in this dark time of the year.