INNOVATHENS: what is it?
Since May 2014, when the distinctive Gasholder 2 building began its operation, INNOVATHENS has served as a meeting hub for people with innovative ideas, businessmen, academics, mentors and researchers. It has been established as one of the most effective networking, interaction, knowledge & experience exchange centers in the creative and business setting of Athens. INNOVATHENS is located at the heart of Technopolis.
What is TECHNOPOLIS?
The area where today’s Technolopolis is located used to serve as the Athens’ gasworks, which powered the city from the mid-19th century throughout the 1980s. Today, this space, filled with refurbished and accommodated facilities, attracts more than 900.000 visitors each year.
TECHNOPOLIS: the culture hub
Today, Technopolis is one of Athens’ largest and most vibrant cultural venues. There’s always something going on there —from live jazz to lindy hop, kids workshops and craft fairs—and much of it is free.
The Industrial Gas Museum
The Control Room of the gasworks and all of the original mechanical equipment have been fully restored. Now and again, the Observation Tower is also open to visitors. The Industrial Gas Museum is located in today’s Technopolis.
How to get to Innovathens?
Technopolis City of Athens: 100 Piraeus st., 118 54 Gazi – Athens
By metro – line 3 (Blue line): Kerameikos station
By trolley: No. 21 (from Omonoia station), Fotaerio Stop
By bus: No. 049, 815, 838, 914, Β18, Γ18, Fotaerio Stop