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Hellenic Cosmos
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The "Hellenic Cosmos" is a cultural center  that belongs to the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW). It differs from the common museums as its purpose is the exploitation and utilization of modern technologies to enhance the interactive exhibits.

History
The "Hellenic Cosmos" is hosted on a 60-acre complex in Piraeus Street, in the municipality Taurus, next to the Athens School of Fine Arts. The specific buildings were factory infrastructures and they were acquired by FHW in 1997. A year later, the renovated facilities became the house of  the newly-cultural center "Hellenic Cosmos". The next decade, the cultural center was expanded and new buildings were founded. The archaeological excavation that took place in the area of the cultural center revealed rich finds from the Byzantine period.

The aim of the "Hellenic Cosmos" is to host multidimensional exhibits and events that appeal to all ages. Specifically, in the multiplex "Hellenic Cosmos" are hosted exhibitions, conferences, musical - theatrical and dance performances, educational programs, movie screenings.

Infrastructure
The complex of "Hellenic Cosmos" is developed in 5 buildings. In the courtyard is located the archaeological site, numerous ancillary spaces and 2 parking.

The building 1 hosts exhibitions, conferences and many educational programs. In this building is hosted the "Ark". It is a cube-shaped room with a side length of 3 meters. In every room surface are displayed images where visitors wearing stereoscopic glasses take virtual trips in spacetime.

Building 2 or "Vault" is a virtual dome theater with a capacity of 132 people. It is a building of unique architecture and it is equipped with the latest technology. In the domed surface are displayed stereoscopic images, creating to the viewers a virtual reality.

Building 3 or "Theater" is a multi-purpose building  that can accommodate even the most demanding artistic production. The main characteristics of the building "3" is versatility and high quality technological equipment. The "Theater" consists of the halls "Antigone" and "Iphigenia" 1,000 and 650 seats respectively and the multi-purpose rooms "Ismene", "Danae", "Phaedra", "Niobe," "Semele" with free seating.

The building 9 hosts the "Virtual Cinema". It is a suitably equipped room seating up to 20 people where viewers experience interactive virtual reality views. Utilizing an accessory device, the audience can actively participate in the promotion by modifying the virtual environment.

Finally, the building 56 is located on Themis street and hosts hospitality events.


Contact information
Piraeus Ave. 254
17778 Tauros Attica
Tel: (+30) 212 2540000
Fax: (+30) 212 2540123
Email: hellenic_cosmos@ime.gr
Web: http://www.hellenic-cosmos.gr

Opening hours
1st October 2012 - 31st May 2013
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

1st June 2013 - 30th September 2013
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The hours of operation of the "Hellenic Cosmos" may be changed without notice.