The Athens Science Festival, the festival devoted to Science and Innovation since 2014, is an established cultural landmark in the field of Science, Technology, Innovation and Art in Greece!
For over 5 days every spring, residents and schools in and around Attica have the opportunity to explore scientific and technological advancements in an entertaining, innovative and interactive manner. At the same time, researchers, distinguished scientists, educators and artists give their best to communicate science and indulge the visitors to participate in their experience with it.
Since its introduction to the people of Athens in 2014, Athens Science Festival has collaborated with more than 5,000 scientific associates, 590 speakers, 250 artists and 1,400 volunteers. The Festival is repeatedly justifying its social impact having exceeded initial expectations and having reached out to more than 107,000 visitors over the past 5 years. As such, the Athens Science Festival is righteously considered as one of the largest science and technology festivals in Greece.
Every year the Athens Science Festival keeps its promise: it links our everyday life to science and highlights the important role of science and technology in the society; by presenting and demonstrating high quality scientific research conducted in Greek academic institutions, by providing dialogue platforms where we can explore insights to complex and controversial scientific issues, by inspiring and creating high standards in the field of science communication and by encouraging young people to consider a science related career. Last but not least, the Athens Science Festival has managed to continuously show to people of all backgrounds and age that science is not only about knowledge but can also be recreational and fun.
The Athens Science Festival is organized annually by the educational organisation “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Technopolis of the City of Athens, the Onassis Foundation Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology with the invaluable contribution from a plethora of academics, research and educational institutions.
Due to its success in engaging the public with science in Athens, this fun and educational festival on Science and Innovation has already escaped the borders of the Greek capital to other cities, such as in Thessaloniki and Patras and Cyprus. Soon enough Larissa (ThSF), as well as other regions around Greece, will also be hosting this special event.