CIG's New Home

The new home of the CIG is a reality!

The Canadian Institute in Greece is delighted to announce its relocation to its newly acquired premises in the heart of Athens, marking an important step in the Institute’s expansion and visibility in Greece. The new, three-storey, historically significant building and prime example of 1930s Athens architecture was the residence of the well-known writer, artist and art critic, Stratis Doukas, from 1938 until 1981.

Since its founding in 1974, the Canadian Institute’s key objective has been to promote Canadian research and education in fields relating to Greece’s heritage, including significant archaeological fieldwork and scientific study. Throughout the years, the Institute has had to expand several times in order to meet growing needs. By relocating to its spacious new home, the Institute will now be able to further enhance its contribution to Greek archaeology and expand its activities to include arts and culture, by presenting the work of Canadian artists and promoting collaboration between Canadian and Greek cultural communities.

We wish to express our deep appreciation to the many donors for their generous contributions toward the realization of this important project.

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to our new home, at 3 Orminiou street (in the vicinity of the Hilton Athens Hotel)!