211 00 Nafplio, Greece
Alpha Bank Cultural Centre, Nafplio
The Alpha Bank Cultural Centre in Nafplio, Greece, is located at the heart of the old town, near present-day Constitution Square. The building and its name have changed many times since 1880. Since its establishment as a cultural venue in 2006, it has attracted about 3,000 visitors every year.
2 storeys of culture
The Cultural Centre is spread over 2 storeys.
The 2 rooms on the 1st floor house:
- Temporary exhibitions.
- Congresses, day conferences, seminars and workshops.
The 2nd floor consists of 4 rooms. These house the Centre’s permanent exhibitions.
Cultural contribution and activities
Since 2006, the Cultural Centre has housed several parallel exhibitions of Ancient Greek coins and modern and contemporary Greek art.
The venue has also participated in the festivities held on the European Night of Museums and the annual International Museum Day organised globally by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). In this context, the venue is open one day and one night (until midnight) in May, joining in the celebration with events and activities.
The 1880s – Constant changes of use
The building first housed the army recruitment office of Nafplio. Later on, it became the residence of the Papantoniou family. A variety of businesses operated out of the ground floor space, including a bakery, an electrical repair shop and a doctor’s office.
1976 – Conversion to a hotel
The 2 storeys of the building welcomed guests as the Amymoni Hotel.
1977 – Another ground-floor bakery
Once more in the building’s history, the ground floor housed a bakery.
1981 – Refurbishment by Ionian Bank
Ionian and Popular Bank of Greece acquired the building and carried out refurbishment works for 3 years.
1984 – Ionian Bank branch
The building reopened as the Nafplio branch of Ionian Bank.
2003 – Cultural Centre
Alpha Bank gave the historical building a makeover and a new life. Its spaces were rearranged to house the bank’s Cultural Centre.
2006 – The opening
Alpha Bank officially opened the Cultural Centre’s doors to the public.
News and activities of Alpha Bank Cultural Centre, Nafplio
"Female Printmakers in the Alpha Bank Collection"
The Alpha Bank Art Collection has launched a new exhibition, aiming to highlight the role of female artists in the field of visual arts, especially printmaking. The exhibition includes works of art by 35 female printmakers.
International Museum Day 2022 – Culture Centre, Nafplio
The Alpha Bank Cultural Centre in Nafplio participated in the International Museum Day celebrations with the educational event on “Women Artists from the Alpha Bank Collection”.
Guided tours at the Alpha Bank Cultural Centre in Nafplio
Students from the Second Chance School and General Evening High School visited the Alpha Bank Cultural Centre in Nafplio.
“Haiti Greece 1821-2021. Voyage to Freedom/RESPECT”
The Alpha Bank Cultural Centre in Nafplio is hosting the exhibition “Haiti Greece 1821-2021. Voyage to Freedom/RESPECT”.