Tangolovers Festival Athens Tango
Photograph: courtesy of TangoLovers Festival

Athens Events

With a vibrant cultural scene all year round, Athens events include an impressive mix of both local and international musicians, artists and dance groups. The city comes alive in the summer months where cinema screens move outdoors and plateias or neighbourhood squares are buzzing with music and festivities. From June-August every year, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is in full swing with an abundance of events held at various iconic Athenian venues including Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, located at the base of the southern slopes of the Acropolis.

The Athens events we list have been chosen to appeal to an international audience passing through Athens and we select events accordingly.

Events in Athens

The Megaron Athens Concert Hall and Greek National Theatre are two of the major modern day venues in Athens. In peak season and where possible, we recommend you pre-purchase your tickets or ask your hotel to assist you with this. We provide you with the venue address in English and Greek to overcome any language barriers with taxi drivers. We also provide the nearest metro station to an event, along with a map to assist with your travel arrangements.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival

This is by far the crown jewel in the annual events calendar in Athens. Running now for more than 60 years, it presents local and international productions of Ancient Greek drama that celebrates the city’s cultural heritage. Athens is blessed with a network of ancient amphitheatres including Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Aristotle’s Lyceum and Lycabettus Theatre. Extending beyond Athens to the Attica region, performances can also be found at the Ancient Theatre of Delphi and the infamous Epidaurus Theatre. Check out our travel tips of getting to Epidaurus.

August Full Moon Festival

Every August on the night of the full moon, musical performances are held at key historic venues, including the Acropolis, the Roman Agora and other sites around Greece. Be sure to watch this space for updates.

  • Tangolovers Festival Athens Tango

    TANGOLOVERS Festival Athens

    Where: Various locations in Athens
    When: 31 January – 4 February 2019
    Why Go: To experience the magic and passion of tango

    The 5th TangoLovers Festival returns to Athens bringing leading dancers from the international tango circuit together, as they share the magic and passion of tango with the melodies of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Visitors can expect five days of dancing, theatre and workshops led by leading maestros from Argentina and Turkey. The festival ends with “Tango in Love……

  • Herrumbre Greek National Opera

    HERRUMBRE by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 February 2019
    Why Go: See a modern choreography about the realities of war

    The modern choreography, Herrumbre by Spanish choreographer, Nacho Duato comes to the Stavros Niarchos Hall in Athens, as the first collaboration with the Greek National Opera (GNO) ballet. Duato’s Herrumbre (which means “rust” in Spanish) expresses the “rust” of the soul caused by the brutality of war, in this unique choreography that is also a statement…

  • Parios Athens Events Whats on Greece

    ATHENS EVENTS – March & April 2019

    Where: Various locations in Athens
    When: Throughout March & April 2019
    Why Go: For live music & theatre

    As winter draws to a close and spring is in the air, Athens is readying itself for its national day celebrations and the traditional orthodox Easter celebrations. A cultural agenda of events starts to move back outdoors towards April at some of the city’s best theatres, music stages and clubs. We’ll keep you up to…

  • Athens and Epidaurus Festival Odeon Herodes Atticus


    Where: Various venues around Athens & Epidaurus
    When: 4th June – 10 August 2019
    Why Go: For an extensive line up of music, theatre & dance

    The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is the city’s annual arts festival and a highlight of the Greek summer calendar. With a legacy that spans more than sixty years, today it incorporates a full programme of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Performances at the two ancient theatres of the Odeon Herodes Atticus and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus are highlights…