BRYAN ADAMS Live in AthensWhere: OAKA - Olympic Indoor HallWhen: 5th December 2023Why Go: See this legendary performer LIVE
Grammy-Award winning artist Bryan Adams returns to Athens once more, kicking off his So Happy it Hurts European tour. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Bryan Adams is considered one of the most exciting rockers in the world. The incredible dynamics of his voice and his explosive stage presence continue to excite crowds…
PYX LAX live in AthensWhere: Christmas Theater, GalatsiWhen: 11 December 2023Why Go: To see this much-loved Greek band LIVE
Greek rock band, Pyx Lax, will perform at the Christmas Theater in Athens for one night only in December. Originally formed in 1989 (disbanded in 2004) they released their first recording in 1990 to critical and commercial acclaim. They will perform their greatest hits. Find more events on in Athens.
GEORGE DALARAS + ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI LIVEWhere: Pallas TheatreWhen: 14 November – 19 December 2023Why Go: For an unforgettable night of Greek music
Iconic performer and talented musician George Dalaras and acclaimed Greek songstress, Alkistis Protopsalti will perform together over several weeks at the Pallas Theatre in central Athens. In a concert called ‘Two Voices with One Heart’ these two leading performers in Greek song will captivate audiences with their music, singing songs from their huge discography, in…
Christmas in New YorkWhere: Olympia TheatreWhen: 30 December 2023Why Go: Hear the Athens Big Band perform with Philipp Weiss
The Athens Big Band welcomes the public to a brilliant evening that pulsates to the rhythm of the holidays with Christmas in New York. The soulful nostalgia of the golden age of jazz, with a reference point to great classical performances, including that of the late Tony Bennett, comes to Athens this festive season. Singer…
LA BOHEME at the Greek National OperaWhere: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)When: 9, 12, 17, 27, 29, 31 Dec 2023 & 2 Jan 2024Why Go: See this classic opera set in modern day Athens
Seven years after the last performance of La bohème at the Greek National Opera in Athens, Giacomo Puccini’s timeless, much-loved masterpiece is making its return in an iconic production directed by the late British opera director, Graham Vick. In 2007, Vick created a version of La Bohème for the Greek National Opera that was set in modern day Athens,…
ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2024Where: Various venues around Athens & EpidaurusWhen: June 2024 to August 2024Why Go: The ultimate 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…
COLDPLAY Live in AthensWhere: Olympic Stadium O.A.K.AWhen: 8 & 9 June 2024Why Go: See this iconic band LIVE in 2024!
The incredible Coldplay will be bringing their electrifying energy to Athens in 2024 for an unforgettable concert experience at the Olympic Stadium for two nights only. Following the huge success of their sold out 2023 summer tour, Coldplay have announced a third run of European dates as part of their record breaking Music Of The Spheres World Tour . Formed in London in 1996,…
LA TRAVIATA at the Odeon of Herodes AtticusWhere: Odeon of Herodes AtticusWhen: 27, 28, 30, 31 July 2024Why Go: To see one of Verdi’s great operatic masterpieces
Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata will perform on the iconic stage of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, presented by the Greek National Opera (GNO) as part of the 2024 Athens and Epidaurus Festival. This tragic love story, with its much-loved arias and duets, will be directed by the GNO’s choreographer and artistic director, Konstantinos Rigos…
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.