Bryan Adams Athens Concert OAKA

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.

  • Bryan Adams Athens Concert OAKA

    BRYAN ADAMS Live in Athens

    Where: OAKA - Olympic Indoor Hall
    When: 5th December 2023
    Why 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 Athens

    PYX LAX live in Athens

    Where: Christmas Theater, Galatsi
    When: 11 December 2023
    Why 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.

  • Dalaras Protopsalti Athens Concert


    Where: Pallas Theatre
    When: 14 November – 19 December 2023
    Why 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 York

    Where: Olympia Theatre
    When: 30 December 2023
    Why 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 Greek National Opera

    LA BOHEME at the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 9, 12, 17, 27, 29, 31 Dec 2023 & 2 Jan 2024
    Why 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,…

  • Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens Epidaurus Festival Crowds


    Where: Various venues around Athens & Epidaurus
    When: June 2024 to August 2024
    Why 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 Athens

    Where: Olympic Stadium O.A.K.A
    When: 8 & 9 June 2024
    Why 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 Athens Festival Odeon Herodes

    LA TRAVIATA at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 27, 28, 30, 31 July 2024
    Why 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…