WHAT’S ON IN ATHENS IN SEPTEMBERWhere: Various locations in AthensWhen: September 2023Why Go: See the best of what’s on this season
Expect an impressive line up of international acts this Autumn in Athens sans a heatwave! Hot acts include, Lewis Capaldi, Hauser, Michael Bolton, Woody Allen, Louis Tomlinson and so much more. WHAT’S ON IN ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 2023 YIANNIS PARIOS 2, 6 & 23 September One of Greece’s most famous and loved singers, Yiannis Parios will…
ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2023Where: Various venues around Athens & EpidaurusWhen: On now to 15 October 2023Why 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…
WHAT’S ON AT LYCABETTUS THEATREWhere: Lycabettus TheatreWhen: September & October 2023Why Go: See LIVE performances at this iconic Athenian venue
The iconic Lycabettus Theatre re-opens in Athens this month, after a 15 year closure. Having hosted more than 1000 concerts during its 43-years in operation, the iconic amphitheatre boasts panoramic views over Athens, perched on a landing just below the summit of Lycabettus Hill. Audiences can expect an exceptional line-up of Greek and international talent…
DON QUIXOTE BALLETWhere: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, AcropolisWhen: 2 October 2023Why Go: Relive this classic love story
The ballet and orchestra of the National Opera of Odessa comes to Athens to perform Ludwig Minkus’ masterpiece, Don Quixote beneath the glow of the Acropolis. First presented in 1869 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the story of the ballet draws mainly upon the second volume of Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, Don Quixote and focuses…
LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK at Greek National OperaWhere: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)When: 21, 24, 27, 31 Oct 2023 & 5, 9 Nov 2023Why Go: See one of the most controversial operas from C20th Russia
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk returns to the Stavros Niarchos Hall, Athens in a production directed by Fanny Ardant, working with an all-star international creative team. Based on the novel by Nikolai Leskov, with music by Russian composer Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk addresses the subject of a woman’s position in provincial society. The work…
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.