MIKE KELLEY Museum of Cycladic Art Athens
Fortress of Solitude Exhibition. Photograph: Panos Kokkinias

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.

  • MIKE KELLEY Museum of Cycladic Art Athens

    MIKE KELLEY: FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

    Where: Museum of Cycladic Art
    When: On now – 25 February 2018
    Why Go: See the first monographic exhibition of Mike Kelley in Athens

    The work of American artist Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012) comes to the Museum of Cycladic Art for his first solo exhibition, ‘Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude’. In collaboration with NEON organisation, the exhibition brings together a range of key works from across the artist’s career in order to reflect on the uncanny condition of psychological…

  • Stavros Niarchos Center Athens Events Ice Skating

    EVENTS at the Stavros Niarchos Center

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: Throughout February 2018
    Why Go: Great for architecture buffs & outdoor activities suitable for solos, couples & families

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is one of the largest and newest developments that Athens has seen in the last ten years. It is a remarkable architectural feat pioneered by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and brought to life by the extraordinary vision of Italian architect Renzo Piano. It now houses two of Greece’s most…

  • CYCLADIC SNAPSHOTS: MEN & MONUMENTS

    Where: Byzantine & Christian Museum
    When: On now – 28 February 2018
    Why Go: Cycladic treasures never before exhibited

    Cycladic Snapshots: Men and Monuments presents the people who have worked to uncover, protect and promote archaeological excavations in the Cycladic islands from the late 19th century to the present. The narrative moves chronologically, starting from the first excavations on the islands of Delos and Rhenea where a splendid ancient sanctuary and bustling harbor was discovered….

  • Athens State Orchestra Charlie Chaplin

    CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S GOLD RUSH accompanied by the Athens State Orchestra

    Where: Megaron Music Hall Athens
    When: 2 March 2018
    Why Go: The silent film the Gold Rush accompanied with a new musical score

    A screening of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Gold Rush’ (1925) will take place at the Megaron Theatre for one night only, accompanied by the Athens State Orchestra. After almost a century since its first screening, this iconic silent movie will play again, this time with a new film score by American conductor and composer, Timothy Brock who…

  • Kraftwerk Athens Greece Concert

    KRAFTWERK 3D Concert Tour live in Athens

    Where: Tae Kwon Do Center Athens
    When: 3 March 2018
    Why Go: A rare chance to see this iconic band LIVE in 3D

    German band, Kraftwerk will perform in Athens for one show only in March as part of their 3D concert tour. Audiences can expect a 3D, multi-dimensional experience, through the use of projectors, lighting and other special effects. ABOUT Formed in 1970, Kraftwerk are considered a pioneer in the electronic music scene. Their compositions use innovative…

  • VAN GOGH ALIVE ATHENS Megaron

    VAN GOGH ALIVE ATHENS – a multimedia exhibition

    Where: Megaron
    When: 7 November – 4 March 2018
    Why Go: For an immersive multimedia experience

    Van Gogh Alive comes to Athens, transporting visitors to another time and place, immersing them in the artist’s world. Adults and children alike, wander throughout the space, exploring nooks and crannies and engaging with the experience in a manner that transcends traditional installations. Explore the work and life experiences of this prolific artist during the…

  • MONOCHROME BLANK WALL GALLERY GIRAFFES

    MONOCHROME – Nature, Landscapes, Cityscapes at Blank Wall Gallery

    Where: Blank Wall Gallery Athens
    When: 23 February – 8 March 2018
    Why Go: An exhibition for photography lovers

    The Blank Wall Gallery presents ‘Monochrome’, a photographic display of works by more than a hundred artists from around the world. The exhibition brings together photographs in monochrome to illustrate its different affects in portraying subjects. From nature, portraits to landscapes and cityscapes, this collection of work is poignant and full of character. Photography enthusiasts…

  • Romeo Juliette Greek National Opera

    ROMÉO et JULIETTE by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 25, 28 Feb, 2, 4, 7, 11 March 2018
    Why Go: To see this popular opera version of Shakespeare’s famous love story

    For the very first time in the Greek National Opera’s history, Roméo et Juliette will be staged as the first of a series of works from the great French composer, Charles Gounod. Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette composes five acts and is heralded as an opera with melodic wealth. It remains the most popular version of the…

  • Antikythera Shipwreck dive exhibition Athens

    DISCOVERIES FROM THE ANTIKYTHERA SHIPWRECK

    Where: The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation Historical Library
    When: On now – 18 March 2018
    Why Go: Latest findings from one of the world’s oldest & most significant shipwrecks

    The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is pleased to present The Antikythera Shipwreck: The Adventure Continues, an exhibition of new findings made at the underwater archaeological excavation from the renowned Antikythera shipwreck, which occurred around 50BC. The artefacts are displayed immersed in water tanks as they undergo desalination, while the show also includes discoveries from previous excavations. It…

  • Poseidon Bronze Odysseys National Archaeological Museum Athens

    ODYSSEYS at the National Archaeological Museum

    Where: National Archaeological Museum
    When: On now - 25th March 2018
    Why Go: To see a visual narration of mankind’s odyssey through time

    Stories of conquests, exploration and the desire to overcome immortality is weaved together in the National Archaeological Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘Odysseys’. Tracing the personal and collective endeavours of mankind over many periods of time, it is a fitting tribute to the museum’s 150 year anniversary.

  • Greek Independence Day Athens Parade

    GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY in Athens

    Where: Syntagma Square & surrounding streets
    When: 25th March 2018
    Why Go: To see the cultural and military parades

    Each year on the 25th March, Athens comes to a standstill for Greek Independence Day, which commemorates the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. It is also the religious holiday of The Annunciation that is observed on this day by Eastern Orthodoxy. The festivities in Athens start one day prior on the 24th…

  • Charlie Chaplin Athens Acropol Theatre

    CHARLIE CHAPLIN on stage

    Where: Acropol Theatre
    When: On now – 27 March 2018
    Why Go: See the remarkable life story of Chaplin brought to life on stage

    The award-winning film “Charlie Chaplin” by French director Daniel Colas comes to the Acropol Theatre in Athens. This stage adaptation keeps the stunning cinematic rhythm throughout as it explores the life story of this legendary comic actor and filmmaker that was full of contrasts, twists and turns, unfolding over two hours and moving between comedy…

  • LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Greek National Opera

    LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 28 March 2018
    Why Go: See Donizetti's tragic masterpiece, an opera set in C19th Scotland

    One of the masterpieces of the romantic Bel Canto period, Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor returns to the Greek National Opera after an absence of 37 years, in a co-production with the London Royal Opera House of Covent Garden. The famous British director Katie Mitchell endeavors to penetrate the world of 19th century women and view the plot…

  • Women of Passion Why Athens

    WOMEN OF PASSION, WOMEN OF GREECE

    Where: Railway Carriage Theatre
    When: Every Saturday evening to 31st March 2018
    Why Go: A symbolic journey by train from ancient to modern Greece

    Following successful tours in Australia and Brussels, the powerful one woman show, Women of Passion, Women of Greece returns to Athens for a third season. An old wagon is transformed into a theatrical stage, where the mythological figure of ancient Greek tragedy Medea, meets the contemporary “priestesses” of modern Greece, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri….

  • Greek Singers Athens Yiannis Ploutarchos

    GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

    Where: Various locations around Athens
    When: Throughout February & March 2018
    Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE

    Greek singers perform all around Greece throughout the year. For those wanting to experience the latest in the Greek music scene, there’s a legendary line up in store this month in Athens.

  • Alkistis Protopsalti Gazarte Athens Harhakos

    ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI live at Gazarte

    Where: Gazarte in Athens
    When: Now until the 31st March 2018
    Why Go: An evening of Greek music at its best

    A perfect way of exploring the music and culture of Greece with the legendary performer Alkistis Protopsalti on the main stage at Gazarte in Athens every Saturday night in February and March. A nine piece orchestra will accompany, led by Greek composer and conductor Stavros Harhakos. About Alkistis Protopsalti With a successful career spanning 40…

  • Greek Orthodox Easter Athens Greece Lycabettus church

    Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens

    Where: Throughout Athens
    When: Good Friday 6th April - Easter Monday 9th April 2018
    Why Go: To experience a Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens

    While the islands and villages of Greece are known for their religious festivals during the period of resurrection, spending Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens is as memorable as it is spiritual. Athens is home to some of the most beautiful and historical churches in Greece and the city has its finest moments under candlelight for…

  • OIL GARGLES Arbit City Breeder Gallery

    OIL GARGLES by Arbit City | The Breeder Gallery

    Where: The Breeder Art Gallery
    When: 15 March – 14 April 2018
    Why Go: A visual perspective of the maritime world

    Highlighting the dominant role of Greek Shippers in the international naval industry, Arbit City bring together facts and fiction, myths and polemic elements, medieval emblems and contemporary seascapes. Greek mythology and folklore, Sirens and Bacche, deities and demons, colliding tankers and near extinct narwhal whales construct the narration through which Arbit City express the competition and…

  • Money Exhibition Museum Cycladic Art Athens

    MONEY – Tangible symbols in Ancient Greece

    Where: Museum of Cycladic Art
    When: 2 November – 15 April 2018
    Why Go: A historical and artistic look at ancient Greek coinage

    The Museum of Cycladic Art and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection collaborate for the first time to present the exhibition; ‘MONEY. Tangible symbols in ancient Greece’ (ΧΡΗΜΑ. Σύμβολα απτά στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα). Extraordinary samples of ancient coinage from the Alpha Bank collection will be presented. The exhibition theme relates to the diverse references and readings of the symbols…

  • Magic Flute Greek National Opera

    THE MAGIC FLUTE by The Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 31 March, 1, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 April 2018
    Why Go: For an unforgettable night of Mozart at the opera

    Mozart’s much loved opera, The Magic Flute, returns to the Greek National Opera in an impressive and innovative production that launched in Berlin in 2012, quickly becoming famous worldwide. Directed by Australian artistic director, Barrie Kosky of the Komische Oper Berlin, crowds have been awed by the production’s sheer imagination and the precision with which…

  • whats on in athens events acropolis museum

    EVENTS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

    Where: Acropolis Museum
    When: On now - 30 April 2018
    Why Go: To get more out of your visit to the museum

    The Acropolis Museum hold events to enhance visitors experiences of the museum including complimentary* guided tours every Friday evening at 6:00pm (in English) led by an archaeologist who shares fascinating insights about the exhibits. Duration: 60 minutes *Free with the price of normal admission Why Athens Tips: Limited to 40 visitors per session (first in…

  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens

    HI-TECH INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

    Where: Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
    When: Throughout March and April 2018
    Why Go: Discover contributions made to technology by the ancient Greeks

    The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is the newest museum opening in Athens, founded by Kostas Kotsanas, that represents cutting edge technology from ancient Greece. This permanent exhibition space features hundreds of objects and fully-functioning replicas made by Kotsanas, using the same methods and materials as the originals. Housed in a historic Art Nouveau building,…

  • ENRIQUE IGLESIAS LIVE IN CONCERT

    Where: Olympic Athletic Centre, Athens (OACA)
    When: 10 May 2018
    Why Go: For an unforgettable concert by a Euro superstar

    The king of Latin Pop, Enrique Iglesias comes to light up the stage for his first concert in Athens in 8 years as part of his European tour. As a legendary performer, this Latino superstar has sung in sold out arenas around the world and will now visit Athens in his latest tour. His concerts…

  • Lara Fabian Athens

    LARA FABIAN LIVE IN ATHENS

    Where: Tae Kwon Do Centre, Faliro
    When: 19 May 2018
    Why Go: Hear one of the great female voices of our time

    The contemporary diva of French song, Lara Fabian, comes to Athens as part of her Camouflage World Tour to promote her latest album of the same name. With a career spanning more than 20 years, the Canadian-Belgian singer has sold over 20 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling Belgian artists of all…

  • View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Athens

    A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller

    Where: National Theatre of Greece
    When: 15 February – 27 May 2018
    Why Go: See one of the most iconic plays of the C20th

    In the Brooklyn of the 1950s, immigrants arrive from all over the world in search of a better life, some of them illegally. They come from every walk of life in search of the American dream, determined to succeed, but it often proves to be the wrong path, leading those who follow it into hubris….

  • Nabucco Athens Festival Odeon Herodes Atticus

    NABUCCO by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 1, 3, 6, 8 June 2018
    Why Go: see Verdi's classic opera beneath the Acropolis

    One of Verdi’s most popular operas, Nabucco will be presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. A watershed in Verdi’s career, Nabucco put an end to a string of failures for the composer and marked the end of a period of great sadness in his life. The…

  • Jazz Panorama Onassis Cultural Centre Athens

    GREEK JAZZ PANORAMA at the Onassis Cultural Centre

    Where: Onassis Cultural Centre
    When: 7 – 9 June 2018
    Why Go: To hear the emerging sounds of the Greek Jazz scene

      The younger generation of the Greek jazz scene shows their fiery talent at the fifth Greek Jazz Panorama, New Generation at the Onassis Cultural Centre’s rooftop terrace. Three new ensembles, led by musicians under 30, present their remarkable compositions. Important jazz veterans accompany over three evenings featuring Panagiotis Kostopoulos Quintet, Arionas Gyftakis Quartet and…

  • Arvanitaki Athens Festival Odeon Herodes

    ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI live at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 14 June 2018
    Why Go: See world-renowned singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki LIVE

    World-renowned singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki joins forces with TAKIM, one of the most popular bands in Greece, to perform Greek folk music with a twist at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. The band will cover several of Arvanitaki’s songs, drawing on her rich, 30-year-long body of work. Megaro…

  • jamiroquai release festival athens

    RELEASE ATHENS 2018 | featuring Jamiroquai & London Grammar

    Where: Plateia Nerou
    When: 31 May & 17 June 2018
    Why Go: For a great line up of world music

    Release Athens will return for its third year at Plateia Nerou with London Grammar and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man among the first names to be announced, both will perform on day 1 (31 May 2018) of the festival. London Grammar are an English indie pop band from Nottingham, formed in 2009. The band consists of Hannah…

  • Perouze Athens Philharmonia Odeon Herodes

    PEROUZÉ an opera by Sakellaridis with the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 16 - 17 June 2018
    Why Go: Greek opera under the stars

    Theophrastos Sakellaridis’ masterwork Perouzé will be presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. It originally premiered on 9 August 1911 at the Olympia Theatre. A smashing success, it ran for two seasons and was performed throughout Greece. Perouzé was last presented in 1950 at the Greek National Opera. The opera’s…

  • Jan Vogler Bill Murray Athens Epidaurus Festival

    NEW WORLDS with Bill Murray & Jan Vogler at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    Where: 19 June 2018
    Where: Bill Murray like you’ve never seen him before

    Actor Bill Murray met German cellist Jan Vogler on a trans-Atlantic flight. The two immediately struck a friendship. Being interested in each other’s artistic work, they came up with a joint project. New Worlds is a performance bridging the artistic legacy of America and Europe, highlighting the fundamental values of American literature and music. A fascinating…

  • Ejekt Festival Athens Nick Cave

    EJEKT FESTIVAL ATHENS featuring Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Where: Plateia Nerou
    When: 23 June 2018
    Why Go: For the best in alternative and electronic music

    The Ejekt Festival returns for its 13th year at Athens’ Plateia Nerou by the sea, bringing together the best in alternative and electronic based music. This year will see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Wolf Alice and the Editors perform on Day 1 of the festival on 23rd June. More to be announced soon….

  • Sting Acropolis Odeon Herodes Athens

    STING LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 22 & 23 June 2018 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT)
    Why Go: Don’t miss the concert of the year in Athens

    Sting will perform two concerts as part the annual Athens and Epidaurus Festival in what will be one of the most memorable concerts held at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an iconic venue more than 1800 years old, that lies beneath the slopes of the Acropolis. THIS CONCERT HAS NOW SOLD OUT – Find Out…

  • Summer Nostos Niarchos Center Athens

    SUMMER NOSTOS FESTIVAL at the Stavros Niarchos Center

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
    When: 17 - 24 June 2018
    Why Go: For a packed program ideal for the whole family

    The Summer Nostos Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), is an arts, sports and education festival that is open to the public free of charge. Music, dance, sports, arts and architecture discussions, screenings and programs for children and families are combined for an entire week in June as part of a multi-faceted…

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Odeon Athens Festival

    TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA live at the Odeon Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 27 June 2018
    Why Go: Hear one of the leading orchestras in the world performs at an iconic venue

    The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will be conducted by the award-winning conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev as they play the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens. Having collaborated with some of the greatest musicians and companies in the world (chief conductor of Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra between 1997-2006, La Scala, Opernhaus Zürich), Fedoseyev is the heart and soul…

  • Armonia Atenea Joseph Calleja Odeon Herodes Athens

    JOSEPH CALLEJA – WORKS BY VERDI & MASSENET at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 29 June 2018
    Why Go: An enchanting evening of opera beneath the glow of the Acropolis

    Joseph Calleja and Ramón Tebar, two young opera artists with an international following join forces with Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra to perform works by Verdi and Massenet at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Calleja, one of the most popular tenors…

  • London Philharmonia Orchestra Odeon Herodes Athens

    LONDON PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA perform Beethoven’s Symphony no.3 at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 2 July 2018
    Why Go: Hear one of the world’s greatest orchestras perform

    London based Philharmonia Orchestra returns to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus to perform Beethoven’s Symphony no.3, along with excerpts from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung led by award winning Finnish conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen and joined by American soprano Michelle DeYoung. ABOUT Founded in 1945, the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra is considered one of the world’s greatest orchestras, thanks to…

  • CALEXICO live at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 3 July 2018
    Why Go: See this Tex-Mex, indie rock band perform LIVE

    Calexico have gathered fans from all over the world. This hugely popular band will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for the very first time, presenting some of their biggest hits (“Stray,” “Falling from the sky,” “Crystal Frontier,” “Missing,” “Splitter”), along with songs from their newest, album, “The Threat that Keeps Us”, that was released…

  • Nana Mouskouri Athens Epidaurus Festival Odeon

    NANA MOUSKOURI live at the Odeon Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 5 July 2018
    Why Go: See this legendary artist LIVE beneath the Acropolis

    Nana Mouskouri began her singing career in Greece over 60 years ago and went on to become a world-famous star. The artist has given over 10,000 performances at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and Teatro Monumental in Chile. This…

  • ANTIGONE Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    ANTIGONE at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    Where: 11 July 2018
    Where: See an ancient Greek tragedy on an ancient Greek stage

    Co-directors Emilios Chilakis and Manolis Dounias delve into Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Antigone on stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. A play that has become emblematic of resistance to power, Antigone examines young Antigone’s fatal decision to bury her dead brother, Polynices, in violation of the king’s rules. The ten roles of…

  • Daphnis Chloe Odeon Herodes Athens Festival

    DAPHNIS & CHLOE by Orestis Laskos | Screening at the Odeon Herodes

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 16 July 2018
    Why Go: A rare opportunity to see this classic Greek film beneath the Acropolis

    A screening of the early Greek film Daphnis and Chloe (1931), restored by the Greek Film Archive, with original music by Filippos Tsalahouris, will appear at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. The plot revolves around a pastoral romance between Daphnis and Chloe. The original, silent version of the…

  • Nigel Kennedy Odeon Herodes Athens Epidaurus

    NIGEL KENNEDY – ‘Bach Meets Kennedy meets Gershwin’

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 17 July 2018
    Why Go: See this legendary violinist LIVE at the Acropolis

    Nigel Kennedy, one of the top violinists in the world and the best-selling violinist in the history of music presents his concert, ‘Bach meets Kennedy meets Gershwin’ live at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Discovered by the great American-born violinist and conductor, Yehudi Menuhin, his recording of Vivaldi’s…

  • CARMEN at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 27, 28, 29, 31 July 2018
    Why Go: See a modernised version of this classic opera

    Symbolizing love and liberty, the most popular opera in the French repertoire, Carmen, is brought back to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for this years Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Presented by the Greek National Opera, the four night season in July 2018 is directed by acclaimed British director, Steven Langridge who is currently artistic director of the…

  • Bill Murray Jan Vogler Athens Epidaurus Festival

    ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2018

    Where: Various venues around Athens & Epidaurus
    When: 1st June – 18 August 2018
    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 Odeon Herodes Atticus and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus…

  • Emperor HADRIAN ATHENS National Archaeological Museum

    HADRIAN & ATHENS at the National Archaeological Museum

    Where: National Archaeological Museum
    When: On now through Nov 2018
    Why Go: See rare exhibits of the Roman Emperor Hadrian

    The National Archaeological Museum along with the Italian Archaeological School present ‘Hadrian and Athens, conversing with an Ideal World’ that marks 1900 years since the Roman Emperor Hadrian began his reign in 117AD. All of the 40 exhibits featured come from the National Archaeological Museum’s collections and gives visitors a unique opportunity to view exhibits…