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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.

  • Luz Casal Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    LUZ CASAL at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 20 September 2018
    Why Go: A night capturing passion, love and life

    Spanish pop singer Luz Casal will perform many of her greatest hits at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, for a magical evening beneath the shadow of the Acropolis. Accompanied by an orchestra of soloists, Casal will sing her popular songs including “Piensa en mi” and “Un ano de amor” from the famous film…

  • Acropolis Museum Events Gallery Slopes Athens

    EVENTS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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

    The Acropolis Museum holds special events throughout the summer to enhance your experience of visiting the museum. Free guided tours, musical interludes and important archaeological artefacts on display on a temporary basis. See what’s on this month. FREE GUIDED TOURS Complimentary* guided tours every Friday evening at 6:00pm (in English) led by an archaeologist who…

  • Classic Rock Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    CLASSIC ROCK at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 21 September 2018
    Why Go: An unforgettable evening of legendary Rock music beneath the Acropolis

    Following sold out performances last year, Classic Rock returns for a second instalment at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in September. The Athens State Orchestra together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague will perform songs by Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple and more. Special guests include John Lees’ English rock…

  • National Observatory of Athens Why Athens City Guide

    ASTRONOMY TOURS at the National Observatory of Athens

    Where: National Observatory of Athens
    When: Various dates in September 2018
    Why Go: Take in the wonders of the Athenian sky by night with the Doridis telescope

    The visitors centre of the National Observatory of Athens will be conducting evening tours in English on dates throughout September offering the public the opportunity to peer through the 8 metre dome of the Doridis telescope, to enjoy the Athenian sky from the Hill of the Nymphs, opposite the Acropolis. The Doridis refracting telescope was…

  • Stavros Niarchos Center Athens Events Canal

    EVENTS at the Stavros Niarchos Center

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: Throughout September 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…

  • Music Outdoors Megaron Athens Concert

    MUSIC OUTDOORS at the Megaron in Athens

    Where: Megaron gardens
    When: 13, 14, 21 & 22 September 2018
    Why Go: To enjoy great music outdoors

    Enjoy music outdoors by moonlight, in true Athenian style at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall as it upholds its summer tradition of transforming its surrounding gardens into an outdoor concert venue. Expect classical music from young orchestras, jazz and world music by prominent performers along with Greek and foreign pop. Tickets at the door or…

  • Dora Stratou Traditional Greek dancing

    TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCING at the Dora Stratou Theatre

    Where: Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou Hill
    When: On now – 23rd September 2018
    Why Go: To see traditional Greek dance

    Take in traditional Greek dancing at the 800 seat open air Dora Stratou theatre located on Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis. Each performance includes over 75 dancers, musicians and folk singers with an authentic collection of over 2,000 costumes with traditional jewellery that is more than a century old. With each performance representing a different…

  • Giannis Parios Greek Singers in Athens

    GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

    Where: Various locations around Athens
    When: September & October 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.

  • Dionysis Savvopoulos Athens Greek Singers

    DIONYSIS SAVVOPOULOS live at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 23 September 2018
    Why Go: Hear the music of this prolific Greek songwriter

    Legendary Greek singer and songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus alongside forty musicians and singers as part of a campaign against gynaecological cancer. Savvopoulos will be accompanied by Marina Satti and two emerging musical ensembles, Fonés and Chores and the Alkman Group. Find more events on in Athens.

  • Maria De Buenos Aires Athens Odeon

    MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES – Opera Tango at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 25 September 2018
    Why Go: Tango under the full moon

    Maria de Buenos Aires, a tango operetta performed in two parts, comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus beneath the glow of the full moon in Athens this September. World renowned for the music by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, this performance marks the first time the famous opera is conceived as a tango choreography. It…

  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens

    HI-TECH INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

    Where: Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
    When: Throughout September 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,…

  • George Condo Cycladic Museum Athens

    GEORGE CONDO at the Museum of Cycladic Art

    Where: Museum of Cycladic Art
    When: 8 June – 14 October 2018
    Why Go: Condo’s first major solo exhibition in Greece

    Within its contemporary art programme, the Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) is holding the exhibition George Condo at Cycladic. This will be the first major solo museum exhibition of the American artist George Condo in Greece. The exhibition includes painting, sculptures and drawings spanning his 40-year career and a catalogue will be published on its occasion. Condo…

  • Joan Leigh Fermor Photographs Benaki Museum

    JOAN LEIGH FERMOR – ‘Artist and Lover’ | Benaki Museum

    Where: Benaki Museum
    When: On now – 21 October 2018
    Why Go: See the photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor

    The Benaki Museum presents a collection of 148 photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor, the equally talented wife of the celebrated Irish travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Joan and Paddy Leigh Fermor were united in a pact of liberty – sharing their lives, mostly in Greece, as lovers and friends. As photographer and writer, they were…

  • Aspects of Beauty National Archaeological Museum Athens

    COUNTLESS ASPECTS OF BEAUTY, National Archaeological Museum

    Where: National Archaeological Museum
    When: On now – May 2019
    Why Go: Discover objects of beauty from antiquity

    The National Archaeological Museum in Athens presents ‘Countless Aspects of Beauty’, the final exhibition in a fascinating trilogy that showcases the institution’s impressive collections, on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. More than 300 artefacts, digital media and other displays explore human kind’s eternal quest for beauty and the need to surround ourselves with beautiful objects,…

  • Costas Varotsos Exhibition Theocharakis Foundation Athens

    COSTAS VAROTSOS latest works

    Where: B & M Theocharakis Foundation, Syntagma
    When: 27 August – 21 October 2018
    Why Go: See the work of a cutting-edge Greek artist

    Costas Varotsos has left his artistic stamp on urban spaces across Europe and the United States. As an established Greek sculptor, Varotsos is heralded for his masterful skill in working with the fragility of glass. His large glass sculpture of a running man (Dromeas) opposite the Hilton Hotel in Athens, has become a modern icon of…

  • Carlos Acosta Athens Odeon Herodes

    CARLOS ACOSTA – 30 years in dance at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 26 September 2018
    Why Go: See one of the greatest dancers of our time

    Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens this September, leading his 25 member ‘Acosta Danza’ group on stage. Celebrating his 30 years as a dancer, Acosta will be performing a selection of specially commissioned pieces along with other favourites in a premier programme, before appearing at the Royal Albert Hall…

  • 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…

  • Byzantium First Millenium Byzantine Museum Athens HS

    BYZANTIUM in the first millennium

    Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum
    When: On now – 10 October 2018
    Why Go: A closer look at Byzantium in the first millennium

    The exhibition ‘BYZANTIUM in the first millennium’ at the Byzantine and Christian Museum emphasizes the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD as an emblem of stability in a period of great uncertainty, conflicts and upheavals in the European world, as well as in the broader Mediterranean region. Through six thematic sections, visitors will…

  • ARLETA Tribute Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    TRIBUTE TO ARLETA at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 27 September 2018
    Why Go: Enjoy the music of Arleta

    Greek and international performers will meet on stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus to pay tribute to the late Greek musician Arleta. Arleta, who was hugely influential in the Greek music scene, was linked with the ‘Greek New Wave’ movement of the 1960s. An unconventional personality and artist, she was blessed with a unique…

  • NISSIM LEVIS photography Exhibition Jewish Museum

    NISSIM LEVIS photography exhibition at the Jewish Museum

    Where: Jewish Museum of Greece
    When: On now – 7 January 2019
    Why Go: Visual insights into life pre-WWII Greece

    Photographs taken by Dr Nissim Levistaken during the final years of Ottoman rule in Greece (1898-1913) to 1930 is the focus of the latest exhibition, “Through the Lens of Nissim Levis: A Family, an Era,” at the Jewish Museum of Greece, in Athens. The exhibition allows the visitor a glimpse into the life of a…

  • Eros Ramazzotti Athens Concert

    EROS RAMAZZOTTI live in Athens

    Where: Tae Kwon Do Stadium, Faliro
    When: 27 September 2018
    Why Go: See the Italian superstar LIVE

    Italian popstar, Eros Ramazzotti comes to Athens as part of his world tour, “Vita Ce N’è”. The tour coincides with the release of his new album later this year. Born in Rome, Ramazzotti has released 11 albums over his 30 year career, selling over 60 million copies. He has recorded duets with leading artists including,…

  • Tomb of Christ Byzantine Museum Athens Sepulchre V

    UNVEILING THE TOMB OF CHRIST at the Byzantine Museum

    Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum
    When: On now – 31 January 2019
    Why Go: A look inside the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

    Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the fascinating history of what many believe is the Tomb of Christ inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience. This new interactive exhibition at the Byzantine and Christian Museum presents the conservation and renovation done by scientists from the National Technical University of Athens…

  • Michel LeGrand Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    MICHEL LEGRAND at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 28 September 2018
    Why Go: For an evening of music beneath the Acropolis

    Award winning French composer and conductor, Michel Legrand will be joined by Greek singer, George Perris and the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra, for an enchanting evening of music at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus beneath the Acropolis in Athens. Legrand will lead the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra, accompanied by Greek singer and musician George Perris for a unique concert…

  • Makriyannis American School Athens ASCSA

    MAKRIYANNIS, ‘Vital Expression’ – American School of Classical Studies

    Where: American School of Classical Studies Athens
    When: On now – 29 September 2018
    Why Go: An emblematic exhibition

    In conjunction with the inauguration of the new wing of the Gennadius Library, the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA) presents ‘Ioannis Makriyannis: Vital Expression’ dedicated to the great fighter of Greece’s War of Independence who later became a politician and advocate of the Constitution under the first Governor of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias. Makriyannis…

  • George Dalaras Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    GEORGE DALARAS & IZMIR STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 29 September 2018
    Why Go: An iconic stage for an iconic performer

    George Dalaras and the İzmir State Symphony Orchestra will give a breathtaking concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens. Repeating the concert that was originally presented at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Hall in İzmir, as part of a cultural collaboration between the cities of İzmir and Nea Smyrni, the old and the new…

  • HATZIDAKIS Giacondas Smile Greek National Opera

    HATZIDAKIS’ Gioconda’s Smile by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 28-30 September 2018
    Why Go: Hear music by an iconic Greek composer

    Two emblematic works by celebrated Greek composer, Manos Hatzidakis will be presented by the Greek National Opera on the majestic stage of the Stavros Niarchos Hall. Gioconda’s Smile and Magnus Eroticus are two works released seven years apart and have defined not only Manos Hatzidakis’s, but also Greek culture. The album Gioconda’s Smile was recorded in 1965…

  • Paul Chan Cycladic Museum Athens

    PAUL CHAN – ODYSSEUS & THE BATHERS at the Cycladic

    Where: Museum of Cycladic Art
    When: 5 July – 14 October 2018
    Why Go: See kinetic sculptural works

    An exhibition of New York-based artist Paul Chan in Athens, guest-curated by Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham Contemporary. ‘Odysseus and the Bathers’ at the Museum of Cycladic Art presents a body of new and recent works, which the artist calls “breathers” and “bathers”. Each figure is composed of a fabric “body” designed by Chan and attached to…

  • Taste of Athens Niarchos Center

    TASTE OF ATHENS – Gastronomy festival at the Niarchos Center

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 27 – 30 September 2018
    Why Go: A day spent sampling Greek food & drink

    Four days of eating and drinking, Taste of Athens brings together the finest restaurants, chefs and leading food & drink brands, set in the beautiful grounds of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. From celebrity chef cooking demonstrations to wine masterclasses and mixology showrooms, Taste of Athens offers its guests a full range of experiences…

  • TOLIS VOSKOPOULOS Odeon Athens

    CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF TOLIS VOSKOPOULOS

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 30 September 2018
    Why Go: Enjoy the music of Voskopoulos

    Celebrating his 60 year career, music veteran Apostolis ‘Tolis’ Voskopoulos will perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, accompanied by two outstanding soloists, Manolis Karantinis on bouzouki and Thanasis Vassilopoulos on clarinet. Considered one of the most important singers in the history of Greek folk music, Voskopoulos recorded countless albums. As an actor, he…

  • TRAVELS TO EPIRUS Odeon ATHENS

    TRAVELS TO EPIRUS at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 3 October 2018
    Why Go: A unique musical performance

    A multi-faceted journey to Epirus comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in October underneath the Acropolis. Enjoy the musical traditions from ancient to Byzantine times accompanied by song, dance and theatrical performance, along with video projections that capture the beauty of the region from the ancient theatre of Dodoni and the sacred oracle, the…

  • Ecclesiazusae Odeon Herodes Athens

    ASSEMBLY OF WOMEN ‘Ecclesiazusae’ by Aristophanes

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 4 October 2018
    Why Go: See Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy

    As part of its national tour, Aristophanes’ The Assembly of Women (Ecclesiazusae) comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in October, directed by Alexandros Rigas. Written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes in 391 BCE, the play invents a scenario where the women of Athens assume control of the government and instate pseudo-communist reforms that ban…

  • Protopsalti Greek Singers Athens

    ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI at the Odeon Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 5 October 2018
    Why Go: A magical evening of Greek music beneath the Acropolis

    A perfect way of exploring the music and culture of Greece with the legendary performer Alkistis Protopsalti who comes to the iconic Odeon of Herodes Atticus in October. Protopsalti will perform a full programme of music in several languages; Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Armenian, English, French and of course Greek. She will be accompanied by MandolinARTe Night…

  • SACRIFICE OF ABRAHAM Odeon Athens

    SACRIFICE OF ABRAHAM by Vitsentzos Kornaros

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 7 October 2018
    Why Go: A masterpiece of Greek literature brought to life on stage

    The Sacrifice of Abraham by Vitsentzos Kornaros will be performed by prominent Greek actors, musicians and dancers at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens. The romantic poem was written circa. 16th century and is considered to be a masterpiece in Cretan literature by Kornaros, a leading figure in the Cretan Renaissance. Popular Greek actor,…

  • Boris Berezovsky Odeon Herodes Athens

    BORIS BEREZOVSKY at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 8 October 2018
    Why Go: Hear one of the world’s best pianist and orchestras at an iconic venue

    Enjoy masterpieces for piano and orchestra of the world’s most romantic repertoire in this unique symphony concert by Boris Berezovsky and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Warsaw, performing on the iconic stage of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Piano soloist and legendary Russian virtuoso Boris Berezovsky leads the musical programme, focusing on the work of…

  • STAMATIS SPANOUDAKIS Odeon Herodes Athens

    STAMATIS SPANOUDAKIS at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 9 October 2018
    Why Go: Enjoy the music of Spanoudakis

    Legendary classical composer, Stamatis Spanoudakis returns to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, accompanied by a string orchestra and choir, for an evening of music beneath the Acropolis. Throughout his career, Spanoudakis has recorded more than 60 albums and written numerous hit songs for film and major Greek singers. His music often fuses together rock, classical…

  • Spartacus Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens

    SPARTACUS by the Grigorovich Ballet at the Odeon

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 10 October 2018
    Why Go: See a legendary Russian ballet at an iconic odeon

    The Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Spartacus at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens for one night only in October. Featuring choreography by Yuri Nikolajevic Grigorovich with Bolshoi Theatre’s leading soloists. Spartacus remains one of the best known ballets in the Bolshoi’s repertoire and celebrates its 50th anniversary since its premiere. A ballet…

  • Swan Lake Megaron Athens Grigorivich

    SWAN LAKE by the Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia

    Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
    When: 12 – 17 October 2018
    Why Go: See one of Russia’s most beautiful ballet stories

    The Grigorovich Ballet Theatre of Russia will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic love story, Swan Lake, at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens. Known as one of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces, this choreography by Yuri Nikolajevic Grigorovich is considered one of the most demanding and beautiful choreographies in Russian ballet. Performed in two acts and four scenes,…

  • JENUFA Greek National Opera Athens Janáček

    JENUFA by Leoš Janáček at the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Center (SNFCC)
    When: 14, 19, 21, 24, 27 Oct | 2 Nov 2018
    Why Go: See a profoundly moving opera

    The Greek National Opera presents Jenufa by Czech composer Leoš Janáček at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens this October. Considered one of the most important lyric works of the 20th century, Janáček’s Jenůfa tells the grim story of an infanticide in the Moravian country during the 19th century, where a stepmother kills the newborn…

  • Athens Marathon Panathenaic Stadium

    ATHENS MARATHON – The authentic and original race

    Where: From Marathon to Athens
    When: 11 November 2018
    Why Go: Cheer on marathon runners from various vantage points

    The Athens Marathon celebrates its 36th year in 2018 with the annual race from the town of Marathon to Athens covering 42.195km’s. The finish line for the marathon will be held once again at the iconic Panathenaic Stadium with more than 50,000 runners expected from around the world to participate across 6 different events during…

  • Parios Athens Events Whats on Greece

    ATHENS EVENTS – OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

    Where: Various locations in Athens
    When: Throughout Oct & November 2018
    Why Go: For live music & theatre

    As the summer season comes to an end, the cultural agenda runs high as Athens returns to full swing after the summer vacation. From touring musicians, to home-grown talent, Athens presents a full and exciting event calendar of live music and theatre, at some of the best venues in the city during October and November….