YIANNIS MORALIS Benaki Museum Athens
Yiannis Moralis photographed in Paris 1963. Photograph: Nick Kessanlis/Moralis Archives

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.

  • YIANNIS MORALIS Benaki Museum Athens

    YIANNIS MORALIS RETROSPECTIVE at the Benaki Museum

    Where: Benaki Museum – Pireos Street Annexe
    When: On now to 10 February 2019
    Why Go: See works by one of Greece’s leading C20th artists

    The Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street Annex in Athens presents a retrospective exhibition of works by Yiannis Moralis (1916-2009), one of Greece’s leading 20th-century artists. Moralis was a pioneering painter, talented print-maker, gifted set designer and inspiring academic teacher. Through his paintings, sculptures, architectural commissions, record covers and book illustrations, the exhibition aims to shed light…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • NEOHELLENIC PAINTING Theocharakis Foundation Athens

    WOMEN IN NEOHELLENIC PAINTING

    Where: B & M Theocharakis Foundation, Syntagma
    When: On now – 3 February 2019
    Why Go: Perception of women through art

      See how Greek society’s view of women altered from the second half of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th in the latest exhibition, ‘Women in Neohellenic Painting’, on show now at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation. The exhibition explores the role of women in Greek society together with social stereotypes as depicted by…

  • CHRISTMAS CAROL National Theatre Greece

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL – based on the short story by Charles Dickens

    Where: National Theatre of Greece
    When: On now until 27 Jan 2019
    Why Go: See the magic of Xmas on stage

    The magic of Christmas comes to the National Theatre of Greece in Athens in a thrilling musical version of Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol by the dynamic young Greek director Giannis Moschos, who invites us into the world of dreams and imagination, revealing the true meaning of Christmas. Dickens’ most famous creation, Ebenezer Scrooge, is the…

  • WITCHES OF SMYRNA Pallas Theatre Athens

    WITCHES OF SMYRNA at the Pallas Theatre

    Where: Pallas Theatre, Athens
    When: On now until 30 January 2019
    Why Go: Step back in time to the bustling harbour of Smyrna of the 19th century

    The acclaimed Greek novel, Witches of Smyrna by Mara Meimaridi, is brought to stage at the Pallas Theatre in Athens, transporting audiences to the coast of Asia Minor in the late 19th century. A tale of magic and passionate love affairs unfold against the backdrop of Smyrna in 1887. The central character Katina is a smart…

  • ALEXANDER LAMONT HENDERSON Benaki Museum Athens Evzones

    ALEXANDER LAMONT HENDERSON, ‘HOLIDAY SNAPS’

    Where: Benaki Museum Ghika Gallery
    When: On now until 4 May 2019
    Why Go: See every day Athens captured during the 19th cent

    Holiday Snaps is a collection of photographs by distinguished photographer Alexander Lamont Henderson (1838-1907), on display at the Benaki Museum’s Ghika Gallery in Athens. The exhibition consists of photographs taken during Henderson’s visit to Greece in 1904. His camera did not follow the iconographic stereotypes of the time and disregarded the systematic recording of ancient…

  • Greek Singers Athens Alexiou Xarhakos

    GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

    Where: Various locations around Athens
    When: January & February 2019
    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.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci Athens 500 years

    LEONARDO DA VINCI – 500 years of Genius

    Where: Old ‘OSY’ depot, Gazi
    When: On now until 30 March 2019
    Why Go: For a unique journey in space and time

    A new and immersive exhibition, ‘Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius’ comes to Athens, allowing visitors to explore the life and work of this great artist and inventor, 500 years after his death. An emblematic building in central Athens will be transformed into the most complete presentation of Leonardo’s work. Masterpieces, inventions, codices,…

  • Acropolis Museum Forbidden City Qianlong

    Acropolis Museum – From the Forbidden City Exhibition

    Where: Acropolis Museum
    When: On now until 14 February 2019
    Why Go: See Chinese objects from the Qing Dynasty

    A rare exhibition, ‘From the Forbidden City: Imperial Apartments of Qianlong’, that explores China’s Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) is on display at the Acropolis Museum. Remarkable artefacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture from the 18th century, is presented to the public for the first time. One of the most renowned emperors in Chinese history,…

  • Simon Boccanegra Greek National Opera

    SIMON BOCCANEGRA at the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 January 2019
    Why Go: See Verdi’s powerful & tragic opera

    The Greek National Opera presents Simon Boccanegra in a Royal Opera House production in Athens, directed by Elijah Moshinsky. Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra is an opera with a prologue and three acts to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra by Antonio García Gutiérrez. The opera was written in…

  • Olympia Theatre Athens Concert

    EVENTS AT THE OLYMPIA THEATRE

    Where: Olympia Theatre
    When: January, February, March 2019
    Why Go: Hear music at an iconic venue

    The citizens of Athens have a newly revamped venue to call their own with the reopening of the Olympia Theatre, officially known as Olympia Municipal Music Theatre, Maria Callas. Housed inside the historic Olympia building that sits on Akadimias Street, it was home to the Greek National Opera (GNO) for more than 50 years. Left…

  • Grigoris Baloyiannis Hagiography Byzantine Museum

    HAGIOGRAPHY by Grigoris Baloyiannis

    Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum
    When: On now – 4 February 2019
    Why Go: Explore iconography by one of Greece’s great artists

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens presents, Grigoris Baloyiannis, Hagiographer, a new exhibition illuminating the artistic career of George Baloyiannis, one of Greece’s great hagiographers. Baloyiannis revived iconography with his new ideas in Byzantine themes. He adopted the broad style of the ‘Macedonian School’ with its bright and powerful colours. As a student and…

  • Parthenon Gallery Acropolis Museum Events

    EVENTS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

    Where: Acropolis Museum
    When: On now - 31 March 2019
    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 TOUR AND GALLERY TALK OF THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM Complimentary* guided tours every Friday evening at…

  • Alkistis Protopsalti Gazarte Athens Greek Singers

    ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI live at Gazarte

    Where: Gazarte in Athens
    When: On now until 11 February 2019
    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 on Monday and Friday night’s for January and February. Her five piece orchestra will accompany, along with up and coming supporting artist Yiannis Mathes. About Alkistis Protopsalti With a successful…

  • MOZARTS REQUIEM Megaron Athens

    MOZART’S REQUIEM by the Balthaser Neumann Choir

    Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
    When: 25 January 2019
    Why Go: Hear this classical masterpiece performed LIVE

    The Balthaser Neumann Choir and Ensemble with Thomas Hengelbrock comes to the Megaron in Athens to perform Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. Although left unfinished at the time of his death at the age of thirty, Mozart’s funeral mass has for centuries caused lavish rumours of murderous forebodings, particularly around the anonymous commissioner of the…

  • Stavros Niarchos Center Athens Christmas Ice Skating

    EVENTS at the Stavros Niarchos Center

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: Throughout January 2019
    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 since it hosted the Olympic Games. 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…

  • ALEXIOU XARHAKOS Gazarte Athens

    HARIS ALEXIOU & STAVROS XARHAKOS live on stage

    Where: Gazarte in Gazi
    When: On now until 3 February 2019
    Why Go: See a musical legend live on stage

    The legendary Haris Alexiou graces the stage at Gazarte in Athens, led by Greek composer and conductor Stavros Xarhakos, as she performs songs and music by George Zambetas. Alexiou who began in the Greek music scene in the 1970s, is considered one of the most popular and commercially successful singers in Greece. She has worked…

  • TONIGHT WE IMPROVISE National Theatre Greece

    TONIGHT WE IMPROVISE by Luigi Pirandello

    Where: National Theatre of Greece
    When: On now – 24 February 2019
    Why Go: See this classic play on stage

    The National Theatre of Greece in Athens presents Tonight We Improvise, a production based on a theme by Luigi Pirandello paired with music by Oscar-winning composer Manos Hadjidakis, with a new impetus by director Dimitris Mavrikios and conductor Nikos Kypourgos. Mavrikios, who has an in-depth knowledge of Pirandello’s works, brings the Sicilian dramatist work to life….

  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens

    HI-TECH INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

    Where: Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
    When: January & February 2019
    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,…

  • Crete Emerging Cities Cycladic Museum Athens

    CRETE. EMERGING CITIES: APTERA, ELEUTHERNA & KNOSSOS

    Where: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
    When: On now until 30 April 2019
    Why Go: See new artefacts from ancient Cretan cities

    Crete – Emerging Cities: Aptera, Eleutherna and Knossos is the latest exhibition presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. The exhibition outlines the life of three Cretan cities, Aptera, Eleutherna, and Knossos, from their founding and development, to their abandonment and rediscovery, through recent archaeological investigation and excavation. Approximately 500 artefacts dating from the…

  • Ice skating Megaron Athens

    ICE SKATING IN ATHENS

    Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
    When: On now until 31st January 2019
    Why Go: A great winter experience for the whole family

    Ice skating in Athens returns for the fourth consecutive year at the ice-skating rink at the Megaron. Spanning 350 square metres, the covered area makes it ideal to skate in all weather conditions. Qualified staff are on hand to assist and private lessons are also available. Suitable for all ages. A comfortable cafeteria overlooking the ice…

  • Hadrian Athens National Archaeological Museum

    HADRIAN & ATHENS at the National Archaeological Museum

    Where: National Archaeological Museum
    When: On now until 30 Nov 2019
    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…

  • Manu Dibango Gazarte Athens

    MANU DIBANGO live at Gazarte

    Where: Gazarte in Gazi
    When: 1 February 2019
    Why Go: Hear a legendary saxophonist LIVE

    Cameroonian musician and song-writer Manu Dibango will return to Gazarte’s stage in Athens for a night of acoustic groove and soul. Throughout his career, Dibango, who plays saxophone and vibraphone, successfully combined African, American, European and even techno sounds into his songs, putting his own stamp on jazz, funk and traditional Cameroonian music. After performing…

  • Swingin Cats Athens Gazarte

    THE SWINGIN’ CATS at Gazarte

    Where: Gazarte in Gazi
    When: 2 February 2019
    Why Go: A night of swing and rock n 'roll music

    Greek retro swing band, The Swingin’ Cats return to Gazarte’s rooftop stage in Athens to perform a repertoire of swing and rock n ‘roll melodies. Panos Mouzourakis, Giannis Zouganelis, Sakis Boulas, Marietta Fafouti make up this ensemble who have spent nearly 10 years in the Greek music scene, with hundreds of appearances at venues and…

  • Tangolovers Festival Athens Tango

    TANGOLOVERS Festival Athens

    Where: Various locations in Athens
    When: 31 January – 4 February 2019
    Why Go: To experience the magic and passion of tango

    The 5th TangoLovers Festival returns to Athens bringing leading dancers from the international tango circuit together, as they share the magic and passion of tango with the melodies of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Visitors can expect five days of dancing, theatre and workshops led by leading maestros from Argentina and Turkey. The festival ends with “Tango in Love……

  • Herrumbre Greek National Opera

    HERRUMBRE by the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 February 2019
    Why Go: See a modern choreography about the realities of war

    The modern choreography, Herrumbre by Spanish choreographer, Nacho Duato comes to the Stavros Niarchos Hall in Athens, as the first collaboration with the Greek National Opera (GNO) ballet. Duato’s Herrumbre (which means “rust” in Spanish) expresses the “rust” of the soul caused by the brutality of war, in this unique choreography that is also a statement…

  • TIMON OF ATHENS by Shakespeare & Middleton

    Where: National Theatre of Greece
    When: 7 February 2019 – 3 March 2019
    Why Go: See one of Shakespeare’s rare works on stage

    The National Theatre of Greece presents Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. A production by artistic director Stathis Livathinos who declares himself fascinated by this enigmatic play of inexhaustible mystery and one that is rarely performed. A challenging work about wealth, debt, friendship, flattery, wilful blindness, errors and delusions, generosity and ingratitude,…

  • MARISA MERZ Athens Bernier Gallery

    MARISA MERZ in Athens

    Where: Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Thissio
    When: On now – 14 February 2019
    Why Go: Admire the work of the only female artist affiliated to the radical 1960s Arte Povera

    Italian artist and sculptor, Μarisa Merz, the female protagonist of the Arte Povera movement, will present her work at the Bernier/Eliades gallery in Athens. Marisa Merz was the only woman to stand out from the radical Arte Povera movement of the 1960s. For many years she remained on the side-lines as the companion, and later…

  • EDITH PIAF Jil Aigrot Gazarte Athens

    EDITH PIAF THE SHOW with Jil Aigrot

    Where: Gazarte at Gazi
    When: 14 & 15 February 2019
    Why Go: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the music of Edith Piaf

    Jil Aigrot, the voice of Edith Piaf in the Oscar winning film ‘La Vie en Rose’, returns to Gazarte in Athens to present her unique interpretation of the passionate love songs of the legendary French vocal artist. The impressive audio-visual production ‘Edith Piaf the Show’ reveals Piaf’s stormy life, from a poverty stricken neighbourhood of…

  • Bill Laurance Athens Gazarte

    BILL LAURANCE live at Gazarte

    Where: Gazarte in Gazi
    When: 1 March 2019
    Why Go: Hear one of the great jazz artists of our time - LIVE

    The charismatic Bill Laurance presents tracks from his new album at Gazarte’s rooftop stage in Athens. Despite already holding three Grammy Awards, Bill Laurance seems determined to set his goals even higher. A founding member of the world renowned Snarky Puppy band, composer, orchestral organiser, producer and multi-instrumentalist, the 38 year old British artist blends…

  • Parios Athens Events Whats on Greece

    ATHENS EVENTS – March & April 2019

    Where: Various locations in Athens
    When: Throughout March & April 2019
    Why Go: For live music & theatre

    As winter draws to a close and spring is in the air, Athens is readying itself for its national day celebrations and the traditional orthodox Easter celebrations. A cultural agenda of events starts to move back outdoors towards April at some of the city’s best theatres, music stages and clubs. We’ll keep you up to…

  • Misanthrope Moliere National Theatre Greece

    THE MISANTHROPE by Molière

    Where: National Theatre of Greece
    When: 15 March 2019 – 26 May 2019
    Why Go: A dynamic version of Molière masterful work

    The National Theatre of Greece in Athens presents The Misanthrope by Molière, a production by the former artistic director of the Greek National Theatre, Yannis Houvardas, who gives us a version where anything can happen, and in Chrysa Prokopaki’s excellent new translation, words become lethal weapons in the mouths of the protagonists. The Misanthrope is one…

  • Greek Independence Day Athens Parade

    GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY in Athens

    Where: Syntagma Square & surrounding streets
    When: 25th March 2019
    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…

  • Elisabeth Leonskaja Megaron Athens

    SCHUBERT SONATAS by pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja

    Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
    When: 27 March 2019
    Why Go: See one of the most celebrated pianists of our time

    A selection of Schubert’s sonatas will be performed by the grand dame of the piano, Elisabeth Leonskaja for three separate recitals at the Megaron concert hall in Athens. Elisabeth Leonskaja reveals the magic of Franz Schubert, the great Austrian musical genius. Her unparalleled interpretive sensitivity would surely have found a fan in Schubert, who would…

  • THE MAN WHO LAUGHS National Theatre Greece

    THE MAN WHO LAUGHS by Victor Hugo

    Where: National Theatre of Greece
    When: 22 March 2019 – 26 May 2019
    Why Go: A night of theatrical storytelling

    The National Theatre of Greece presents The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, a political work and love story that becomes an examination of the excesses of power. The work is presented as a piece of musical theatre with original music by Thodoris Abazis (deputy artistic director) for a night of theatrical storytelling. ABOUT THE…

  • Athens Greece for Kids Greek Easter Monastiraki

    Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens

    Where: Throughout Athens
    When: Good Friday 26th April - Easter Monday 29th April 2019
    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…

  • LADY MACBETH MTSENSK GREEK NATIONAL OPERA

    LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK at Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
    When: 12, 15, 17, 19, 22 May 2019
    Why Go: See one of the most controversial operas from C20th Russia

    One of the most famous operas of the 20th century returns to the Greek National Opera after almost a quarter of a century. 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 became famous worldwide…

  • Athens and Epidaurus Festival Odeon Herodes Atticus

    ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2019

    Where: Various venues around Athens & Epidaurus
    When: 4th June – 10 August 2019
    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 the Odeon Herodes Atticus and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus are highlights…

  • Norma Odeon Herodes Athens Festival National Opera

    NORMA at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 4, 5, 7, 8 June 2019
    Why Go: See this tragic and powerful opera on an iconic stage

    Norma, returns to the stage of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens presented by the Greek National Opera (GNO) as part of the 2019 Athens and Epidaurus Festival. This opera, by Vincenzo Bellini, was one of the first to be presented in Athens as a newly formed state in 1837. In the GNO’s long…

  • IGGY POP Athens Release Festival

    IGGY POP live in Athens

    Where: Plateia Nerou, Athens
    When: 8 June 2019
    Why Go: See the real wild child of rock’n’roll

    Iggy Pop, the American performer also known as James Newell Osterberg Jr will perform live in Athens at day one of the Release Festival on the Faliro seafront in Athens in June. Iggy Pop has had an extensive career spanning more than five decades with his music crossing generations of rock lovers. He is known…

  • Release Athens Festival Nerou

    RELEASE ATHENS 2019 | Iggy Pop – New Order – Alice In Chains – Disturbed – Clutch – Manowar

    Where: Faliro Seafront
    When: Iggy Pop 8 June, Manowar 14 June, New Order 16 June, Clutch 19 June, Alice In Chains 24 June, Disturbed 30 June 2019
    Why Go: For a great line up of world music

    Release Athens will return for its fourth year, with Iggy Pop, the “Godfather of Punk” to headline day 1 (8 June), heavy metal band Manowar day 2 (14 June), British rock band New Order day 3 (16 June), US rock pioneers Clutch on day 4 (19 June), rock royalty Alice In Chains on day 5 (24 June) and…

  • New Order Athens Release Festival

    NEW ORDER live in Athens

    Where: Plateia Nerou, Athens
    When: 16 June 2019
    Why Go: To hear Blue Monday and more

    English rock band, New Order will headline day three of the Release Festival in Athens in June. Mixing their unique sound of post-punk rock with electronic and dance music, fans can expect all their favourite tracks including “Blue Monday” “The Perfect Kiss” and more. Current band members include Gillian Gilbert, Tom Chapman, Stephen Morris, Bernard…

  • Ancient Epidaurus Theatre Tickets Athens Festival

    ANCIENT EPIDAURUS THEATRE PROGRAMME & TICKETS

    Where: Palea Epidaurus in Argolis
    When: 21 June - 20 August 2019
    Why Go: To experience a live performance & perfect acoustics at this ancient theatre

    As part of the annual Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Epidaurus theatres come alive with the works of great Greek playwrights such as Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles and more. These three ancient sites welcomed more than 90,000 theatre-goers last year, across eight weekends in summer and is an absolute highlight to experience a midsummer production at these…

  • Alice in Chains Athens Release Festival

    ALICE IN CHAINS live in Athens

    Where: Plateia Nerou, Athens
    When: 24 June 2019
    Why Go: See one of the great vocalists of our time

    American rock band, Alice in Chains joins day five of the Release Festival in Athens this June. Formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, the band fuses grunge with heavy metal music. Cantrell, one of the greatest living vocalists and guitarists, continues to vigorously declare his presence on record and on…

  • Cure Ejekt Festival Athens

    EJEKT FESTIVAL ATHENS featuring THE CURE

    Where: Plateia Nerou
    When: 17 July 2019
    Why Go: For the best in alternative and electronic music

    The Ejekt Festival returns for its 15th year at Athens’ Plateia Nerou by the sea, bringing together the world’s best in alternative and electronic based music. 2019 is promising to be one of the biggest ever with British rock band The Cure headlining Day 1 of the festival on 17th July. The two day festival…

  • LA TRAVIATA Odeon Herodes Athens Festival National Opera

    LA TRAVIATA at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 27, 28, 30, 31 July 2019
    Why Go: To see one of Verdi’s great operatic masterpieces

    La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens this July presented by the Greek National Opera (GNO) as part of the 2019 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 who…

  • Eros Ramazzotti Athens Concert

    EROS RAMAZZOTTI live in Athens

    Where: Tae Kwon Do Stadium, Faliro
    When: 27 September 2019
    Why Go: See the Italian superstar LIVE

    Italian popstar, Eros Ramazzotti comes to Athens as part of his 2019 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…