Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown | Onassis Cultural CenterWhere: Onassis Cultural CenterWhen: On now – 14 January 2018Why Go: Explores science fiction's influence on contemporary culture
The exhibition, which ran earlier this year in London, has now arrived at the Onassis Cultural Center (OCC) in Athens. Joining forces with London’s Barbican Centre, Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown explores science fiction’s long-standing influence on contemporary culture. From Jules Verne and Jonathan Swift to Star Wars and Ex Machina, visitors will embark on a journey…
‘REMEMBERED LIGHT’ by Sally Mann at Gagosian AthensWhere: Gagosian Gallery AthensWhen: On now – 20 January 2018Why Go: See the work of one of America’s best photographers
Gagosian is pleased to present “Remembered Light,” Sally Mann’s first exhibition in Athens. Mann is known for her images of intimate and familiar subjects rendered both sublime and disquieting: children, landscape, family, and mortality. In previous projects, she explored relationships between parent and child, husband and wife, brother and sister, nature and history. In this…
GEORGE SEFERIS a tribute exhibitionWhere: B & M Theocharakis Foundation, SyntagmaWhen: On now until 21 January 2018Why Go: Learn more about this legendary Greek poet
Discover the work of Greek poet George Seferis through this latest exhibition ‘When the Light Dances I speak Freely’ presented by the B & M Theocharakis Foundation. ‘WHEN THE LIGHT DANCES I SPEAK FREELY’ Through painting, photography and sculpture the exhibition includes the work of 40 notable Greek artists who were inspired by the poetry…
FACE FORWARD at National Museum of Contemporary Art EMSTWhere: National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)When: On now – 31 Jan 2018Why Go: Insights into the personal stories of refugees and asylum-seekers living in Athens
Face Forward …into my home is an interactive art project focused on the stories of people who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding their life in Greece. It includes storytelling workshops inspired by a selection of contemporary artworks from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). Face Forward …into my home introduces the…
MIKE KELLEY: FORTRESS OF SOLITUDEWhere: Museum of Cycladic ArtWhen: On now – 25 February 2018Why 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…
VAN GOGH ALIVE ATHENS – a multimedia exhibitionWhere: MegaronWhen: 7 November – 4 March 2018Why 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…
ODYSSEYS at the National Archaeological MuseumWhere: National Archaeological MuseumWhen: On now - 25th March 2018Why 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.
MONEY – Tangible symbols in Ancient GreeceWhere: Museum of Cycladic ArtWhen: 2 November – 15 April 2018Why 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…
EVENTS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUMWhere: Acropolis MuseumWhen: On now - 31st December 2017Why 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…
HADRIAN & ATHENS at the National Archaeological MuseumWhere: National Archaeological MuseumWhen: On now through Nov 2018Why 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…
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.