Acropolis Museum Events Gallery Slopes Athens

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.

  • Acropolis Museum Events Gallery Slopes Athens


    Where: Acropolis Museum
    When: On now - 31 August 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 – 10 October 2018
    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…

  • 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…

  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Athens


    Where: Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
    When: Throughout August 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…