Greek Singers Athens Melina Hotel Ermou
Melina Aslanidou and Michalis Hatzigiannis at Hotel Ermou. Photograph: courtesy of Hotel Ermou

GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

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Where: Various locations around Athens
When: February & March 2020
Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE

Greek music lovers will be able to see their favourite singers at some of the city’s best “bouzoukia” and music venues around town.

Performances start late (such as 11:00pm or later) and finish even later (such as 3:00am). A night out at the bouzoukia is a high energy, flower throwing affair. If you want a seat and table, it’s best to book in advance. There is no age limit of who attends and you will see locals from 18 to 80 years depending on the artist.

Here’s our curated guide of Greek singers performing in Athens in the coming months.

Why Athens Tip: More performances will be announced in the weeks leading up to each month. Let us know when you’re coming to Athens by joining our mailing list here and we’ll keep you up to date each month as acts are announced.

 

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

 

SAKIS ROUVAS + STELIOS ROKKOS + ELENA PAPARIZOU

Every Friday and Saturday night in February 2020

Sakis Rouvas Rokkos Greek Singers Athens

Sakis Rouvas and Stelios Rokkos are performing together at Estate in Athens.

Greek pop singer, Sakis Rouvas teams up with singer/songwriter Stelios Rokkos for their second season together on the Athens circuit. They’re joined by Greek-Swedish singer Elena Paparizou to kick off the winter season at Estate Nightclub in Athens.

When: Friday and Saturday night in February

Where: Estate Athens, 3 Andronikou St, Gazi

For the taxi driver: Ανδρονίκου 3-5 & Πειραιώς, Γκάζι

Tickets: Starts from 11:00pm | Reservations by phone: +30 211 800 6866 or online here.

 

ANTONIS REMOS

12 February 2020 (One Night Only)

Greek Singers Athens Antonis Remos

Antonis Remos

Multi-platinum selling Greek singer Antonis Remos kicks off his tour of Greece performing in Athens at the Tae Kwon Do Stadium.

Remos, who has continuously topped the music charts in Greece over his 25-year career, has collaborated with many great international artists including, Julio Iglesias (Mykonos 2014), Gloria Gaynor (New York and Athens 2014), Dany Brillant (Mykonos 2015), Gipsy Kings (Mykonos 2016) among others.

Tickets: from 11.25 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 12 February 2020

Where: Tae Kwon Do Centre, Faliro

For the taxi driver: Ολυμπιακό Κέντρο Χειροσφαίρισης και Τάε Κβο Ντο

Pre-Sale Tickets: Available Online here

 

DIMITRA GALANI

14 &15 February 2020

Dimitra Galani Greek Singers Athens

Dimitra Galani

With a career spanning more than 40 years, popular Greek singer Dimitra Galani performs at the Megaron on Valentine’s Day presenting a musical programme dedicated to love. Her long-time collaborators will help her bring to light love songs of each era, through a novel approach of the Greek and the international repertoire.

With the participation of award-winning Greek-Brazilian composer and songwriter Katerina Polemi and talented composer Stathis Drakos (Minor Project) with special guest Paulina Voulgaraki.

Galani has worked with some of Greece’s best composers. Her music is considered Entehno, Greek New Wave and Laiko. Her enduring cross-generational appeal is based on her unique and disarming voice, inherent musicality, powerful stage presence.

Tickets: from 15 euros | Starts from 8:30pm

When: 14 & 15 February 2020

Where: Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Christos Lambrakis Hall, Vassilis Sofias Ave & Kokkali Streets

For the taxi driver: Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών, Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας & Κόκκαλη

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

MARINELLA

17 February 2020

Marinella Greek Singers Athens

Following previous sold-out shows, the Greek songstress Marinella will perform at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center for an additional night, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens.

Marinella is one of the most prolific Greek folk singers with a career spanning several decades. She has released 66 solo albums and has been featured on albums by other musicians. She is known locally as “The Great Lady of Song”.

Tickets: from 15 euros | Starts from 8:00pm

When: 14 & 15 February 2020

Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Evripidou & Doiranis St, Kallithea

For the taxi driver: Κέντρο Επισκεπτών του Κέντρου Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος, Ευριπίδου & Δοϊράνης, Καλλιθέα

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

GLYKERIA + MELINA KANA

Every Saturday & Sunday night throughout February until 1st March 2020

Glykeria Kana Greek Singers Athens

Greek singers Glykeria and Melina Kana.

Two powerful performers, Glykeria and Melina Kana meet on stage in a rare collaboration to perform popular songs from their extensive careers, as well as present a musical programme paying tribute to contemporary Thessaloniki artists Christos Nikolopoulos, Stavros Kougioumtzis, Manolis Rasoulis, among others.

Tickets: from 15 euros | Starts from 10:30pm Saturday, (7:00pm Sunday)

When: Every Saturday & Sunday night in February until 1st March

Where: Grammes Live, 111 Konstantinoupoleos, Keramikos

For the taxi driver: Γραμμές Live, Λεωφ. Κωνσταντινουπολεως 111, Αθήνα

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

VASILIS KARRAS + YIANNIS PLOUTARHOS

Every Friday and Saturday night in February/March 2020

Greek Singers Athens Karras Ploutarhos

Vasilis Karras and Yiannis Ploutarhos will perform together each weekend in Athens.

Join Vasilis Karras and Yiannis Ploutarhos for an electrifying performance of live Greek music. Karras and Ploutarhos are among Greece’s most popular artists with widespread appeal and numerous decades in the Greek music scene.

Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Starts from 11:00pm (until very late)

When: Every Friday & Saturday night in February

Where: Iera Odos Club, 18-20 Iera Odos, Athens

For the taxi driver: Ιερά Οδός, Ιερά οδός 18-20, Γκάζι

Pre-Sale Tickets: Reservations: +30 210 342 8272

 

ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI

6, 7 & 9 March 2020

Alkistis Protopsalti Greek Singers Athens

A perfect way of exploring the music and culture of Greece with the legendary performer Alkistis Protopsalti at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens over three nights in March. Protopsalti sings songs from the East and collaborates with Greek composer Andreas Katsiyannis and the Estudiantina Orchestra of Nea Ionia.

Tickets: from 25 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 6, 7 & 9 March 2020

Where: Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Christos Lambrakis Hall, Vassilis Sofias Ave & Kokkali Streets

For the taxi driver: Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών, Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας & Κόκκαλη

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI

7, 14, 21, 28 March & 4 April 2020

Greek Singers in Athens Arvanitaki

Since the start of her career, legendary Greek songstress Eleftheria Arvanitaki has set poetry to music, interpreting works by Sappho, Maria Polydouri, Kostas Karyotakis and others. She has collaborated with several great composers including Nikos Mamangakis and Ara Dinkjian. Her work has reached wide audiences in Greece and around the world through her unique voice and music. This March she presents songs from her latest album “The Great Journeys”.

Tickets: from 25 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 6, 7 & 9 March 2020

Where: Pireos 131 Club, Pireaus 131 Athens 118 54

For the taxi driver: Πειραιώς 131, Πειραιώς 131, Αθήνα 118 54

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

ANNA VISSI

Every Friday & Saturday night in February/March 2020

Anna Vissi Greek Singers in Athens

Anna Vissi, also known as the “ultimate Greek star” will return to Hotel Ermou in central Athens where she commands the stage each winter. With her band of talented musicians, Vissi will present a unique set list of her biggest hits and new compositions.

When: Every Friday & Saturday night In February/March | Starts from 10:30pm

Where: Hotel Ermou, 152 Ermou St, Gazi

For the taxi driver: Hotel Ερμού, Ερμού 152 Γκάζι

Tickets: Reservations by phone: +306941512990‬ or ‭+306944762122

 

STAVROS XARHAKOS – MUSICAL WORKS

Every Saturday night in February and March 2020

Xarhakos Greek Singers Athens

Stavros Xarhakos

Renowned Greek composer, Stavros Xarhakos leads a seven-member orchestra at the central stage of Gazarte.

A rare journey of sound and emotion from Xarhakos’ own musical works, along with select songs from other notable Greek composers including Manos Hatzidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Tsitsvas and Vasilis Tsitsanis.

Tickets: from 12 euros | Starts at 9:30pm (9pm Monday’s)

When: Every Saturday night in February and March 2020

Where: Gazarte, 32-34 Voutadon Street, Gazi, Athens

Closest metro station: Kerameikos (Blue Line)

For the taxi driver: Gazarte, Βουτάδων 32-34, Γκάζι

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

DIONYSIS SAVVOPOULOS

Every Saturday night in February 2020

DIONYSIS SAVVOPOULOS Greek Singers Athens

With a career spanning 50 years, prominent Greek singer and songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos will perform at the newly restored performance venue ‘The Alsos’. His repertoire for the evening is a collection of music from the time of Woodstock which influenced him over his long career. He will be accompanied by musicians Yiotis Kiourtsoglou and Stavros Latsias.

Tickets: Starts at 9:00pm

When: Every Saturday night in February 2020

Where: ALSOS Club, 4 Evelpidon, Kypseli

For the taxi driver: Το Άλσος, Ευελπίδων 4, Κυψέλη, Πεδίον του Άρεως

Pre-Sale Tickets: Reservations: +30 210 822 7471 or Online here

 

NOTIS SFAKIANAKIS

Every Friday & Saturday night in February 2020

Notis SFAKIANAKIS Greek Singers Athens

Notis Sfakianakis and Stamatis Gonidis, meet at the Votanikos nightclub. Panagiotis “Notis” Sfakianakis is a popular Greek folk singer and one of the most commercially successful artists in Greece. With a string of hit records throughout the 1990s, Stamatis Gonidis is heralded for his with powerful interpretations and performances of folk music.

Tickets: from 15 euros at the bar | Starts at 10:00pm

When: Every Friday & Saturday night in February 2020

Where: Votanikos Club, Iera Odos 72, Athens 104 47

For the taxi driver: Ο Βοτανικός, Ιερά Οδός 72 & Σπ. Πάτση

Pre-Sale Tickets: Reservations: +30 21 0347 3835 or Online here

 

PEGGY ZINA

Every Saturday and Sunday night in February 2020

Peggy Zina Greek Singers Athens Bouzoukia

Peggy Zina in concert. Photograph: courtesy of P.Zina/Angel Sou Photography

Popular Greek singer, Peggy Zina, is considered to be an important contemporary artist of the “laiko” genre. Zina has released more than 10 studio albums with nine platinum and two gold records and will perform solo at the Fos Nightclub in Athens each Saturday and Sunday evening in winter 2020.

Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Saturday night starts from 11:30pm and Sunday night from 9:00pm

When: Every Saturday and Sunday night in February 2020

Where: FOS Nightclub, Voutadon 6, Gazi 118 54

For the taxi driver: Το ΦΩΣ – Βουτάδων 6, Αθήνα – Γκάζι, 11854

Pre-Sale Tickets: Call the venue directly for reservations on +30 210 341 1306

 

KAITI GARBI & GEORGE SAMPANIS

Every Friday and Saturday night in February/March 2020

Kaiti Garbi Athens Greek Singers

Kaiti Garbi has spent more than 30 years at the top of the Greek music scene. Her extensive career is marked by several multi-platinum releases and a string of hit songs. She is heralded for her powerful musical interpretations and performances. She takes on a winter residency in Athens for the 2020 season with local favourite George Sampanis every Friday and Saturday evening.

Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Friday and Saturday night starts from 11:00pm

When: Every Friday and Saturday night in February/March 2020

Where: Enastron Nightclub, Pireos 188, Tavros 177 78, Greece

For the taxi driver: ΕΝΑΣΤΡΟΝ – Πειραιώς 178, Ταύρος Αττικής

Pre-Sale Tickets: Call the venue directly for reservations on +30 210 341 3550 or [email protected]

 

NATASSA THEODORIDOU + PETROS IAKOVIDIS

Friday & Saturday nights in February 2020

Natassa Theodoridou Greek Singers Athens I

Natassa Theodoridou, Petros Iakovidis and Christos Kyriazis. Photograph: courtesy of Teatro

Known as the only female Greek singer to have three platinum albums, Natassa Theodoridou has been placed among the 12 top-selling national singers, with 10 platinum and three gold albums. Her songs are considered contemporary “laika”. Theodoridou takes residency this winter at the Teatro Club in Kallithea, Athens along with Petros Iakovidis and Christos Kyriazis.

Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Friday night starts from 11:00pm

When: Every Friday & Saturday night in February 2020

Where: Teatro Music Hall, 26-28 Neptune Avenue, Kallithea 

For the taxi driver: TEATRO – Λεωφ. Ποσειδώνος 26, Αθήνα 176 74

Pre-Sale Tickets: Call the venue directly for reservations on +30 210 940 0726 or [email protected]

 

NATASSA BOFILIOU

20 February 2020

Greek Singers Athens Natassa Bofiliou

Greek singer Natassa Bofiliou. Photograph: Yiannis Margetousakis

The most dynamic trio in modern Greek music, Natassa Bofiliou, Gerasimos Evaggelatos and Themis Karamouratidis come together again to perform old and new songs from their much-loved albums including “En Lefko” and “Babel”.

Their unique orchestral and rhythmic sounds are full of depth and emotion, fusing together popular music from Greece, the Balkans with elements of jazz.

Tickets: from 12 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 20 February 2020

Where: Piraeus 117 Academy, 117 Pireos St, Athens

For the taxi driver: Πειραιώς 117, Αθήνα 118 54

Pre-Sale Tickets: Available Online here

 

ELENI VITALI + DIMITRIS VASIS

Every Saturday night in February & March 2020

Vitali Vasis Greek Singers Athens

Two renowned Greek performers, Eleni Vitali and Dimitris Basis, meet on stage for the first time, presenting a programme of modern and classic Greek songs that will take audiences through the whole spectrum of folk and artistic music.

Accompanied by an orchestra of ten musicians.

Tickets: from 13 euros | Starts from 10:30pm Saturday

When: Every Saturday in February & March 2020

Where: Gialino Music Theatre, 143 Leof. Andrea Siggrou, Nea Smirni

For the taxi driver: Γυάλινο Μουσικό Θεατρο, Λεωφ. Ανδρέα Συγγρού 143, Νέα Σμύρνη

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

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The Greek Singers you missed recently in Athens

YIANNIS PLOUTARCHOS & MELINA ASLANIDOU – Popular Greek singer and songwriter, Yiannis Ploutarchos drew huge crowds throughout the winter at the Fotaerio Nightclub in Gazi. Considered one of the most popular “laiko” singers of his generation, his deep voice is attributed to having a genuine “laiko” sound. Ploutarchos was joined on stage by Greek pop singer Melina Aslanidou.

NOTIS SFAKIANAKIS & KAITI GARBI Notis Sfakianakis and Kaiti Garbi, met at the AKROTIRI nightclub for summer performances along the coast of Athens. Panagiotis “Notis” Sfakianakis is a popular Greek folk singer and one of the most commercially successful artists in Greece. With a string of hit songs, Kaiti Garbi is heralded for her powerful musical interpretations and performances.

 

A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO GREEK MUSIC GENRES

LAIKA is urban folk music or Greek pop which makes up the majority of Greek mainstream music.

ENTEHNA contains orchestral elements combining Greek folk along with the more popular sounds of “Laika”.

REMBETIKA in simple terms is the Greek blues. It is traditional music of the late 19th century where the basic instruments are the bouzouki, Greek baglama and tzouras.

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