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: January & February 2020
Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE

Experience the authentic atmosphere of live music in Greece as the new season of indoor concerts and clubs around Athens begin for the winter. 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.

 

JANUARY 2020 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

 

SAKIS ROUVAS + STELIOS ROKKOS + ELENA PAPARIZOU

Every Friday and Saturday night in January 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 nights in January

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.

 

VASILIS KARRAS + YIANNIS PLOUTARHOS

Every Friday and Saturday night in January 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 January

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

 

YIANNIS PARIOS + SOPHIA PAPAZOGLOU

Every Saturday and Sunday in January 2020

Greek Singers Athens Yiannis Parios

Yiannis Parios performing at Baraonda Music Hall. Photograph: courtesy of the venue

Yiannis Parios, the legend of the Greek music scene performs his favourite love songs alongside emerging artist Sophia Papazoglou every Saturday and Sunday evening at the cabaret style, Baraonda Club in Athens. Parios is known and loved across the world for his ballads with a successful music career spanning more than 40 years.

Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Saturday night starts from 10:00pm and Sunday night from 7:00pm

When: Every Saturday and Sunday night

Where: Baraonda Music Hall, Tsocha 43, Athens 115 21

For the taxi driver: Αναστασίου Τσόχα 43, Αθήνα 115 21

Pre-Sale Tickets: Call the venue directly for reservations on +30 210 644 4308 or +30 210 644 1778

 

ANNA VISSI

Every Friday and Saturday night in January 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 | Starts from 10:30pm

Where: Hotel Ermou, 152 Ermou St, Gazi

For the taxi driver: Hotel Ερμού, Ερμού 152 Γκάζι

Tickets: Reservations by phone: +30 211 800 6866

 

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 January and 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 January and 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 January 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

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 January 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 January

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 January 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 January 

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 January 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 January

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

23 January & 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: 23 January, 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

 

PYX LAX – Philippos Pliatsikas & Babis Stokas

Every Friday & Saturday night in January 2020

Pyx Lax Greek Singers Athens

Greek rock band Pyx Lax will perform in Athens’ newest nightclub opening in Plaka, following their successful reunion tour. Originally formed in 1989 (disbanded in 2004) they released their first recording in 1990, to critical and commercial acclaim. They will perform their greatest hits.

Tickets: from 15 euros | Starts at 10:30pm

When: Every Friday & Saturday night

Where: Lysiou Road nightclub, 22 Mnisikleous & Lysiou St, Plaka

For the taxi driver: Οδός Λυσίου, Λυσίου και Μνησικλέους 22, Πλάκα

Pre-Sale Tickets: Available at the door or by phone reservation: +30 210 3235318

 

COMING SOON THIS WINTER

(Start dates will be announced shortly)

Antonis Remos

Anna Vissi

Despina Vandi

Natassa Theodoridou

Peggy Zina

 

 

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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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