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.
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS
MELINA ASLANIDOU + MICHALIS HATZIGIANNIS
Saturdays – 30 November, 7 December and 14 December
Known for her “entehna” music that combines orchestral elements with folk and pop sounds, Melina Aslanidou will perform alongside Cypriot born pop artist Michalis Hatzigiannis, who is heralded for his original singer/songwriter formats.
When: Saturdays 30 November, 7 December and 14 December
Where: Hotel Ermou, 152 Ermou St, Gazi
For the taxi driver: Hotel Ερμού, Ερμού 152 Γκάζι
Tickets: Starts from 10:30pm | Reservations by phone: +30 211 800 6866
SAKIS ROUVAS + STELIOS ROKKOS + ELENA PAPARIZOU
Every Friday and Saturday night in November and December 2019
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 Saturdays throughout November/December 2019 (check with venue for Xmas/NYE dates)
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 November and December 2019
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 November and December (check with venue for Xmas/NYE dates)
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 night from 9 November 2019 onwards
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 in November and December (check with venue for Xmas/NYE dates)
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
STAVROS XARHAKOS – MUSICAL WORKS
2, 14, 23, 28 & 30 December 2019
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: 2, 14, 23, 28 & 30 December 2019
Where: Gazarte, 32-34 Voutadon Street, Gazi, Athens
Closest metro station: Kerameikos (Blue Line)
For the taxi driver: Gazarte, Βουτάδων 32-34, Γκάζι
Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here
Every Saturday night from 23 November to 31 December 2019
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 from 23 November to 31 December 2019
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
Every Friday & Saturday night in November and December
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
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
19 December 2019 & 23 January, 20 February 2020
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: 19 December 2019 & 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 from 6 December onwards
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 from 6 December onwards
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
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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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