GADJO DILO ‘Manouche de Grec’ at GazarteWhere: Gazarte in GaziWhen: 28 Feb, 14,28 March & 25 April 2020Why Go: To hear Gypsy Jazz music in Greek
Gadjo Dilo carry the magic of the Gypsy jazz tradition creating their own musical style ‘Manouche De Grec’. Following previous sold out performances around Athens, Gadjo Dilo will appear once again on Gazarte’s rooftop stage. Combining the musical genius of the legendary guitarist of gypsy swing, Django Reinhardt with the sounds of the Greek music…
GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENSWhere: Various locations around AthensWhen: February & March 2020Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE
Greek singers perform all around Greece throughout the year. For those wanting to experience the latest in the Greek music scene, there’s a legendary line up in store this month in Athens.
THE SWINGIN’ CATS at GazarteWhere: Gazarte in GaziWhen: 1 March 2020Why Go: A night of swing and rock n 'roll music
Greek retro swing band, The Swingin’ Cats return to Gazarte’s rooftop stage in Athens to perform a repertoire of swing and rock n ‘roll melodies. Panos Mouzourakis, Giannis Zouganelis, Sakis Boulas, Marietta Fafouti make up this ensemble who have spent nearly 10 years in the Greek music scene, with hundreds of appearances at venues and…
ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI live at the MegaronWhere: Megaron, Athens Concert HallWhen: 6, 7 & 9 March 2020Why Go: An evening of Greek music at its best
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. About Alkistis Protopsalti With a successful…
SCHUBERT SONATAS by pianist Elisabeth LeonskajaWhere: Megaron, Athens Concert HallWhen: 11 March 2020Why Go: See one of the most celebrated pianists of our time
A selection of Schubert’s sonatas will be performed by the grande dame of the piano, Elisabeth Leonskaja for three separate recitals at the Megaron concert hall in Athens. Elisabeth Leonskaja reveals the magic of Franz Schubert, the great Austrian musical genius. Her unparalleled interpretive sensitivity would surely have found a fan in Schubert, who would…
MALUMA LIVE IN ATHENSWhere: OACA - Olympic Indoor HallWhen: 11 March 2020Why Go: See this magnetic performer LIVE
Colombian superstar Maluma will perform in Athens for the first time, as part of his 2020 world tour. With his charismatic voice and explosive stage presence, Maluma has cemented himself in the heart of the world music scene, with countless sold-out concerts and collaborations with some of the music industry’s biggest names including, Madonna, Ricky…
TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCING at the Dora Stratou TheatreWhere: Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou HillWhen: 27 May to 20 September 2020Why Go: To see traditional Greek dance
Take in traditional Greek dancing at the 860 seat open-air Dora Stratou theatre located on Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis. Each performance includes over 75 dancers, musicians and folk singers with an authentic collection of over 2,000 costumes with traditional jewellery that is more than a century old. With each performance representing a different island…
ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2020Where: Various venues around Athens & EpidaurusWhen: 4 June to 15 August 2020Why Go: The ultimate line up of music, theatre & dance
The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is the city’s annual arts festival and a highlight of the Greek summer calendar. With a legacy that spans more than sixty years’, today it incorporates a full programme of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Performances at the two ancient theatres of the Odeon Herodes Atticus and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus are…
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.