Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens Epidaurus Festival Crowds
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus during the Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Photo: Athens Festival/Stefanos

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.

  • Odeon Herodes Atticus Athens Epidaurus Festival Crowds

    ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL 2024

    Where: Various venues around Athens & Epidaurus
    When: 1 June 2024 to 24 August 2024
    Why 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…

  • COLDPLAY Live in Athens

    Where: Olympic Stadium O.A.K.A
    When: 8 & 9 June 2024
    Why Go: See this iconic band LIVE in 2024!

    The incredible Coldplay will be bringing their electrifying energy to Athens in 2024 for an unforgettable concert experience at the Olympic Stadium for two nights only. Following the huge success of their sold out 2023 summer tour, Coldplay have announced a third run of European dates as part of their record breaking Music Of The Spheres World Tour . Formed in London in 1996,…

  • Sting Acropolis Odeon Herodes Athens

    STING LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 5 & 6 July 2024
    Why Go: Don’t miss the concert of the year in Athens

    Sting will perform as part of the 2024 Athens and Epidaurus Festival in what will be one of the most memorable concerts held at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an iconic venue more than 1800 years old, that lies beneath the slopes of the Acropolis. Performing on this majestic stage on 5 and 6 July…

  • Carreras Domingo Athens Concert

    JOSE CARRERAS & PLACIDO DOMINGO LIVE

    Where: Panathenaic Stadium
    When: 10 July 2024
    Why Go: See these two legendary tenors live

    José Carreras and Plácido Domingo come together for a performance not to be missed at the iconic Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. These two legendary tenors will perform timeless arias and duets from some of the most loved operas, musical theatre productions along with Broadway’s greatest hits. Domingo and Carreras made history in the 90s, but…

  • Ancient Epidaurus Theatre Tickets Athens Festival

    ANCIENT EPIDAURUS THEATRE PROGRAMME & TICKETS

    Where: Palea Epidaurus in Argolis
    When: 5 July – 24 August 2024
    Why Go: To experience a live performance & perfect acoustics at this ancient theatre

    As part of the annual Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the ancient stage of Epidaurus comes alive with the works from great Greek playwrights such as Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and more. It is a highlight of the festival to experience a midsummer production at this iconic venue. The famous ancient theatre of Epidaurus was constructed in…

  • La Traviata Athens Festival Odeon Herodes

    LA TRAVIATA at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
    When: 27, 28, 30, 31 July 2024
    Why Go: To see one of Verdi’s great operatic masterpieces

    Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata will perform on the iconic stage of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, presented by the Greek National Opera (GNO) as part of the 2024 Athens and Epidaurus Festival. This tragic love story, with its much-loved arias and duets, will be directed by the GNO’s choreographer and artistic director, Konstantinos Rigos…