JENUFA Greek National Opera Athens Janáček

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.

  • JENUFA Greek National Opera Athens Janáček

    JENUFA by Leoš Janáček at the Greek National Opera

    Where: Stavros Niarchos Center (SNFCC)
    When: 14, 19, 21, 24, 27 Oct | 2 Nov 2018
    Why Go: See a profoundly moving opera

    The Greek National Opera presents Jenufa by Czech composer Leoš Janáček at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens this October. Considered one of the most important lyric works of the 20th century, Janáček’s Jenůfa tells the grim story of an infanticide in the Moravian country during the 19th century, where a stepmother kills the newborn…

  • ISABELLA ROSSELLINI Megaron Athens

    ISABELLA ROSSELLINI – LINK LINK CIRCUS at the Megaron

    Where: Megaron, Athens Concert Hall
    When: 20 October 2018
    Why Go: For a unique and comical look at the animal world

    The one woman show, ‘Link Link Circus’ comes to Athens as part of its world tour. Starring acclaimed Italian actress, Isabella Rosellini who explores the animal kingdom based on scientific research and through the lens of comedy. Rossellini portrays Aristotle, René Descartes, Charles Darwin among other characters, to explore what distinguishes animals from humans. This…

  • Jackie Chan Athens Kung Fu Warriors

    JACKIE CHAN’S KUNG FU WARRIORS come to Athens

    Where: Galatsi Olympic Hall
    When: 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2018
    Why Go: See Jackie Chan’s handpicked Kung Fu warriors

    Jackie Chan’s Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe from Beijing comes to Athens for an evening of heart-stopping artistry and athleticism. The 11 members of the Long Yun Troupe were hand-picked by the internationally renowned martial artist, actor, and film director Jackie Chan . The troupe effortlessly meld elements of kung fu and traditional Chinese dance to create…

  • Parios Athens Events Whats on Greece

    ATHENS EVENTS – DECEMBER 2018

    Where: Various locations in Athens
    When: Throughout December 2018
    Why Go: For live music & theatre

    As the summer season comes to an end, the cultural agenda runs high as Athens returns to full swing after the summer vacation. From touring musicians, to home-grown talent, Athens presents a full and exciting event calendar of live music and theatre, at some of the best venues in the city during December. Shows for…

  • Nutcracker Athens Ballet Xmas

    THE NUTCRACKER by the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

    Where: Galatsi Olympic Hall, Athens
    When: 19 – 30 Dec 2018
    Why Go: A magical ballet for Christmas direct from Russia

    The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Russia returns this festive season in Athens with one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, The Nutcracker. Soloists from both the St Petersburg Ballet and the Mariinsky Theatre will lead the performance over two acts, accompanied by a 60-member Symphony Orchestra at the Galatsi Olympic Hall in northern Athens. The…