There is a large variety of cultural events in Greece that are organized in Athens, other cities and the Greek islands.
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List of cultural festivalsAthens Epidaurus Festival
The Athens Epidaurus Greek Festival takes place every summer (from June to August) and includes various performances, like modern theatre, ancient drama, ballet, opera, jazz and classical music concerts and art exhibitions. The events take place in various theatres around Athens and in the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. In fact, the peak of this festival are the ancient drama performances that are displayed in summer weekends in Epidaurus.
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
The International Film Festival of Thessaloniki is one of the most important cultural events in Greece. It takes place every November and it works as a stand for new directors to present their work.
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The Rockwave Festival takes place every June and welcomes international bands and musicians. The rock concerts are presented in the Rockwave Scene in Malakasa, about 40 km north of Athens. The festival lasts for three days and concerts are performed all day long, from morning till midnight.
A yearly celebration since 1993, bringing together nationally and internationally acclaimed artists at Sani Halkidiki. Events, such as music concerts, dance performances and painting exhibitions, are held in different venues around the Sani Resort from July to September.
Megaro Gyzi Festival
Megaro Gyzi Festival takes place every August in Santorini island. It includes music concerts, performances, art exhibitions and lectures that take place in Megaro Gyzi Cultural Centre in Fira Santorini.
Naxos Festival takes place every July and August in Bazeos Tower, Naxos island. It includes musical concerts, theatre performances, art exhibitions, lectures and art workshops.
More Festivals in Greece
A large range of other cultural events and festivals take place all around Greece and the Greek islands. Most festivals are organized in summer.
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