Athens Festivals & Cultural Events

Greece has a large variety of cultural events. Some of them are held in outdoor areas in summer while most festivals in winter take place in the Concert Hall of Athens.

Cultural events

The Greek Festival
The Greek Festival takes place in various places of Athens (Herodes Atticus Theatre and normal theatres or cultural venues) and also in the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Little Theatre of Epidaurus. It offers a large range of performances: modern and ancient theatre, ballet, opera, jazz and classical music, dances, symphonic music and great singers and many other special events. The festival takes place from early June to late August.

International Jazz and Blue Festival
The International Jazz and Blues Festival takes place in Athens, in June, is welcomed by the theatre of Lycabettus. Lycabettus also welcomes every year many other events such as music, dances and theatrical performances from the national and international scene.

Rockwave Festival
The Rockwave Festival welcomes every summer in Athens international bands and musicians. It takes place in Malakasa, about 40 km north of Athens.

International Dancing Festival
The Athens International Dancing Festival aims to discover and promote new talents in dancing and choreography. It was first organized in 2003 and since then it is held every year.

Traditional Dancing Performances
Every year, from May to October, the Theatre of Dora Stratou presents performances of traditional Greek dances.

Video Art Festival
The Athens Video Art Festival started in 2005 and since then it attracts many fans of digital art. It is held in the cultural place of Technopolis, Gazi.