Nightlife & the Arts in Athens


Athens Nightlife

From ancient Greek tragedies in quarried amphitheaters to the chicest dance clubs, Athens rocks at night. Several of the former industrial districts are enjoying a renaissance, and large spaces have filled up with galleries, restaurants, and theaters—providing one-stop shopping for an evening's entertainment. The Greek weekly Athinorama covers current performances, gallery openings, and films, as do the English-language newspapers Athens News (published Friday), and Kathimerini, inserted in the International Herald Tribune (available Monday through Saturday). The monthly English-language magazine Insider has features and listings on entertainment in Athens, with a focus on the arts. Odyssey, a glossy bimonthly magazine, also publishes an annual summer guide in late June, sold at newsstands around Athens with the season's top performances and exhibitions. You can also “tune in” to the regular English reports on municipal station Athens International Web Radio for what's happening around town; click for Athens International Radio on their Web site (

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