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  • 1. Athens and Epidaurus Festival

    Festivals

    The city's primary artistic event (formerly known as the Hellenic Festival) runs from June through August at over 50 venues, from ancient sites...Read More

  • 2. Cine Paris

    Plaka | Film

    This rooftop-garden movie theater, which offers Dolby Digital sound, is the oldest (dating from 1920) and most romantic in Athens. It's located...Read More

  • 3. Cine Thisio

    Thissio | Film

    Films at this open-air theater, among the oldest in Athens (dating from 1935), comes complete with a view of the Acropolis. It's on the Unification...Read More

  • 4. Dora Stratou Dance Theater

    Filopappou | Dance

    The country's leading folk dance company performs exhilarating and sublime Greek folk dances (from all regions) in eye-catching, authentic costumes...Read More

  • 5. Megaron Mousikis/Athens Concert Hall

    Ilisia | Dance

    World-class Greek and international artists take the stage at the Megaron Mousikis to perform in concerts and opera from September through June...Read More

  • 6. Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA)

    Maroussi | Concerts

    Big acts fill the main Athens 2004 Games arena with music. Lady Gaga, Rolling Stones, and Madonna have performed here—the latter actually holds...Read More

  • 7. Badminton Theater

    Goudhi | Concerts

    This state-of-the-art performance center specializes in slick song-and-dance acts from around the world, occasionally geared towards children...Read More

  • 8. Ejekt Festival

    Festivals

    The Ejekt Festival, which brings together pop, rock, and electronica bands, usually takes place every June in one of the Olympic venues in the...Read More

  • 9. Festival Vrahon "In the Shadow of the Rocks"

    Festivals

    Performances by well-known Greek performers and ancient Greek theater classics are staged in an attractively remodeled old quarry, now known...Read More

  • 10. Lycabettus Theater

    Kolonaki | Concerts

    The specialty of this theater (capacity: 5,000), set on a pinnacle of Mt. Lycabettus, is popular concerts; past performers have included Bryan...Read More

  • 11. Onassis Cultural Centre

    Neos Kosmos | Arts Centers

    The Onassis Cultural Centre hosts events from across the whole spectrum of the arts, mainly in their highly contemporary version, from theater...Read More

  • 12. Philippos Nakas Conservatory

    Exarcheia | Concerts

    Inexpensive classical or jazz music concerts are held throughout the year at this conservatory. Tickets cost about €12. ...Read More

  • 13. Public

    Syntagma | Tickets

    You can buy tickets for popular concerts and performing arts events at this electronics store chain with convenient locations in Central Athens. ...Read More

  • 14. Romantso

    Omonia Sq. | Arts Centers

    An alternative cultural center located in a 1960s concrete block that used to be a printing plant for popular magazine Romantso. Come here...Read More

  • 15. Ticket House

    Kolonaki | Tickets

    Like Ticketmaster in the United States, Ticket House sells all sorts of performing arts and popular music concert tickets. ...Read More

  • 16. Attikon Cinemax Class

    Syntagma | Film

    With its old-fashioned red-velvet and gold-trim embellishments, huge crystal chandelier, wide screen, enormous seats, and central location,...Read More

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