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Amazing open-air cinemas in Athens: watch a movie under the stars

Athens ● Plaka ● Thiseio ● 09 May 2017

Athens has warm weather and sunshine for many months during spring, summer and autumn, and the Athenians love to watch movies in open-air cinemas, under the stars, enjoying the breeze, drinking beer and having a great time. The movies in Greece are not dubbed; contrariwise, you can watch it in its original language with Greek subtitles. This is why you can spend a wonderful evening relaxing in an open-air cinema, with beer, pop-corn and souvlaki, in a garden, in a rooftop or by the sea. These are the best open-air cinemas in Athens, where you can watch a movie with 8€ per person, and some of them are included in the list with the best cinemas worldwide.

1. Cine Paris, Plaka

Cine Paris in Plaka is considered the best open-air cinema in the world according to the New York Times. On a rooftop literally beside Acropolis, during the film, you can turn your head on the left and admire Acropolis by night.

2. Dexameni, Kolonaki

Dexameni is located in the beautiful district of Kolonaki, under Lycabetttus hill. At a beautiful square full of trees, Dexameni is considered an elegant open-air cinema with cinefile movies.

3. Cine-Thisio, Thiseio

Cine-Thisio in Thiseio, in the famous pedestrian of Dionysiou Areopagitou, is the other open-air cinema in Athens Center, which is considered among the best cinemas in the world as CNN recommended it as the most beautiful cinema worldwide. From here, you have the best view of Acropolis, and you can after the movie drink or eat in one of the popular bars and restaurants of Thiseio.

Open air cinema

4. Aigli, Zappeion

Aigli is the cinema near Zappeion conference hall. It is a luxury open-air cinema, with a special balcony to dine during the film. The location is ideal, quiet, inside the park of Zappeion conference hall. You will have the feeling of being on an island.

5. Riviera, Exarchia

Riviera is located at the central square of Exarchia, the district near Kolonaki. Exarchia is an alternative, rock district, and so is the cinema. Inside a beautiful garden, Riviera hosts alternative, cinefile movies, like movies of Hitchcock films, and then, you can have a drink in one of the bars in Exarchia that have something different to offer.

6. Cine Floisvos, Faliro

Cine Floisvos is located at the beginning of Athens Riviera, in Faliro, literally by the sea. From the first rows, you can watch the film lying in a relaxing sunbed and feeling the breeze of the sea on your face.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Diethnes Hotel
8.4 10
Diethnes Hotel
52, Peoniou str.(Larissis Station), 104 40 Athens, Greece

Diethnes Hotel is located in Athens, just a 3-minute walk from Larissa Metro Station and Athens Railway Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 metro stops away.