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Best events in Athens

Athens ● 19 November 2016
 

   Athens is a metropolis that offers the locals as well as the visitors a huge variety of cultural events and festivals. Some of these events, like the Athens Festival, are unique not only in Greece but also in the whole world. After you read this article, you will definitely want to book a ticket to Athens in order to enjoy unforgettable cultural vacations.

The  Athens Greek Festival

The Athens Greek Festival takes place every summer from June to September, and it includes various performances, like theatre, music concerts, ballet, opera and art exhibitions. The peak of this festival are the performances of ancient drama, which are displayed in the Ancient Theater of Herodus Atticus in Athens and the Ancient Theater in Epidavros. In these theatres, you can see an ancient drama in the place it was born and displayed for the first time.

Ancient Theater of Herodus Atticus

The Rockwave Festival

The Rockwave Festival is organised every June in Malakasa, which is located about 35 km north of Athens. The duration of this festival is three days, and it welcomes rock musicians and bands from all over the world. The concerts last all day long, until midnight. The Rockwave Festival has hosted the show of many distinguished artists, like Leonard Cohen, Kylie Minogue, Patti Smith, Sting, Manu Chao, Robbie Williams and Metallica, and it is considered a leading festival in Eastern Europe.

The Jazz Festival in Technopolis

The Jazz Festival in Technopolis of Athens in Gazi, an area in a short distance from Acropolis, displays representative bands in this genre. If you are a fan of jazz, you should not miss it.

The Open-Air Film Festival

The Open-Air Film Festival shows film screenings in parks, pedestrian zones, squares and courtyards of museums in Athens without entrance fee. This is a summer memory that no visitor or even a local of Athens can forget.

The August Full Moon Festival

The August Full Moon Festival includes celebrations for the most impressive full moon of the year. Some archaeological places stay open at night, giving the visitors the opportunity to experience these mythical places under the moonlight. Some museums, like the Acropolis Museum, are also open at night without entrance fee. The tradition of free entrance in the museums and the archaeological sites after sunset on this special day began 20 years ago, in 1996, and it is a unique experience.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Rio Athens
7.7 10
Hotel Rio Athens
13, Odisseos str., Karaiskaki Square, 10436 Athens, Greece

Hotel Rio Athens is conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, just 1 km from Syntagma Square. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 36 km away, while the port of Piraeus is 10.4 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Maroussi
8.2 10
Hotel Maroussi
10, Olympias Str., Marousi, 15124 Athens, Greece

Hotel Maroussi is located in Maroussi region, just a 12-minute walk of Nerantziotissa Metro and Suburban Railway Station. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 26 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Olympion
8.6 10
Olympion
10, Lorentzou Mavili str., Acharnes, 13671 Athens, Greece

Located 100 m from the suburban station of Kato Acharnes, connecting to Athens city centre. El. Venizelos International Airport is 35 km away from the hotel.


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