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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.

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 Hellinis Hotel
7.9 10
Hellinis Hotel
177, Suggrou Ave., 17121 Athens, Greece

With a view of the Acropolis, this hotel is only 2.5 km away from Syntagma Square, the centre of Athens, and 3 km from the Port of Piraeus.#

Hotel in Athens, Greece Claridge Hotel
6.3 10
Claridge Hotel
4, Dorou Str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Claridge Hotel is located in the center of Athens, just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station, which connects directly to Piraeus Port. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 36km away.#

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elizabeth Hotel
8.5 10
Elizabeth Hotel
46, Arkadias Str., 11527 Athens, Greece

Elizabeth Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Panormou Metro Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 stops away using the metro and the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport can be easily reached as it is directly connected with Panormou Metro Station.


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