Experience the Athens & Epidaurus Festival!

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Experience the Athens & Epidaurus Festival!

Ηeld annually from late May till mid of August, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is the oldest continuously running festival in Greece and one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Europe, hosting numerous major Greek and world-famous performing artists and attracting large crowds of both local and international visitors.

Today, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is the foremost cultural institution in the country, catering to all tastes, offering both classical performances, such as ancient Greek tragedy and comedy, and cutting-edge, avantgarde productions. Greek and internationally acclaimed artists alike meet in this celebration of theatre, music, dance and visual arts, sharing their work with diverse audiences. Visitors from around the world have a unique opportunity to participate in this veritable feast of art, as well as enjoying the natural beauties of the magical Greek landscape. 

Odeon of Herodes Atticus: A midsummer night’s dream in the shadow of the Acropolis

Built below the sacred rock of the Acropolis in the 2nd century BC, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is widely considered one of the most iconic theatres in the world. Since the inception of the Athens Festival in 1955, legendary artists have performed at the Odeon, including Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Igor Stravinsky, Rudolf Nureyev and Leonard Bernstein, to name but a few.

This summer, music lovers can look forward to spellbinding evenings featuring leading symphony orchestras, brilliant classical soloists and concerts with world-renowned contemporary musicians.

 

2019 programme

5, 7, 9, 11 June

Greek National Opera – Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus –

Conductor Georgios Balatsinos

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini

 

 

14 June

Eleni Karaindrou concert

Tous des oiseaux

 

15 June  

Jethro Tull concert

50 years of Jethro Tull

 

17 June

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg – Solist Yuja Wang – Conductor Gustavo Gimeno

Works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Shostakovich, Stravinsky

 

19 June

George Dalaras – İzmir State Symphony Orchestra – Conductor Hakan Sensoy

 

21 June

ERT National Symphony Orchestra – Conductor Anastasios Symeonidis

Fête de la Musique

Works by Skalkottas, Mendelssohn and Prokofiev

 

22 June

Wiener Symphoniker – Conductor & Solist Leonidas Kavakos

Works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven

 

24 June

Athens State Orchestra

A Tribute to Steven Spielberg

Live music with simultaneous screening of movie clips and photos

 

26 June

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Zoi Tsokanou –  Solist Murray Perahia

Works by Mitropoulos, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov

 

27 June

Loreena McKennitt concert

The elf of Celtic sound

 

28 June

Yannis Markopoulos concert

 

30 June

Yo-Yo Ma

Johann Sebastian Bach

The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites

 

3 July

Dead Can Dance concert

Dionysus

 

6 & 7 July

Armonia - Friends of Music Orchestra – Soprano Myrto Papatanasiu  Director & Conductor George Petrou

Alcina by Händel 

 

9 July

Ravenna Festival – Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra – Conductor Riccardo Muti

The Roads of Friendship

 

10 July

Maria Farantouri – ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra – Conductor Anastasios Symeonidis

Shall We Go to the Movies?

Songs and music from the world and Greek cinema

11 July

Melodia 99.2

The History of Greek Song

Mixtape Summer ’19: Rembetika

 

13 July 

Tindersticks concert

 

16 July

Athens State Orchestra – Solist Maxim Vengerov – Conductor Stefanos Tsialis

 

27, 28, 30, 31 July

Greek National Opera – Director Konstantinos Rigos – Conductor Loukas Karytinos

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

 

3 August

China National Symphony Orchestra Salzburg Kinderchor – Enjott Schneider Otto Sauter Ten of the Best

Ceremony of Harmony

Melody of Worldwide Civilisation

 

The 2019 Odeon programme also includes a remarkable, not-to-be-missed dance performance by arguably the greatest living choreographer in the world, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her Rosas group, on 2 July.

Access

Entrance from the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street (Akropoli metro station). Full accessibility for persons with disabilities (for more information please visit the Festival’s official website greekfestival.gr).

For information on all Athens & Epidaurus Festival performances please visit greekfestival.gr

 

Tickets:

Athens & Epidaurus Festival main box office:

Panepistimiou 39 (inside Stoa Pesmazoglou) Mo to Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat 10:00-15:00

Call centre: +30 210 8938112 (Monday to Sunday, 09:00-21:00)

On line sales: greekfestival.gr & ticketmaster.gr

Odeon of Herodes Atticus Monday to Sunday 10:00-14:00 (and 18:00-21:00 on performance days)

Ticket prices:

For most performances upper tier regular ticket at 10 – 15 € and lower tier at 20 – 100 € (all prices at greekfestival.gr)

 

Tornos
  1. 12/07 22:21

    AHEPA condemns Erdogan’s decision to alter Hagia Sophia’s status

  2. 12/07 20:55

    31 new Covid-19 cases and no fatalities reported in Greece on Sunday

  3. 12/07 17:17

    Archbishop of Greece on Hagia Sophia conversion: An affront to cilivized people

  4. 12/07 15:42

    Greek PM: Corfu's Kassiopi a strategic project in tourism and job creation

  5. 12/07 14:04

    FM: Greece will ask EU for plan of potential measures against Turkey

  6. 12/07 13:32

    EU VP Borrell on Turkey's decision over Hagia Sophia: 'Regrettable'

  7. 12/07 11:49

    Biden calls on Turkish president to reverse decision on Hagia Sophia

  8. 11/07 23:41

    Greek island of Hydra featured in the Wall Street Journal

  9. 11/07 21:59

    Caretta-caretta turtle mating more in absence of tourists in Greece

  10. 11/07 20:37

    Greece records 41 new confimed Covid-19 cases on Saturday

  11. 11/07 19:45

    Greek PM: Europe must 'send out a message of solidarity' for speedy recovery

  12. 11/07 19:20

    Tourism minister: Britons welcome to visit Greece

  13. 11/07 18:32

    Greek port of Heraklion included in EC’s Intelligent Cities list

  14. 11/07 18:16

    Greek government: Turkey may face sanctions for Hagia Sophia decision

  15. 11/07 17:24

    Settlement at Greek island of Evia evacuated as wildfire rages on

  16. 11/07 16:28

    Greek PM launches series of international contacts over Hagia Sophia

  17. 11/07 11:09

    First underwater museum in Greece opens in Alonissos island (videos)

  18. 10/07 23:27

    Greek FM: Decision on Hagia Sophia a provocation to global cultural heritage

  19. 10/07 22:25

    Greek island of Ios among 100 most impressive in the world

  20. 10/07 15:06

    US interest for tender to develop Greek ports of Alexandroupolis and Kavala

  21. 10/07 14:55

    Minister: New package of economic support measures planned for September

  22. 10/07 14:42

    Foreign Minister: Greece reacted quickly and effectively to the pandemic

  23. 10/07 14:25

    50 new coronavirus cases and no fatalities in Greece

  24. 10/07 14:20

    U.S. Ambassador to Athens Pyatt visits Thessaloniki's AHEPA hospital

  25. 10/07 13:39

    Greek PM to chair meeting on Covid-19 checks at the borders

  26. 10/07 13:32

    SOS Children's Villages evacuated due to Vari-Koropi fire in Attica

  27. 10/07 13:06

    Belgium adds Greece to the “green” list

  28. 10/07 12:47

    WTTC: Travelers should wear masks show they care in the new normal

  29. 10/07 09:58

    ETC: Travel to Europe expected to be 54% lower in 2020 compared to 2019

  30. 09/07 22:59

    Sign the internet petition to protect the status of Hagia Sophia

  31. 09/07 22:45

    Mediterranean Film Institute workshops will kick off in Greek island of Nisyros

  32. 09/07 22:33

    Finland opens borders for Greeks and Cypriots on July 13

  33. 09/07 22:04

    Post-COVID-19 green recovery must utilize sustainable aviation fuels

  34. 09/07 21:17

    EPP chief: EU must defend and help Greece and Cyprus against Turkey

  35. 09/07 19:12

    Belgium updates ‘orange’ status of Greece on the coronavirus list

  36. 09/07 17:52

    Greek PM: Public protest bill to protect freedom of public (video)

  37. 09/07 15:38

    Greece has imported Covid-19 incidents but the rise is under control

  38. 09/07 15:26

    Greek FM: Turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque will have a cost for Turkey

  39. 09/07 14:59

    Giant fossilised tree trunk discovered on the Greek island of Lemnos

  40. 09/07 14:37

    Syntagma and Panepistimio Athens metro stations to close today at 18:00

  41. 09/07 13:19

    Greece excluded from Scottish 14-day coronavirus quarantine

  42. 09/07 13:12

    Greek Health Minister: What interests us most is public safety

  43. 09/07 11:42

    Travel + Leisure: Greek hotels and islands win World’s Best Awards for 2020

  44. 09/07 09:21

    Greece's environment ministry programme and its role in the recovery

  45. 09/07 01:27

    Greek Finance Ministry projects budget deficit at 7% of GDP

  46. 09/07 00:58

    World Christian Youth Organisation asks Turkey to respect Hagia Sophia status

  47. 08/07 23:30

    President: Chairing Council of Europe 'a unique opportunity for Greece'

  48. 08/07 22:33

    24 unescorted refugee children relocated from the Greek islands to Finland

  49. 08/07 22:22

    Prime Minister: Greece now has a modern, transparent adoption system

  50. 08/07 21:42

    Temporary lifting of mandatory face masks in shopping malls in Greece

  51. 08/07 21:05

    Greek port of Patras signs concession deal for seaplane services

  52. 08/07 20:48

    33 new Covid-19 cases and no fatalities in Greece on Wednesday

  53. 08/07 15:37

    Greek island of Ios in 100 most stunning islands on the planet

  54. 07/07 23:15

    27 new cases reported and zero fatalities from Covid-19 in Greece

  55. 07/07 22:47

    25 unescorted refugee children relocated from Greek islands to Portugal

  56. 07/07 22:19

    IATA Director General's remarks during media briefing on July 7

  57. 07/07 22:15

    Greek Tourism Minister speaks on the phone with his Egyptian counterpart

  58. 07/07 21:53

    Greek exports fell 32.7% in May due to the Covid-19 pandemic

  59. 07/07 21:31

    EC: Greek economy to shrink by 9% in 2020 and rebound 6% in 2021

  60. 07/07 20:36

    Greek PM and President stress that EU Summit must finalize Recovery Fund

  61. 07/07 19:12

    Greek banks extend moratorium of loan payments to December 31, 2020

  62. 07/07 19:06

    Shared determination to restart tourism at UNWTO ministerial meetings

  63. 07/07 17:59

    Prime Minister: Major steps forward in only one year in Greece

  64. 07/07 15:23

    Photo exhibition 'Forts that bind' in city of Chania in Crete

  65. 07/07 15:06

    IATA traveler survey unveils COVID-19 concerns

  66. 07/07 11:58

    Tourism campaign "Destination Greece. Health First" for foreign visitors

  67. 07/07 00:53

    Greek State Minister: Cabinet reshuffle not a government priority

  68. 07/07 00:48

    The stunning Greek island of Skiathos from above

  69. 06/07 23:40

    Main and auxiliary pensions to be paid together in Greece

  70. 06/07 23:35

    First reproduction of flamingos in Greece makes Halkidiki Natura 2000 wetland

  71. 06/07 18:00

    Serbian foreign minister: Closing border hurts Greece's interests

  72. 06/07 17:40

    Development Minister: Hellinikon project a work of national importance

  73. 06/07 15:35

    Government spox: Greece to resume direct flights with the UK from July 15

  74. 06/07 13:31

    Exporters Association: Greece's productive model must and can change

  75. 06/07 13:17

    Long delays at Promachonas border crossing into Greece

  76. 06/07 11:30

    Greek PM to inaugurate three new Athens metro stations on Monday

  77. 06/07 11:26

    New package of support for tourism enterprises in Greece

  78. 06/07 11:08

    Zero deaths and only 9 new Covid-19 cases reported in Greece

  79. 06/07 01:38

    Αssociated Press: UK PM's father defends trip to Greece through Bulgaria

  80. 05/07 23:15

    Greek borders open for 14 more countries as of July 1

  81. 05/07 23:10

    Ban on circulation in hotspots extended in Greece to July 19

  82. 05/07 23:04

    Cyprus announces no quarantine for UK visitors from August 1

  83. 05/07 19:53

    Nine new Covid-19 cases in Greece and no fatality in last 24 hours

  84. 05/07 18:37

    The small Greek island of Donoussa has said no to plastics

  85. 05/07 18:28

    Entrance of Serbian nationals to Greece postponed from July 6 to July 15

  86. 05/07 16:01

    Migration Minister: Decongestion of Greek islands now visible

  87. 05/07 11:32

    Media travel guide: There’s more to Cyprus than the beach

  88. 04/07 22:57

    Agrotourism: An alternative to traditional tourism in island of Crete

  89. 04/07 22:43

    AP: EU cites Cyprus and Greece for allowing travel vouchers, not refunds

  90. 04/07 21:29

    Media report: The Ancient Greek ideals that inspired US Independence (video)

  91. 04/07 20:36

    Greek President sends wishes to American people for Independence Day

  92. 04/07 20:32

    No fatalities and 25 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Greece

  93. 04/07 20:23

    Minister Theoharis: Greece has a quality tourism product to offer

  94. 04/07 20:03

    First global Hellenic Medical Teleconference on the coronavirus

  95. 04/07 15:38

    UNWTO and Italy look ahead as official visit marks restart of tourism on Europe

  96. 04/07 13:19

    Gentiloni: Greek economy will prosper with resources of the Recovery Fund

  97. 04/07 11:14

    Weather front with with rain and hail expected in mainland Greece

  98. 04/07 01:05

    Reuters: As tourists return to resorts, Greeks have modest expectations

  99. 04/07 00:43

    Cyprus in UK list of safe countries with no need for quarantine

  100. 04/07 00:21

    Occupany of Greek hotels that have opened remains at May levels of 20%