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Upcoming events
  • Christmas at the Benaki Museum

    Christmas at the Benaki Museum

    Right before Christmas, on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of December 2018, the Benaki Museum organises a special weekend full of exhibitions, workshops and musical surprises.

  • 25th Anniversary of the Megaron Organ

    25th Anniversary of the Megaron Organ

    A Christmas recital featuring 6,000 pipes is presented at the Athens Concert Hall on Sunday 23 December 2018.

  • Cinderella with The Monte Carlo Ballet

    Cinderella with The Monte Carlo Ballet

    The famous classical ballet company of the Principality of Monaco in a most impressive version of Cinderella, our beloved childhood fairy tale is presented at the Athens Concert Hall (21-29 December 2018).

  • Swan Lake at the Greek National Opera

    Swan Lake at the Greek National Opera

    The first choreography of the Greek National Opera’s new Ballet Director, Konstantinos Rigos, constitutes a new reading of the Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

  • Manon at the Greek National Opera

    Manon at the Greek National Opera

    One of the most famous operas in the French repertory, Massenet’s Manon comes back to the Greek National Opera and the music life of Athens after an absence of 52 years!

  • Christmas at the Acropolis Museum

    Christmas at the Acropolis Museum

    With imaginative children’s workshops, gallery talks, Christmas and New Year’s tunes and more surprises, the Acropolis Museum will welcome its visitors during this year’s festive season.

  • Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Two couples and their relationships hit rock bottom. A long, wild, brutal night. Marriage is no longer sacred. A legendary play, forever associated with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton thanks to the film of the same name, is to be staged at the Onassis Stegi as a “living museum” of behaviours from decades past.

  • Athens Multimation 2018

    Athens Multimation 2018

    Athens Multimation is a new polymorphous festival for the utopias, mythologies and realities of Athens, that is organized from 11 September to 31 December 2018.

  • New Horizons in Painting at the Frissiras Museum

    New Horizons in Painting at the Frissiras Museum

    Frissiras Museum, while completing the “New Horizons” trilogy (July-December 2018), outlining a spectrum of contemporary art suggestions, and is presenting exceptional artists from its collections.

  • SNF Run 2019 First Run

    SNF Run 2019 First Run

    How do you plan to celebrate the New Year? If the idea of sitting and watching the countdown on TV leaves you feeling less than inspired, kick off the New Year with a new experience and a new source of positive energy. Dare to do something different, while offering a small gift to children in need.

  • Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Athens International Airport (AIA) continues its long and successful collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens by hosting two great art exhibitions that opened their doors to airport passengers and visitors in early summer this year and will be on display until 31 December 2018.

  • Cristmas at Megaron

    Cristmas at Megaron

    Megaron’s long-awaited Christmas events are here! Come and join us, and live the excitement of stirring concerts, opera galas, mesmerizing dance performances, and shadow and music theatre shows!

  • Christmas in Athens 2018

    Christmas in Athens 2018

    This Christmas the City of Athens prepared a program dedicated to Love with our Angels as guides. From December 3, 2018 and for 36 days the city will be filled with music, theater, educational programs, dance, photo exhibitions, screenings, tributes to great artists as well actions of a social nature.

  • One Minute Athens

    One Minute Athens

    "One Minute Athens" marks a dialogue in progress on the interaction between the architecture of the city and the city of Athens as we each perceive it.

  • Yannis Moralis Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

    Yannis Moralis Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

    Retrospective exhibition of the great Greek painter Yannis Moralis is presented at the Benaki Museum from 20 September 2018 to 5 January 2019.

  • Da at National Theatre of Northern Greece

    Da at National Theatre of Northern Greece

    The National Theatre of Northern Greece presents “Da”, the award-winning play of the Irish theatre author Hugh Leonard, translated and directed by Dimosthenis Papadopoulos.

  • The Elves Take Over

    Experience Christmas magic! From November 30th 2018 to January 6th 2019, “The Elves Take Over”, the largest and most exciting Christmas village is set up in the center of the city of Athens, in Gazi. But this year, the always naughty elves really outdid themselves.

  • The SNFCC Christmas World 2018

    The SNFCC Christmas World 2018

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is turning once again into a winter wonderland. Light installations in the Stavros Niarchos Park, an ice rink on the Canal, three majestic Christmas trees in the Agora and much more comprise a holiday setting that will host fairytales, concerts, workshops, games and parties, as part of a multifaceted event program that has something for everyone.

  • Τhe Mill of the Elves in Trikala 2018

    Τhe Mill of the Elves in Trikala 2018

    The old Matsopoulos Mill is being transformed, and on November 30th it will open its doors to welcome the thousands of visitors planning to visit the city of Trikala.

  • Waiting for Godot at the Νational Theatre of Northern Greece

    Waiting for Godot at the Νational Theatre of Northern Greece

    The National Theatre of Northern Greece presents the inspirational work of the Irish novelist Samuel Beckett “Waiting for Godot”, in the insuperable translation of Minos Volanakis and directed by Yannis Anastasakis.

  • Ethos Another side of Greece

    Ethos Another side of Greece

    The photo exhibition George Tatakis - Michael Pappas: Ethos. Another side of Greece is presented at the Benaki Museum from November 7th 2018 to January 13th 2019.

  • Van Gogh Alive in Thessaloniki

    Van Gogh Alive in Thessaloniki

    A magnificent exhibition, Van Gogh Alive - The Experience is presented from 23 November 2018 until 20 January 2018 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition. A fascinating exhibition, an unforgettable experience, an interactive technological miracle, a new approach on the ways with which new technologies and media communicate with some of the greatest artists.

  • A Christmas Carol at the National Theatre

    A Christmas Carol at the National Theatre

    The magic of Christmas comes to the Greek National Theatre as the Marika Kotopouli Stage at the Rex Theatre extends a festive embrace to the whole family.

  • Persistent Paper Ladies at Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa

    Persistent Paper Ladies at Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa

    The exhibition “Persistent Paper Ladies” by Andreas Giannoutsos is presented at the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa.

  • The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is hosting the temporary digital exhibition of advanced technology "The Tomb of Christ: the Monument and the Project" that runs until late January 2019 presenting the Greek-led preservation and restoration of Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem.

  • Winter's Tale at the National Theatre of Northern Greece

    Winter's Tale at the National Theatre of Northern Greece

    The “disease” of envy, the obsession of revenge, the power of forgiveness. All these characteristics in one of the most beloved plays, written by one of the greatest playwrights of all times, William Shakespeare, translated by Nikos Chatzopoulos, seen here through the eyes of the great Romanian director Silviu Purcărete.

  • Photographs of Drama and its wonderful world

    Photographs of Drama and its wonderful world

    Drama, the understated and remote capital, as well as the whole homonymous prefecture of eastern Macedonia, stands forth as a “habitat” of historic memory, as well as an exemplary safe haven for a multitude of life forms, being a centre of spectacular biodiversity.

  • From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

    From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

    Acropolis Museum’s temporary exhibition “from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong” is a rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century. (15 September - 14 February 2019).

  • Spring Torrents at SMCA

    Spring Torrents at SMCA

    Revolutionary torrents, avant-garde torrents, torrents of color, form and creation flood the three floors of the Lazariston Monastery at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, with the double exhibition under the title "Spring torrents".

  • Tonight we improvise

    Tonight we improvise

    A play by Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello is once again paired with music by Oscar-winning Manos Hadjidakis, this time given new impetus by director Dimitris Mavrikios and conductor Nikos Kypourgos. The multi-faceted director Dimitris Mavrikios, who has an in-depth knowledge of Pirandello’s works, brings the Sicilian dramatist to the Greek National Theatre.

  • 5th Lycabettus Run

    5th Lycabettus Run

    On Sunday 10th March 2019 we run the Lycabettus hill for the organization "The Smile of the Child"! One of the most special running events in the domestic sports calendar, Lycabettus Run returns for the fifth consecutive year

  • Leonardo Da Vinci 500 Years of Genius

    Leonardo Da Vinci 500 Years of Genius

    Inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, architect, musician... Leonardo da Vinci was a genius in every way and now, for a limited time at the OSY Old Hackstand, guests will have the opportunity to experience Leonardo’s extraordinary life and legacy like never before.

  • 10th Poseidon Athens Half Marathon

    10th Poseidon Athens Half Marathon

    The 10th International Poseidon Athens Half Marathon, the great athletic event aiming to raise awareness regarding diabetes and obesity, will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

  • Goodnight Margarita at National Theatre of Northern Greece

    Goodnight Margarita at National Theatre of Northern Greece

    The National Theatre of Northern Greece presents “Goodnight Margarita” by Gerasimos Stavrou, directed by Fotis Makris, with music by Stamatis Kraounakis, at the Lazaristes Monastery – Sokratis Karantinos Stage, from 13/10/2018 until 21/04/2019.

  • Narcissus and Echo and other metamorphoses

    Narcissus and Echo and other metamorphoses

    THEAMA (Theater for People with Disabilities) with already eight years of continuous presence in the performing arts and the professional empowerment of disabled performers, is presenting “Narcissus and Echo ….and other metamorphoses”, written by Vassilis Oikonomou and Eliana Periphanou and directed by Eliana Periphanou.

  • Crete Emerging cities

    Crete Emerging cities

    "Crete. Emerging cities: Aptera – Eleftherna – Knossos. Three ancient cities are reviving." is the title of a large new exhibition organized by the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

  • Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) presents “The Countless Aspects of Beauty“, a new temporary exhibition which opened its doors in late May 2018 and runs until spring 2019, showcasing the constant search for and the aesthetic depiction of beauty in manmade creations since antiquity.

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