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Best Outdoor Cinemas in Athens 2024

Discover our guide to the best outdoor cinemas in Athens, so you can catch a film under the stars with the backdrop of historical landmarks – a quintessential Athenian summer outing! 

Each year, a wide range of Athens’ most popular outdoor cinemas reopen in celebration of summer, and 2024 is no different.

To plan your visit, take a look through our picks for the best open-air screens, soon to be showing your favourite films from classics to new releases.

Cine Thission
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Nestled in the picturesque Thissio neighbourhood, Cine Thission is renowned not just for its excellent film selection but also for its stunning view of the Acropolis. This cinema has been a favourite since its opening in 1935 and watching a classic or a recent release while the Parthenon is illuminated in the background is an experience unlike any other. Cinema Thission also offers a cozy ambiance with its traditional décor, complete with blooming flowers and comfortable seating. The cinema stands out for its wide selection of both classic and contemporary films and its great range of traditional Greek treats – so it comes as no surprise that it’s known as one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world!

A: Apostolou Pavlou 7, Thissio

Cine Paris
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Located in the heart of the historic Plaka district, this lovely outdoor space offers a charming rooftop cinema experience. Originally opened in the 1920s by a Greek hairdresser who had returned from Paris, this cinema exudes a nostalgic charm. The rooftop setting provides a panoramic view of the city, including the Acropolis, making it a perfect spot for a romantic evening or a relaxing night out with friends. 

 Α: Kidathineon 22, Plaka

Cine Dexameni
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Perched on a hill in the upscale Kolonaki neighbourhood, Cine Dexameni is where you’ll find a cool local crowd enjoying the summer vibes. This unique outdoor cinema is built around a historic cistern, giving it a captivating feel, and the square surrounding the cinema (right next to Lycabettus Hill) is filled with cafes, restaurants, and bars, making it easy to enjoy a night of good food, drinks, and a flick!  

A: Dexamenis Square, Kolonaki

Cine Flisvos
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For those looking to combine a seaside outing with a movie experience, Cine Flisvos at the Flisvos Marina area is the perfect choice. This cinema offers stunning views of the Saronic Gulf and is a favourite for those who love a good sea breeze while watching their favourite films. It’s an excellent spot for a summer night, especially after a day at the beach or a stroll along the marina, as the cool sea breeze enhances the experience!

A: Flisvos Marina, Paleo Faliro

Cine Riviera
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Located in the vibrant and artistic Exarchia neighbourhood, this cinema is one of the city’s hidden gems. Known for its eclectic film choices, including indie and art-house films, Cine Riviera attracts a diverse crowd. The colourful and lively atmosphere of Exarchia adds to its charm, making it a great spot for film enthusiasts looking for something off the beaten path. 

A: Valtetsiou 46, Exarchia

Hotel Grande Bretagne Outdoor Cinema
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“Pool Your Cinema” at the iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne provides a one-of-a-kind experience for both hotel guests and visitors. Situated on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, the cinema offers breathtaking views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and the vibrant cityscape of Athens. Comfortable seating, elegant decor, and ambient lighting create an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere – making it an ideal setting for a romantic date night, a special celebration, or a relaxing evening with friends.

A: 1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square 

Main Image Courtesy of Cine Paris 


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