Athens Open Air Cinema Week 2022 

There’s nothing like sitting back and taking in a film under the stars at one of Athens’ open-air cinemas; and to celebrate this memorable experience, the Greek Capital’s Open Air Cinema Week begins on Thursday, May 26, 2022. 

Located in the city’s urban alleyways, lush gardens, green parks, charming courtyards, and cool terraces (with the Acropolis as a backdrop) the open-air cinema is a summer tradition in Athens; one that both locals and visitors look forward to for many reasons.

Balmy evenings, soda and popcorn in hand, amazing atmosphere, and some of the best films on the big screen- a perfect way to escape the buzzing streets of Athens for a few hours.  

And the Open Air Cinema Week, which is part of the brand new Athens City Festival, is set to bring all these things to life on Thursday at Eleftherias Park, right next to the Athens Concert Hall, as well as at the American Embassy, which boasts a gorgeous view of Mount Ymittos.

Both these spots will be the hosting grounds for this much-anticipated event, which will have contemporary Greek cinema as the theme- so visitors can really get a feel of Greece’s current arts and culture scene- right under the stars! 

Click here for more info on tickets and dates, as well as the full program of This is Athens City Festival.


Tickets: Free admission

Date: 26 May 2022 – 29 May 2022

Time: TBA

A: Eleftherias Park, Eleftherias Park, Ambelokipi 

Image Courtesy of This is Athens ©

‘This is Athens City Festival’ Kicks off Today With a Huge Urban Picnic 

What better way to kick off the very first ‘This is Athens City Festival’ than with a huge picnic filled with an array of food, friends, sunshine, and music. 

Celebrate Protomagia (May Day) today and the launch of this exciting new spring Festival at the blooming grounds of Plato Academy Park, located in the historic Kolonos neighbourhood of Athens.

Famous radio DJ hosts of Athens will soundtrack the day from the early morning to late evening, with dozens of free activities on offer; including movie screenings, kids’ activities, family games, and lots of food and drinks. 

So if you find yourself in the Greek capital make sure to head over and take part in the great range of festivities on offer! 

Full Details Below- 

EVENT: Urban Picnic at Plato’s Academy Park (FREE ENTRANCE) 

VENUE: Park of Plato’s Academy | Plato’s Academy Park, Monastiriou 138-140, Athens

DATE & TIME: 1st of May 2022 | 10:30 am till late 


Live DJ set from HiT 88.9

Archaeological excavation workshop by Archaeolab

“The Highway Singers’’ by Burger Project
(Music play for traffic education, offered by Attiki Odos)

Spring Games for kids by Kid A

Live DJ set by En Lefko 87.7

Kite show by Kite Parade

Live DJ set by Red 96.3

Live concert by Soul Peanuts

“The Bucket List” movie projection
(Comedy with Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman)

For more details head to This Is Athens City Festival