On the hunt for the best things to do in Athens this week? The capital has heaps of cultural events, exhibitions, festivals and live music taking place all over the city and we’ve rounded up some of the best!
Hauser Live “Rebel with a Cello”
The founding member of the musical duo 2Cellos, known simply as HAUSER, is inaugurating the reopening of the historic Municipal Theater of Lycabettus, with not one but two concerts. As part of this “Rebel with a Cello” tour, crowds in Athens will no doubt be mesmerised by his explosive performances that feature romantic and soulful sounds. With a diverse repertoire that will include music as diverse as Lady Gaga to Tchaikovsky and Shakira to Shostakovich – HAUSER is a dynamic cellist who captivates his audience.
Date & Time: 19 & 20 September, 21:00
Αddress: Municipal Theater Lycaberrus
Louis Tomlison “Faith in the Future World Tour 2023”
Famous British singer and musician Louis Tomlinson, former member of One Direction and co-creator of hits such as Story of My Life, Midnight Memories, Perfect and History will perform in Greece for the first time, in a concert that will feature favourite hits, as well as material from his new album Faith in the Future – out November 11th.
Date & Time: 20 September, 21:00
Αddress: Plateia Nerou, 2616 Posidonos Ave., Kallithea
This talented composer/ song writer was born and raised in Greece, with his music mainly defined as vintage pop – mixed with a lot of electronic elements that are expressed through sensual vocals. With six albums already under his belt and plenty of live performances in Greece and abroad, Monsieur Minimal is sure to please the crowds in Athens on September 21!
Date & Time: 21 September, 21:00
Αddress: Gazarte 34 Voutadon Street, Athens 118 54
Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev
“You live as long as you dance,” once said Rudolf Nureyev, the one-of-a-kind ballet dancer with an immortal and timeless reputation. Thirty years since his passing, his legacy lives on at the Paris Opera Ballet, which continues to dance the great classics created by the man who revitalised the ballet scene. Top soloists of Opera De Paris will take centre stage at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus showcasing the most popular roles that Nureyev ever performed.
Date: 23 September 2023, 21:00
Address :Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Acropolis
Landscapes of Energy: Photography Exhibition
“Landscapes of Energy” is Natalia Tsoukala’s ongoing photography series documenting the imprint of energy network on the landscapes of Greece. How do we produce and consume energy, and what imprint does that leave on the landscape? A selection of 29 photos from this series will be presented by the photographer as part of SNFCC Green Weekend 2023, on the Great Lawn of Stavros Niarchos Park.
Date & Time: 24 September-29 October, 18:00
Αddress: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Syggrou Avenue 364, 17674 Kallithea, Grean Lawn
Opera Gala – Tribute to Maria Callas
Thanks to their riveting performances – Russian soprano Elena Stikhina and Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias are both highly sought-after by the world’s greatest opera houses. And this week they will display their musical talent and powerful voices at Megaron Athens, with a tribute to the one and only Marias Callas.
Date & Time: 24 September, 20:30
Αddress: Megaron Athens Concert Hall