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What’s On In Athens: Ultimate Guide for June

To help you make the most of June, we’ve rounded up the best of what’s on in Athens this month. 

Summer is here and there’s never been a better time to explore the city, as Athens comes alive with a rich array of performances, festivals, events, and exhibitions.

Book your tickets early and plan your itinerary to experience the best of Athens’ cultural scene this time of year.

Athens Epidaurus Festival 2024
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The Athens Epidaurus Festival is a much-anticipated annual arts festival showcasing performances in theatre, music, visual arts, and dance. Running from June to August, this popular festival is a highlight of the Greek summer and this year’s impressive lineup includes 93 productions over 85 days, featuring around 2,500 performers and creators from across the globe. Performances at the ancient theaters of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, both renowned for their exceptional acoustics, are among the highlights and there are also events taking place at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus and Pireos 260.

Key events in June include:

Odeon of Herodus Atticus

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1, 2, 6, and 11 June)

 Anonhi and the Johnsons (13 June)

Works of Beethoven with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and Leonidas Kavakos (15 June)

London Philharmonia Orchestra (18 June)

Athens State Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (28 June)

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (June 30)

Pireos 260

Monsieur Linh and His Child by Belgian director Guy Cassiers (June 5-7)

Lacrima by Caroline Guiela Nguyen (June 13-14)

Zonder by Ayelen Parolin (June 29-30)

A: Odeon of Herodes Atticus- Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Greece

A: Pireos 260-  Pireos 260 Agios Ioannis Rentis

Entry: €20-150


Athens Cocktail Festival 2024
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Mixologists from some of the city’s best bars will be on hand to shake, stir, and serve up some fine cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or craving something daringly innovative, the opening party, which is part of the City of Athens Festival promises to be an amazing affair with 20 different bar stations at the revamped Kypseli Municipal Market.

Date & Time: 1 June, 6-11 pm

A: Kypseli Municipal Market, 42 Fokionos Negri, Kypseli

Entry: Free


 Athens Jazz Festival
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This vibrant music festival, known for its enchanting atmosphere, attracts thousands of fans eager to experience live jazz performances in an open-air setting. Held each June, the festival transforms the city into a dynamic hub of musical celebration, set against the backdrop of Athens’ rich historical heritage. This year’s edition will take place at the Technopolis of Athens, a cultural venue located at 100 Pireos Street, Gazi, which is easily accessible from the city center. It’s a great way to enjoy summer vibes and live jazz music.

Date & Time: June 3-9, 7 pm

A: Technopolis of Athens, 100 Pireos Street, Gazi

Entry: Free


Athens Hispanic Film Festival
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The Athens Hispanic Film Festival, a vibrant celebration of Hispanic cinema, is set to captivate audiences in June 2024. This annual event showcases a diverse array of films from Spanish-speaking countries, offering a rich tapestry of storytelling, culture, and perspectives. From gripping dramas to heartwarming comedies and thought-provoking documentaries, the outdoor cinema festival highlights the talent and creativity of filmmakers from across the Hispanic world.

Date & Time: 30 May-5 June

A: Open-air Cinema Ellinis Cinemax,29 Kifissias Av., Athens &

Open-air Cinema Aello Cinemax,140 Patission St. Athens

Entry: single screening  €6-8, Limited 3-screening tickets: €16.5


Coldplay Live
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One of the world’s hottest bands Coldplay will be bringing their contagious energy to Athens in 2024 for two unforgettable concerts at the Olympic Stadium. Coldplay will perform on the 8th and 9th of June, offering an amazing concert experience as part of their Music of the Spheres World Tour.

Date & Time: 8-9 June, 4 pm

A: Olympic Sports Complex, 37 Kifisias Avenue, Marousi

Entry: €52.80-995



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