If you are in Athens this weekend and don’t have any plans yet, this one’s for you – as we’ve rounded up the best of what’s on so you can make the most of your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Greek capital!
Techniques 2023 with Charlotte de Witte
Get ready for an electrifying night of techno music as Techniques 2023 welcomes Charlotte de Witte to the Tae Kwon Do Stadium in Faliro! This techno icon has made history as the first female artist to close the main stage at Tomorrowland and was recently voted as The World’s No. 1 Techno DJ by DJ Magazine. Joining her on stage are Alignment and Adiel, promising an unforgettable night of music that will keep you dancing until morning. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness one of the world’s top DJs in action!
Entry: 50 € – 800 €
Date & Time: 7 October 2023, 10 pm- 9 am
Address: Tae Kwon Do Stadium, Faliro Olympic Arena
Yam Shalev: Life Lately (Painter’s Life)
In this unique exhibition, we admire painter Yam Shalev’s works that arise from a very personal perspective. His work acts as a lens to analyze human behavior and human interactions and with this project, the artist discovers new aspects of himself. In his new exhibition, he takes an introspective look at the festive, intimate, romantic and vulnerable human moments by identifying repeated objects and locations in these compositions, the viewer begins to interpret an experience, a culture, and a group of people without the participants included.
Date & Time: 2-8 October, Tuesday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Address: Allouche Benias Gallery, Kanari 1 Athens 106 71
Athens Art Book Fair 2023
“Books are a uniquely portable magic,” once said Stephen King, and here at IN+SIGHTS GREECE we couldn’t agree more. And this weekend we can’t wait to head over to the annual Athens Art Book Fair 2023 – a celebration created by a passionate community supporting art books and independent publishers. This year there will be over 80 exhibitors showcasing experimental forms, as well as a collective display of 50+ artists from Greece and around the world. Amongst this edition’s publishers, you will find the outstanding, Aegean-inspired kyklàda.press, and the enigmatic Prague-based printing press Kudla. So, get ready to thumb through a variety of books from all around the globe.
Date & Time: 6-8 October 2023, Friday 4 pm-8 pm, Weekend 12 am-8 pm
Address: Athens Conservatoire, Vasileos Georgiou B 17-19
This extraordinary event marries the rhythmic nostalgia of vinyl with all genres of music including rock, soul, funk, jazz, and Latin, through to blues, ethnic, electronica, and many more. So, whether you are a record collector or just a music lover, head to the Vinyl Market this weekend to catch well-known DJs spinning old-school favourites that are bound to have guests bopping to the beats.
Date & Time: 6 – 8 October 2023, Friday 5 pm-10 pm, Weekend 11 am -10 pm
Address: Peiraios 100, Athens, cultural venue of “Technopolis”
Oktoberfest 23 in Athens
Join in on the fun Oktoberfest atmosphere that’s taking place for the first time in Athens, as Munich’s much-loved beer event teams up with the vibrant Athens Street Food Festival. Originating in Munich in 1810, Oktoberfest has drawn over 6 million enthusiasts annually and this year, Athens joins the list of cities hosting official Oktoberfest celebrations at the OSY Old Train Depot – giving visitors the chance to enjoy traditional German beer, food, stand-up performances, and more.
Entry: 5 € daily ticket
Date & Time: 5 – 8 October 2023 | Thursday & Friday: 5 pm to midnight | Weekend 2 pm – midnight
Address: Old Depot OSY, Pireos & Ermou, Gazi