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Your Ultimate Guide to Athens in September

Summer may be officially over but there are still plenty of events taking place all over the city!

Here at IN+SIGHTS GREECE, we are welcoming September with open arms, and to help you do the same, we’ve rounded up all the best events taking place in Athens throughout this entire month!

Social Ballroom Festival 
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This beloved Athenian dance festival returns to the Agora of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, where visitors can catch an unforgettable three days of impressive dancing! The event includes dance lessons, dance shows and DJ sets, inviting everyone to put on their “dancing shoes” and to get moving! It is undeniably a dance/music experience not to be missed!

Entry: Free

Date & Time: 8-10 September 19:30

Αddress: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Syggrou Avenue 364, 17674 Kallithea (event takes place at AGORA)


Tribute to Maria Callas at the Herodium
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The Greek National Opera’s tribute program marking the centennial anniversary of Maria Callas’ birth will reach new heights with a major opera gala, Callas at the Herodium. Four acclaimed sopranos of global standing (Anna Pirozzi, Catherine Foster, Vassiliki Karayanni, and Nina Minasyan) and the Greek National Opera will be performing arias, which were firstly performed by the outstanding soprano as part of her historic appearances at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 1944 and 1957. This will be an experience for opera (and not only) lovers!

Entry: Ticket prices: €15 – €55 | Students: €12

Available to buy from the Greek National Opera Box Office at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. PH: +30 2130885700& online via

Date & Time: 16 September, 20:30 pm

Address: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street


29th Athens International Film Festival
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Image by Ioannis Stefanidis

Every year the Athens International Film Festival and organise a huge cinematic event that aims to link life in the city with the seventh art. Film screenings are held at unique cinema spots around the city.

With the intention of highlighting lesser-known aspects of independent cinema, audiences will be introduced to some of the best productions of the year, as the film festival presents a handpicked selection of independent productions from all over the world.

Entry: Ticket prices depend on each movie.

Date : 27 September-8 October


Athens Coffee Festival
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The Athens Coffee Festival is a great celebration of coffee and culture! It’s the biggest coffee festival in Greece, and is perfect for coffee connoisseurs searching for excellent quality varieties, for those who want to get to know well-known coffee brands up close, or for anyone who would like to get their hit of caffeine from the hands of award-winning baristas.

Entry: One-day ticket costs 5 euros, a 3-day ticket costs 12 euros. Admission for children under 12 is free.

Date & Time: 23-25 September 2023, 11am to 8pm

Address: Peiraios 100, Athens, cultural venue of “Technopolis”


15th International Dance Festival 
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Unfolding in various venues across Athens and culminating in the Municipal Theater of Piraeus at the “Arc For Dance Festival ” you’ll be able to catch seven original dance works: three making their world premiere and four debuting their first presentation in Athens!

Entry: Free, Pre-booking is required to watch the performances and parallel activities.

Reservations: Roes Theater telephone: +30 210 347 4312 

National Museum of Contemporary Art Telephone: +30 693 145 9880 (12:00pm – 18:00pm)

Dance Cultural Center (DAN.C.CE) telephone:+30 693 145 9880 (12:00pm – 18:00pm)

Piraeus Municipal Theater &

Date: 17 September- 2 October

Αddress: “Dance Cultural Center”, Peiraios 76

Μunicipal theater of Piraeus, 32 Iroon Polytechniou Avenue

Theater Roes, Iakxou 16

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kallirrois  Avenue and Ambr. Fringe


9th Burger Festival
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Greece’s first and largest food festival that’s dedicated to burgers, returns for the ninth time – promising a tasty and juicy four days!

Over 15 burger houses, sweet treats and cocktails await visitors at Gazi, for a gastronomic experience including challenges, cook-off battles, games, photo opportunities and as always explosive live musical acts!

Entry: ticket for each day costs 6 euros

Buy tickets online:

Date & Time: 21st of September- 1st of October

Address: Old Train Station (Gazi), Peiraios and Ermou Street


European Heritage Days 2023
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Greece is celebrating the European Heritage Days 2023 with the shared European theme “Cultural Heritage and Tradition: Testimonies of the Past in the Present” (European Heritage Days 2023: Living Heritage) with free entrance to archaeological sites and museums for all visitors in Athens!

Date: This year’s celebration will last from September 22-24, 2023

Εntry: Free entrance to all of Athens’ archaeological sites, museums and monuments of the state.



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