Top Choice Jazz in Athens

Half Note Jazz Club

Athens’ stylish, principal and most serious jazz venue hosts an array of international musicians.
Traditional Music in Athens

Stoa Athanaton

This legendary club occupies a hall above the central meat market. Popular for classic rembetika and laïka from a respected band of musicians, it often starts from mid-afternoon. Access is by a lift in the arcade. F…
Live Music in Athens


In an industrial Bauhaus building near Gazi, this avant-garde multilevel warren has a bar, live performances, art and new-media exhibitions, a basement club, a tiny arthouse cinema and a roof garden.
Dance in Athens

Dora Stratou Dance Theatre

Every summer this company performs its repertoire of Greek folk dances at its open-air theatre on the western side of Filopappou Hill. It also runs folk-dancing workshops in summer.
Performing Arts in Athens

Megaron Mousikis

The city’s state-of-the-art concert hall presents a rich winter program of operas and concerts featuring world-class international and Greek performers.
Traditional Music in Athens


There's a popular full-sized stage and dance floor at this restaurant; in summer, there’s more sedate live music on the terrace.
Traditional Music in Athens

Palea Plakiotiki Taverna Stamatopoulos

This Plaka restaurant is an institution, with live music nightly. It fills up late with locals – arrive early for a table.
Traditional Music in Athens


Rembetika, laïka (urban popular music) and decent grub are on offer at this divey joint.
Performing Arts in Athens

Hellenic Festival Box Office

The box office for the Hellenic Festival (www.greekfestival.gr) usually starts selling tickets in May.
Traditional Music in Athens


Above Exarhia’s popular souvlaki joint, this lively club usually plays until dawn for a student crowd.