Cinema in Athens

Cine Paris

A magical place to see a movie, this traditional old rooftop cinema in Plaka has great views of the Acropolis from some seats.
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…
Opera in Athens

Greek National Opera

The season runs from November to June. Performances are usually held at the Olympia Theatre or the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in summer.
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.
Theatre in Athens

National Theatre

Performances of contemporary plays and ancient theatre in one of the city’s finest neoclassical buildings, as well as in venues around town and, in summer, in ancient theatres across Greece.
Cinema in Athens


This classic open-air cinema is in a lovely spot up on Plateia Dexameni, with a wall of cascading bougainvillea, deckchairs and little tables to rest your beer on.
Cinema in Athens


Across from the Acropolis, this is a lovely old-style cinema in a garden setting. Sit towards the back if you want to catch a glimpse of the glowing edifice.
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.