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.
There's a popular full-sized stage and dance floor at this restaurant; in summer, there’s more sedate live music on the terrace.
Above Exarhia’s popular souvlaki joint, this lively club usually plays until dawn for a student crowd.
A favourite rustic, old-style Plaka music haunt with dinner (mains €18 to €29).
This Plaka restaurant is an institution, with live music nightly. It fills up late with locals – arrive early for a table.
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.
Full-on bouzoukia at its most glam.
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.
The box office for the Hellenic Festival (www.greekfestival.gr) usually starts selling tickets in May.