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Armata

This week-long celebration culminates on 8 September in a commemoration of Spetses' victory over the Turks in a key 1822 naval battle, with an enormous water-borne re-enactment and fireworks.
Performing Arts in Athens

Athens & Epidaurus Festival

The ancient Theatre of Epidavros and Athens' Odeon of Herodes Atticus are the headline venues for Greece's annual cultural festival, running since 1955 and featuring a top line-up of local and international music, d…
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International Eressos Women’s Festival

This international event with a local atmosphere involves two weeks of partying. Activities range from live music, open-air cinema, poetry and Greek dancing to beach volleyball, water sports, yoga and meditation, al…
Carnival in Skyros Town

Skyros Carnival

In this wild pre-Lenten festival, which takes place on the last four weekends before Lent and Orthodox Easter, young men don goat masks, hairy jackets and dozens of copper goat bells. They then proceed to clank and …
Music in Skyros Town

Rembetika Music Festival

For one week in mid-July, the Manos Faltaïts Folk Museum in Skyros Town is host to a rembetika music festival. The festival includes daily instrument and voice workshops, films and seminars. The evening hours are fi…
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Athens & Epidavros Festival

The Theatre of Epidavros stages both modern theatre and Ancient Greek dramas during the annual Athens and Epidavros Festival, part of the larger cultural Hellenic Festival. Tickets can be bought in Epidavros at the …
Carnival in Arahova

Festival of Agios Georgios

Held in town around 23 April (if this date falls during Lent, the festival is postponed until the following Easter Tuesday), this is a joyous three-day celebration with virtually the entire village in costume. There…
Music in Agios Kirykos

Frikaria Music Festival

The hip Frikaria Music Festival attracts music freaks and free spirits alike to various locations. The three-day event, held in late July or early August, features Greek rock bands and DJ sets. Programs are availabl…
Music in Kalamata

Kalamata International Dance Festival

This annual festival draws crowds to its quality performances of traditional music and dance. Venues include the amphitheatre of the kastro (fort). See the website for dates and prices.
Performing Arts in Athens

August Moon Festival

A reward for enduring the hottest month in Athens: on the night of the full moon, major historic sites such as the Acropolis and the Roman Agora are open all night and host musical performances.