‘Piano City Athens’

In light of Piano City Athens, a five-day festival comprised of piano recitals taking place in numerous locations around the city, people are invited to gather in public spaces and enjoy more than a hundred free piano concerts in Athens’ most unconventional areas. Don’t miss out on some of the following piano recitals:

May 18, Athens National Garden (Irodou Attikou gate, 4 Irodou Attikou St.)

11 am – 2 pm: Piano recital by Martin Listabarth | Original jazz compositions

5 pm – 7:30 pm: Piano recital by Amiran Zenaishvili | Classical repertoire

May 19, Dionysiou Areopagitou & Theorias St.

5 pm – 7:30 pm: Piano recital by Giannis Belonis | A tribute to Mikis Theodorakis

International Museum Day 2024

Launched in 1977, May 18 marks International Museum Day, with most museums across the country celebrating this year’s theme, “Museums for Education and Research,” by offering free admission to the public. The Museum of Modern Greek Culture is this year’s honorary museum for its educational contribution, with its main event beginning at 7 pm, while tours and other activities require prior registration.

Visitors walk through the Acropolis Museum, in Athens on November 28, 2023.

The ‘Panegyri’ of Athens

If you’ve ever wondered what a “”panegyri (πανηγύρι) is, this Sunday, May 19, is your chance to experience it, at least in its urban form. Hosted at Plato’s Academy Park (138 Monastiriou St.), this event will feature a traditional Greek music band and musicians playing clarinet, lute, percussion, and singing, recreating the atmosphere of an authentic Greek traditional feast.

De Profundis Ensemble: ‘Scents of May’

The Athens Epigraphic Museum, in collaboration with the De Profundis Ensemble, proudly presents a musical journey on Saturday, May 18. The ensemble will perform musical creations by Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell, Jean Philippe Rameau, and others, celebrating the historical and musical traditions associated with the month of May.

De Profundis/ This is Athens – City Festival

Romeo and Juliet at Megaron Concert Hall

In a unique project bridging Greece and Turkey, artists from both countries have collaborated on Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo & Juliet. This version features a Greek and a Turkish family representing the Capulets and Montagues, respectively. The trilingual performance (in English, Greek, and Turkish, with English subtitles) has toured Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir and is now available for the Greek public at Athens’ Megaron Concert Hall, with performances beginning at 8 pm on both May 18 and 19.

Credits: Elina Giounanli/ Athens Megaron Concert Hall, Romeo& Juliet

Comicdom Con Athens, 2024

Comicdom Con Athens returns this weekend, May 17-19, at Technopolis City of Athens, marking the biggest event in the realm of animation and comics in Greece. This year’s 18th edition features a spotlight on Manga and a close-up on Japanese Comic Art with relevant exhibitions. Over a hundred animation artists will present their work in the festival’s Artist Alley, and Athens Comicdom Con will also host 16 international special guests, along with other events, panels, and workshops. The festival offers free admission and will open to the public from 11 am to 9:30pm.