Athens By Night tour
Athens is an entertaining city, some would say on a par with the great entertainment centers of the world. On any summer night there are out door concerts from your favorite rock stars to classical music, ballet, and Byzantine music, and the Dora Stratou Dancers.
There are giant indoor-outdoor discos and clubs where the most famous Greek singers perform nightly to packed houses. In the winter Athens club scene comes alive with shows ranging from blues-rock-jazz to traditional Rembetika, laika and of course punk-rap and whatever is happening in the west.
The living museum of Greek dance, since
A non profit institution subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and the National Tourism Organization under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens.
- Daily performances in the 900 seat garden
theatre, located on Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis.
- An ensemble of 75 dancers, musicians and folk singers.
- A collection of 2.500 village - made costumes, jewels and other works of folk art worn on stage.
- Courses, lectures and workshop on folk dance, folk instruments and folk embroidery.
- Field research programs in Dance Ethnography, Dance History or Sociology.
- Study group, courses and workshops on Ancient Greek dance.
- Costume copies can be made to order.
- Close cooperation with the International Dance Council CID and the International Organization of Folk Art (both UNESCO non- Governmental organizations).
In the idyllic surroundings of Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis, in the Dora Stratou garden - theatre, regional cultures come to life.75 dancers, singers and folk musicians revive folk songs, musical instruments and dances in authentic local costumes, offering a wonderful spectacle and illustrating the continuity of ancient traditions.
Performances from May through September: Tuesday till Saturday at 21.30 - Sunday at 20.15 - Mondays closed.
Welcome to our special Greek night show, we will show you the night time side of Athens,with its ancient buildings lit up. We will take you up Lycabettos Hill where you will get a birds eye view of the whole of Athens as it is at night.
Enjoy a typical Greek dinner in the Plaka area with free local wine from the barrels, and during your dinner enjoy the folklore dances performed by professional dancers and typical Greek Bouzouki music. After your dinner, you can join the dancers, who will teach you how to dance Syrtaki and other folk - dances.
NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT
Athens is virtually a paradise for night owls. Whether your start with dinner and then hit the clubs or begin with a couple of drinks before making your way to one of the many live music establishments, the city is sure to keep you entertained until the early hours.
The atmosphere in some of the bars and dance clubs has to be seen to be believed, while a visit to a bouzouki club is an experience not to be missed. In summer in particular, it appears that everyone is out of the town. The seaside resorts of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza and the northern suburb of Kifissia are especially popular and provide a cool respite form the city. But choice is not limited to bars and club. There are countless coffee shops that stay open until late at night, taverns, restaurants, theatres and cinemas (both indoor and outdoor).