May 2023 marks an epic time in Athens as the city plays host to not one, but six can't-miss events. From Underground Athens, which will be turning up the music with its annual Athens Music Week jam-packed with concerts from local and international artists, to intimate theatre and art experiences, the Greek capital is awash with creative activities this month. So whether you’re a music fan or cultural enthusiast, there’s something for everyone in Athens this May!
Get ready for an unforgettable music experience in Athens! On the 27th of May 2023, Athens Deejay 95.2 is taking over Agion Asomaton Square at the end of Ermou street to bring you the best in festival vibes.
One of the most famous Athens radio voices, Michalis Tsaoussopoulos has been providing the Athenian audience with the most updated international radio hits for decades. And now, he and his team are joining Athens City Festival, the city's big celebration of music and culture.
From pulsing beats to heart-thumping bass lines, this is the place to be for any music lover. So grab your friends and get ready to dance the night away under the stars. With the vibrant energy of Athens combined with the electrifying sounds of Athens Deejay 95.2, you're in for a wild ride. Don't miss out on this epic event!
More info: https://cityfestival.thisisathens.org/en/athens-deejay-asomaton-square/
Get ready to experience Athens like never before with the “City Steps” project! For three days, you can participate in a walking performance that offers a unique perspective of this beautiful city. As a resident or a visitor of Athens, you don't want to miss this opportunity to participate in an alternative way of exploring the city. Join eight participants and four performers each day in a contemporary ritual of passage that involves escorting, wandering, and gestural imprinting. This project is a must-see for anyone who loves festivals, music, and immersive cultural experiences. So put on your walking shoes and come join us on a journey through Athens!
More info: https://cityfestival.thisisathens.org/en/city-steps-3/
Athens is not only a city of history and ancient ruins, but also a city of surprises, with a rich underground world waiting to be explored. Descending below the bustling streets, we will discover the remains of World War II in underground shelters, catacombs with ancient aqueducts, the ruins of Roman baths, and Byzantine ossuaries, as well as valuable objects buried with the dead in their crypts. And that's not all - streams flow through old channels under the most central streets, and an ancient hatch on the side of the road leads to a forgotten corner of the city. Joining us on this adventure is speleologist Panagiotis Deuterios, who will guide us through the hidden secrets of Athens. But Athens is not just a city of history - it is also a city of festivals and music. Come and experience the magic of Athens, both above and below ground.
More info: https://cityfestival.thisisathens.org/en/athens-catacombs-2/
Experience the rich history of Athens through a guided tour of Rizokastro and Anafiotika, two of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Join Michalis Giohalas and Athens Culture Net on May 27, 2023, at the Acropolis Metro Station for an immersive journey through the remnants and ruins of past civilizations. As you explore, you'll hear the echoes of ancient beliefs, myths, and legends that have shaped the city's cultural identity. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Athens through the sound of traditional music and the city's vibrant festivals. Join us on an unforgettable adventure to uncover the hidden history of Athens.
Unfortunately, this event is only in Greek but it worths attending even just for taking the walk!
More info: https://cityfestival.thisisathens.org/en/rizokastro-anafiotika/
The Katakouzenos House Museum in Athens is an iconic institution that has played a significant role in the city's intellectual life for years. To coincide with the Athens City Festival, the museum is offering a guided tour, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to delve into the Katakouzenos family's cultural heritage. Despite the program being only available in the Greek language, tourists and locals alike can enjoy exploring the family's home and its treasures. The house has hosted many celebrated musicians and artists, making it a hub for music enthusiasts and cultural aficionados. A visit to the Katakouzenos House Museum during the festival provides a fascinating insight into the Athens of the past while celebrating its vibrant present.
More info: https://cityfestival.thisisathens.org/en/the-katakouzenos-house-2/
Athens Music Week is the perfect festival for music enthusiasts! Established just a few years ago in 2018, it's already bringing together emerging artists, record labels, and established festivals from all over the globe. The festival offers the ultimate platform for creative discussions and collaborative opportunities, with a variety of workshops, panels, and meetings to choose from. And, when the sun begins to set, Athens comes alive with non-stop concerts and parties that will keep you dancing all night long. Don't miss out on the highlight of the event - the incredible live stage concert at Technopolis main venue site. With an awesome surprise lineup, this is the perfect ending to an already amazing festival.
More info: https://cityfestival.thisisathens.org/en/athens-music-week-en/
With a jam-packed calendar of events taking place in Athens during May 2023, the city is sure to be alive and buzzing with culture and excitement. From music festivals to walking performances and guided tours of historical sites, there is something for everyone to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re looking for an immersive cultural experience or an unforgettable night of music and dancing, Athens has it all this May! So don’t miss out on these can’t-miss events taking place in the beautiful city of Athens.
We look forward to seeing you there!