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OUTDOOR VENUES TO VISIT NOW

By THIS IS ATHENS TEAM at 09.Jul


Greece is famous for its countless days of sunshine. If you’re here during the warmer months, there’s rarely a time that you will be indoors. You’ll either be eating an outdoor restaurant, enjoying a drink at a rooftop bar, or absorbing some culture and music an open-air festival or concert. Athens is full of outdoor venues that host the hottest events during the summer. And here, it’s a season that lasts more than 90 days. 

Check out what’s on and go have some fun under a starry summer sky. 

Technopolis



There’s always something to do or see at this former gasworks factory turned open-air venue. From the coffee festival to concerts to dinner in the sky, you’ll be sure to find something you like. There’s even a Skywalk action park for kids.

100 Pireos Avenue, Gazi, 118 54, Tel. +30 213 0109300
Metro: Kerameikos
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC)


(SNF - Yorgis Yerolymbos)

Don’t leave Athens without visiting its biggest modern claim to fame. Whether you’re looking to kayak down a canal, listen to some world-class opera, watch a movie or concert in a park, or go bike riding with the kids, this is the place to be.

364 Syngrou Avenue, Kallithea 176 74
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Odeon of Herodes Atticus



A venue unlike any other. On the southern slopes of the Acropolis, this magnificent marble amphitheatre was built in the second century A.D. The showpiece of the summer Athens and Epidavros Festival, the ‘Herodion’ (as it’s known locally) hosts a wide range of events from May to October, from ancient Greek drama to contemporary dance.

Dionysiou Aeropagitou, Acropolis, 105 55, Tel. +30 210 324 1807
Metro: Acropolis
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Numismatic Museum Café



This is a more hidden, or unexpected little treasure, right in the city centre. A café in the garden of the Numismatic Museum that hosts live jazz performances once a week all year-round. Come by on a Thursday night and chill out in the back yard of what used to be the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s house.

12 Panepistimiou Avenue, Syntagma 106 71, Tel. +30 210 363 2057
Metro: Panepistimio or Syntagma
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Megaron Concert Hall Gardens



Tucked away behind the Megaron Concert Hall, is a 4.5-acre park. Screened from the traffic roaring down Kifisias Avenue by a perimeter of laurel trees, these secret gardens are planted with trees and flowers that bloom all year round. Designed to host a range of educational, cultural and environmental activities, the gardens are especially magical in summer, when jazz trios, Greek folk singers, and classical musicians perform among the carob, acacia, orange and magnolia trees.

1 Kokkali and Vassilisis Sofias Avenue, Ilissia, 115 21; Tel. +30 210 728 2000
Metro: Megaro Mousikis

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