Courtesy: AOAFF

From outdoor movies to free jazz festivals and avant-garde theatre at ancient venues… whatever your age, interest or appetite, Athens has a festival for you. No matter what time of year you visit.

Arts & Culture

Athens City Festival

1-31 May

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Courtesy: Athens & Epidaurus Festival

Athens Epidaurus Festival

Summer, June-August

Art Athina

Autumn, September

Courtesy: Art Athina

Courtesy: SNF. Photo by Yannis Drakoulidis.

Summer Nostos Festival

Summer, July-August

Athens Digital Arts Festival

Spring, May

Courtesy: Athens Digital Arts Festival

Courtesy: Fast Forward Festival

Onassis Fast Forward Festival

Spring, May

Music Festivals

Plisskën Festival

Summer & Winter Editions

Courtesy: Plisskën Festival

Courtesy: Ejekt Festival

Ejekt Festival

Summer, June-July

Megaron Concert Hall Garden Series

Summer, June-July

Courtesy: The Athens Concert Hall

Courtesy: Colour Day Festival

Colour Day Festival

Summer, June

Athens Jazz

Spring, May

Courtesy: Technopolis Jazz Festival

Courtesy: ADD Festival

ADD Festival

Spring, May

Release Festival

Summer, June

Courtesy: Release Festival


Athens International Film Festival - AIFF (Premiere Nights)

Autumn, September

Photo: AIFF

Courtesy: AAGFF. Photo by Vangelis Patsialos.

Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival

Winter, November-December

Panorama of European Cinema

Autumn, October-December

Courtesy: Panorama of European Cinema

Courtesy: AOAFF. Photo by Ioannis Stefanidis.

Athens Open Air Film Festival

Summer, June-August

Athens Short Film Festival

Summer, June

Good things come in small packages at this popular new event that champions the cinematic underdog known as the short movie. From non-mainstream documentaries to rousing fictional works that challenge our ideas of cinema and art, expect to see dozens of stories worth watching, submitted by filmmakers from around the world.


Food & Drink

Burger Fest

Autumn, September

Courtesy: Burger Fest

Courtesy: Athens Street Food Festival

Athens Street Food Festival

Spring-Autumn, May-September

Athens Beer Festival

Autumn, September

What do life and beer have in common? Both are best when chilled. Athens Beer Festival serves ice-cold brews of every persuasion to Athenian ale lovers. There’s no better place to explore the Athenian craft beer and micro-brewery scene.


Urban Culture

Athens International Tattoo Convention

Spring, May

Courtesy: Athens International Tattoo Convention

Courtesy: AthensCon


Autumn, November-December

Athens Retro Festival

Summer, June

Courtesy: Athens Retro Festival

Courtesy: Athens Science Festival

Athens Science Festival

Spring, April