Athens By Night
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
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.
DORA STRATOU GREEK
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
- Daily performances in
the 900 seat garden theatre, located on
Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis.
- An ensemble of 75 dancers, musicians and
- A collection of 2.500 village - made costumes,
jewels and other works of folk art worn
- 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-
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
Performances from May through
September: Tuesday till Saturday at
21.30 - Sunday at 20.15 - Mondays closed.
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.
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.
The city of Athens
Athens Day Tour
NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT
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
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