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Athens Epidaurus Festival
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Experience a musical evening under the Acropolis in a world-famous monument

Dating from the Roman period (2nd century AD), the Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in the foothills of the Acropolis by Herodes Atticus, in memory of his late wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. From 1955 onwards the Odeon is being used as a venue for various cultural events of the Athens Festival, a major cultural institution continuously active for the last 65 years. Over the years, the Odeon has hosted legendary artists, internationally acclaimed, from Maria Callas and Herbert von Karajan to Rudolf Nureyev, Leonard Bernstein and Pina Bausch. This summer, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the leading symphony orchestras of Greece, along with not-to-be-missed concerts by popular Greek artists, opera galas and a brand-new opera production premiering at the Roman Odeon.

2020 Programme

15 & 16 July|Music

A tribute to Thanos Mikroutsikos Set up the spotlight Music and songs written for theatre

18 July | Music

Ert National Symphony Orchestra – George Petrou Beethoven Gala

20 & 21 July |Music

Album release concert Monika | Something is blooming at Herodion

23 July | Music

Thessaloniki state Symphony Orchestra – Zoi Tsokanou – Simos Papanas Works by Bartók and Vivaldi, featuring TSSO’s famed string instruments

26 &28 July | Music

Two opera galas Greek National Opera – Pier Giorgio Morandi Excerpts from operas by Catalani, Giordano, Leon- cavallo, Mascagni, Ponchielli, Puccini and Verdi

30 & 31 July |Music

Album release concert Giannis Aggelakas – Nikos Veliotis Wolves in wonderland

4 & 5 August |Opera

Premiere Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra George Petrou – Marianna Calbari Il ritorno d’ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi

8 August | Opera

Athens State Orchestra – Stefanos Tsialis Beethoven 250 years Works by Beethoven and Shostakovich

Start: 9pm | early arrival 90′ earlier required due to health protocol measures Odeon of Herodes Atticus Access from the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street. Metro station: Aropoli. Accessibility for persons with disabilities (more information on the Festival website).

Tickets points of sale: Athens & Epidaurus Festival main box office: 39 Panepistimiou st (inside Pesmazoglou arcade), Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm Online sales Over-the-phone reservations +30 210 3272000 ( Mon-Sun 9am-9pm) Persons with disabilities +30 210 3221897, (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)


The events of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival will be realized in compliance with the special directives of the health authorities. Public health and a sense of responsibility towards audiences and artists take precedence over all other matters.

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