Summer Festivals and Exhibitions in Athens and Thessaloniki – reasons to stay a little longer!
Greece is more than sun and beaches alone. It has green mountains, rivers whose waters are so cold that they take your breath away, it even has ski resorts (bet you hadn’t thought of that, eh?) and it has Culture. Lots of it, but what did you expect from a country that has such deep cultural roots going back thousands of years, starting at the Minoan civilization in Crete? Each aspect of culture is regularly celebrated in Greece with an exhibition or a festival and we thought you might want to celebrate with us! Have a look at the list below to see which events are on or coming up next month!
Summer Festivals and Exhibitions in Athens and Thessaloniki
If you are a fan of Gothic horror, then you shouldn’t miss the Athens Open Air Film Festival. It will give you the shivers and will make your blood curdle, even on a hot summer night! It will be a unique and unforgettable experience, to sit outside and gaze at the stars while watching a horror movie… Check the website linked in the title for the movies that will be screened and the venues.
This festival focuses on contemporary photography and 85 photographers from 30 countries have their work on display at the Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe, 138 Pireos & Andronikou Str.
A unique presentation of over 200 personal belongings of the famous Greek opera singer who died 40 years ago.
Two artists and a writer met about 40 years ago. Through the display of works of art, extracts from texts, photographs, letters, manuscripts and publications, we follow their relationship and their artistic and literary careers, with their love of Greece always a common denominator. The exhibition will travel afterwards at the British Museum in London and is accompanied by a bilingual publication with texts by the editors and a lot of photographic material.
Artists such as Tsarouchis, Mytaras, Fassianos, Bost, Zouni, Ventouras and Gaitis have had a large impact on 20th century art and their work can be admired at the Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 159A, Agiou Dimitriou, Thessaloniki.
The successful music festival at Sani Hill, at the renowned Sani Resort in Halkidiki, is celebrating its 25th year of existence. Check out their website for more information and enjoy jazz, international sounds, Greek music or some classical notes. Do not miss the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra with its Homage to the famous Greek opera singer Maria Callas on 19 August!
Which festivals in Athens or Thessaloniki are you going to visit? Do you have some other similar event you would recommend?