All News on Entertainment in Greece

Costa-Gavras: ‘What we have here is a film, a show’

Costa-Gavras sat patiently in one of the many lounges of the Hotel Excelsior on the Lido in Venice, taking questions from successive groups of three or four journalists. He looked tired, but also happy, smiling.

Villagers of Ioannina City | Athens | September 22

Psychedelic folk-rock act the Villagers of Ioannina City electrifies the traditional tunes of northwestern Greece's Epirus region, creating a whole new sound. The act will perform older numbers as well as tracks from its new album, "Age of Aquarius," along with a 10-member band at the Vrachon Theater on Sunday, September 22. The show starts at 9.30 p.m.

Emma Shapplin | Athens | November 15 & 16

French pop opera diva Emma Shapplin returns to Greece for two appearances at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the annual Christmas Theater program of cultural events. The artist will present a grand spectacular dedicated to love songs, with a cast of 100 that includes an orchestra and choir. For tickets, visit or call 11876.

Pilobolus | Athens | October 18-20

The wildly popular American dance theater group Pilobolus returns to Greece next month with "Come to Your Senses," to be performed at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the annual Christmas Theater program of cultural events. The show features Pilobolus classics alongside two new works, including its first-ever women's trio, and combines the arts of dance, video installation and theater.

Yiannis Haroulis | Thessaloniki | September 18

Folk-rock act Yiannis Haroulis, a skilled hand at the Cretan lute and an artist inspired by that island's musical heritage, will perform at the Seikh Sou Forest (Dasos) Theater on Wednesday, September 18. Presenting new and older work, Haroulis is joined by a seven-member band. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Chainides | Thessaloniki | September 15

Cretan folk band Chainides has teamed up with the Ki'omos Kinite acrobatics/dance team in a novel interpretation of the early 17th century pastoral romance "Erotokritos" by Cretan writer Vitsenzos Kornaros. The performance aims to illustrate how the island's traditional music helped shape its language.

Pyx Lax | Thessaloniki | September 13

Enduring Greek rock act Pyx Lax, a band that gave the public memorable tunes such as the ballad "Monaxia Mou Ola" and boasts three gold and five platinum albums, will be performing at Thessaloniki's Gis Theater on Friday, September 13, as part of its summer tour.

BIFE-SIM 2019 furniture fair opened on Thursday at Romexpo

The international trade fair for furniture, equipment and accessories - BIFE-SIM 2019 opened its gates on Thursday in Bucharest at Romexpo and over 230 Romanian and international companies are exhibiting various styles of furniture, from classic to modern, from solid wood to the one combined with glass or leather, or even hand-painted.

Sokratis Malamas | Thessaloniki | September 11

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Sokratis Malamas presents a program of his most popular tunes and personal favorites at the Seikh Sou Forest (Dasos) Theater on Wednesday, September 11. He will be joined on stage by vocalist Ioanna Karapataki, an artist with whom he has been working for the past two years, as well as a seven-member band.

Singer-songwriter Lavrentis Machairitsas dies aged 63

Singer-songwriter Lavrentis Machairitsas has died aged 63, apparently of heart failure. 

Machairitsas, who had been vacationing at his summer home in the area of Ptelos, Magnisia, was transferred to Volos hospital early on Monday morning and passed away at 6.30 a.m., 

Anna Vissi Charity Concert | Mati | September 7

Greek-Cypriot pop star Anna Vissi is dedicating an evening of her summer concert tour to the eastern Attica town of Mati, which was devastated by a wildfire last year. Vissi, who represented Greece at the Eurovision song contests of 1980 and 2006, and Cyprus in 1982, is credited with being one of the key proponents in the explosion of the Greek pop scene in the 1990s.

Charity Concert | Athens | September 9

Skai TV's annual concert in aid of the Oloi Mazi Boroume (Together We Can) social campaign, which provides help and support to the people worst affected by Greece's economic crisis, returns to the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) on Monday, with a tribute to the 72-year-old Greek composer and bouzouki master Christos Nikolopoulos.

Tax authority: Romania no longer among EU states to experience tax gap widening

Romania is no longer among the countries that experience the widening of the tax gap, said the National Tax Administration Agency (ANAF), referring to the European Commission's recent VAT Gap report. For Romania, the figures show that the fiscal gap remained approximately steady at 35.8 percent in 2016 and 35.5 percent in 2017 (the numbers are rounded off to 36 percent for both years).

Adults in the theaters

The film has been dismissed outright and its director, Costa-Gavras, until recently hailed as one of Greece's top filmmakers, is suddenly being accused by some of getting carried away. Why?

Sisters of Mercy | Thessaloniki & Athens | September 12 & 13

English goth rock band the Sisters of Mercy are set to return to Greece for two big shows at Thessaloniki's Fix Factory of Sound on September 12 and Athens' Gazi Music Hall the following night as part of a tour of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America.