All News on Entertainment in Greece

Quadruple Opening | Athens | June 7

The Athens-Epidaurus Festival ( is inaugurating its program at the cool Pireos 260 venue with a feast of shows for the week starting on June 7. On Stage D, avant-garde Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is making his Greek debut with a performance expressing his opposition to Moscow and its invasion of Ukraine.

Warhaus | Thessaloniki & Athens | May 19 & 20

Belgian singer-songwriter Maarten Devoldere, known as the frontman of Balthazar, comes to Greece as a solo act, Warhaus, to perform at Thessaloniki's WE venue ( and Athens' Gazarte ( the following night. With romantic rock music that has been described as "dark and sexy," the act will be performing tracks from his last album, 2022's "Ha Ha Heartbreak" and older tunes.

Gregory Porter | Athens | June 24

Two-time Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter is coming to Greece for the first time, with a single show at the Herod Atticus Theater, as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival (

Picturesque Greek doors inspire Washington photo show

The Greek Embassy in Washington, DC, is unveiling an exhibition of photographs by Dody Tsiantar, a journalist and retired adjunct professor at Columbia University Journalism School.

"Glimpses of Greece: Door Portraits," comprises a collection of shots taken by Tsiantar on her cellphone camera while traveling around the country.

‘Medea’ through Castorf’s perspective

The five lead actresses in this year's "Medea" performance directed by Frank Castorf at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus as part of the Athens Festival: (l-r) Evdokia Roumelioti, Maria Nafpliotou, Sofia Kokkali, Angeliki Papoulia and Stefania Goulioti. The play staged by the German director based on Euripides' "Medea" is expected to be one of the top artistic events of the year in Greece.

Influential composer Yannis Markopoulos hospitalized

One of Greece's most influential composers of the 20th century, Yannis Markopoulos, was admitted on Friday to the intensive care unit of the Alexandra General Hospital in Athens after complications that occurred during treatment of the cancer he has been suffering from for the last year. 

Evia film festival is back

Our trip to North Evia last year for the Evia Film Project of the Thessaloniki Film Festival stirred up mixed emotions. On the one hand, we felt sadness and anger at the obvious and immense ecological destruction caused by the massive 2021 wildfires in the area.

Steve Coleman | Athens | May 5

American saxophonist, composer, bandleader, music theorist and MacArthur Fellow Steve Coleman and his band the Five Elements are coming to Greece for the first time, to appear at Gazarte ( Hailed as the "master of groove," Coleman promises an uplifting show for fans and new initiates.

Greeks Fear for Fate of Historic Athens Cinemas

EFKA argued that such a status would deter investors from putting money into the Astor building, and that, in the case of Ideal, the new owner's business plan foresees the cinema remaining. But its objection has raised suspicions.

Cultural Festival | Athens & Epidaurus | Summer

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Greece's biggest annual cultural event, has announced its program for the summer of 2023 and it's packed with amazing shows by local and foreign companies and acts. The festival is spread out across the stunning Herod Atticus Theater, the cool Pireos 260 theater complex and the spectacular Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, among other venues.

S&P points to upcoming rating upgrade

Standard & Poor's refrained from granting investment grade to the Greek economy on Friday, but showed it intends to do so in its next rating action, as it upgraded Greece's outlook from "Stable" to "Positive," in a move largely expected by markets.

Despina Geroulanou, a Benaki Museum Trustee, dies at 65

Despina Geroulanou, member of the Benaki Museum Board of Trustees and, recently, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, has died at the age of 65.

The cause of death was lung disease; she had been hospitalized for a month.

James | Athens | July 10

Ever-popular UK rock act James is coming to Greece to celebrate its 40th anniversary since coming together in Manchester in 1982, with a special concert at the open-air Herod Atticus Theater. The band will be appearing at the stunning, Roman-era theater with a 22-member orchestra and choir for an orchestral set spanning all 16 of its studio releases.

Pontes & Frangoulis | Athens | May 9 & 10

Fado crossover sensation Dulce Pontes will join acclaimed tenor Mario Frangoulis on stage at the Athens Concert Hall ( for two nights on May 9 and 10, from an original plan for a single show. Their program is dedicated to the ports of the Mediterranean, with ballads from their native Portugal and Greece, but also from Italy, Spain, Corsica and more.

Jazzy Hadjidakis | Athens | April 7

The respected Dimitris Kalantzis Quartet will be putting a jazzy spin on the work of legendary composer Manos Hadkidakis at the Parnasos Literary Society (tickets from on April 7. The show is based on the successful 2011 album "Mano's," the first jazz record to go platinum in Greece.