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Javier Calleja | Myconos | To July 24

Spaniard Javier Calleja presents a new series of works completed during his residence as a guest artist at the Dio Horia Gallery in what is his first solo exhibition in Greece.

Greek Expressionism | Athens | To January 5, 2020

The Athens Municipal Gallery pays tribute to often overlooked yet important Greek artists who were active in the second half of the 20th century with "Exception: Aspects of Expressionism in Greece." The main part of the exhibition is dedicated to painter Giorgos Bouzianis and engraver Giorgos Economidis, local pioneers of the the expressionist scene developed in Germany and France, as well as t

Jazz in July | Crete | July 1-20

Greece's largest island welcomes the 8th Jazz in July Festival in the charming old village of Vamos. The festival gets under way at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 1, with three Greek jazz musicians - Nikos Touliatos, Yotis Kiourtsoglou and Anatoly Vapirov.

Rebetiko Festival | Syros | July 1-6

Rebetiko, Greece's answer to the blues which emerged around the middle of the 19th century as more and more people moved from the countryside to the cities, is the subject of a festival on the island of Syros for seven days from July 1 to 6. The festival will feature concerts and theatrical shows, an exhibition of folk instruments and master workshops.

Locomondo | Athens | July 1

Known for its fusion of Greek and Caribbean sounds, six-man band Locomondo is bringing its special blend of reggae, ska, rock and Latin to the Petra Theater, a quarry-turned-outdoor venue in Petroupoli, northwestern Athens, on Monday, July 1.

Left-wing McCarthyism

During Greece's economic crisis, the country saw the evolution of a new kind of journalism which considers attacks on the traditional media as its mission. It comes as no surprise that Kathimerini's culture of pluralism is viewed by the representatives of this kind of journalism as alien.

Alice in Chains | Athens | June 24

Seattle-based grunge legends Alice in Chains headline the Release Athens Festival on Monday, June 24, where the setlist will include numbers that helped shape what was an exciting new genre in the 1990s as well as songs from their latest album, the critically acclaimed "Rainier Fog." The two other acts set to take the stage on the night both specialise in stoner rock: California's Fu Manchu and

Propaganda and information

Recently we have been witness to a contest between Greece's two main political parties, Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and New Democracy (ND), over which is worse in terms of their authoritarian handling of the media.

European Music Day | Greece | June 21

European Music Day will be extra special this year as the popular institution celebrates its 20th anniversary. Here in Greece, 48 towns, cities and other locations will be hosting more than 400 artists from different parts of the world - from full orchestras to small ensembles, solo artists and DJs - at 270 venues, from June 21 to 23.

Beth Hart | Athens | June 27

Four years after appearing in Greece for the first time in a sellout performance, American blues-rock artist Beth Hart returns for a single show at the Melina Mercouri Vrachon Theater in Athens.

James & Shame | Thessaloniki | June 7

Popular English rock band James is returning to Greece with its latest album, "Living in Extraordinary Times," as well as older favorites, for a show at Thessaloniki's Fix Factory of Sound on Friday, June 7, before heading to Athens for the Release Festival the following night.

Valerios Kaloutsis | Rethymno | To June 16

The landscapes of Crete, human interventions in the island's environment, the movement and reflection of light, rock textures and the rich underwater world are some of the themes found in the work of Valerios Kaloutsis (1927-2014), one of Greece's first visual artists to develop an awareness on the subject of environmental destruction.

Nostos Festival | Athens | June 23-30

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) is an international multifaceted arts, sports and education event. With free admission, the festival aspires to become a friendly creative platform where people of all ages can express themselves and exchange ideas. Events take place from June 23 to 30.

Deus | Athens | May 31

Belgian rock band Deus, a favorite in Greece since its early days in the 1990s, is stopping at the Fuzz Club in Athens on its 20th anniversary tour for a career-spanning set that will revisit hits such as "Suds and Soda," "Instant Street" and "Nothing Really Ends." Tickets cost 33 euros and are available at or by calling 11876.

ADD Festival | Athens | May 25-26

ADD, Greece's biggest electronic music festival, returns to Athens for its second edition on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, and this year's events will be taking place on the site of the old airport at Elliniko on the capital's southern coast.