All News on Entertainment in Greece

Release Festival | Athens | June 7-30

The dates and lineup for what has grown to become Greece's biggest rock festival, Release, have been announced and tickets are on sale, with early bird discounts and package deals taking some of the sting out of the prices.

Haydn's ‘Creation’ | Athens | April 6

The Athens Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Brian Kay, with Sarah Power (soprano), William Wallace (tenor) and Frederick Long (bass-baritone), perform Joseph Haydn's iconic oratorio "The Creation" 220 years after its first public performance at Vienna's old Burgtheater, at the Athens Concert Hall on Saturday, April 6.

Greece's Consulate in Boston to hold annual Marathon wreath ceremony on April 11

The Consul General of Greece in Boston, Stratos Efthymiou, will present the Boston Athletic Association with olive branch wreaths to crown the four first place winners of the 2019 Boston Marathon, during the annual Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony that it will be held on April 11, according to a press release by the greek Consulate on Thursday.

Vogue magazine makes comeback in Greece as debt crisis ebbs

Fashion magazine Vogue hit the newsstands in Greece on Sunday, relaunched after a seven-year absence as publishers bet that the country's economic recovery after a debt crisis will revive an appetite for glossy fashion and lifestyle prints.

Vogue Greece will be the luxury magazine's 26th international edition, run by a 29-year old editor-in-chief Thaleia Karafyllidou.

Destinations | Athens | To July 14

The exhibition "Destinations," currently on display at Athens International Airport, offers viewers a sense of the magic of theater through precious items used in memorable productions by the National Theater of Greece. Costumes and rare photographic material from the NTG's archives shed light on significant moments in the history of this great cultural institution. 

The Greek contribution to Skopje's modern identity

I first visited Skopje in 1997 to attend a peace concert by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. It had all the elements to become a charming city with a strong modernist identity, expanding on the reconstruction that was carried out with the help of Greek architect Constantinos Doxiadis after the devastating earthquake in 1963.

Nick Waterhouse | Athens & Thessaloniki | March 30 & 31

Known for his evocative blend of classic rock'n'roll with garage and soul, LA-based singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse is coming back to Greece after a sold-out show in 2017 to perform at Athens's Fuzz Club and Thessaloniki's Fix Factory on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, respectively.

Iranian Music Tribute | Athens | March 18

The Athens Concert Hall pays tribute to the traditional music of Iran in a concert organized in cooperation with the Middle Eastern country's embassy in Greece, on Monday, March 18. The show aims to highlight Iran's rich heritage of music and poetry, with a selection of songs that stand out for their lyricism, performed by a sextet on traditional instruments. Doors open at 8.30 p.m.

Leszek Mozdzer | Athens | March 16

Marking the centennial of diplomatic relations between Poland and Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center presents a concert by celebrated Polish jazz pianist, composer and producer Leszek Mozdzer, in cooperation with the Embassy of Poland in Athens.

Animation Festival | Athens | To March 17

Greece's biggest animation film festival, the Athens Animfest, is back with a special tribute on the subject of the labor market and equal opportunities for young people and women. Running through Sunday, March 17, the event is showcasing more than 350 animated shorts from Greece and 55 other countries at six public venues.

'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis undergoes surgery

"Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone surgery in Athens to have a pacemaker installed.
A hospital statement says Theodorakis, who is 94, had the operation Friday and is recuperating in his room.
Theodorakis won international acclaim and inspired millions at home with his prolific work and political defiance during Greece's 1967-74 military dictatorship.

Note to readers

Due to the Clean Monday public holiday, Kathimerini English Edition and the International New York Times will not circulate in Greece on March 11.
The INYT will be published on its own on Tuesday. We will back on Wednesday.