Acropolis of Athens

Nigel Kennedy | Athens | October 7

Violin superstar Nigel Kennedy is headed to Athens' iconic Herod Atticus Theater to perform his revolutionary interpretation of an all-time classic, Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," of which Kennedy's recording has sold a Guinness record-breaking 4 million-plus copies since its release in 1989.

Minister reacts to photos of damp stains at British Museum's Parthenon marbles gallery

Greek Culture Minister Leda Mendoni on Wednesday reacted to a report on the news site based on a series of photographs taken by a group of Cretan tourists on a recent visit to the exhibit of the Parthenon marbles at the British Museum in London.

Archive | Athens & Thessaloniki | September 13 & 14

Progressive British rock band Archive celebrates its quarter-century anniversary with shows at the Herod Atticus Theater and the Principal Club in Thessaloniki on September 13 and 14, respectively. The 11-piece band has released 10 studio albums since 1994 and undergone several transformations in terms of both its music and members.

Classic Rock 3 | Athens | September 18

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Athens State Orchestra join forces for a rock celebration like no other. Hear rock anthems by AC/DC, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones performed by the talented symphony musicians, accompanied by special guests Ray Wilson of Genesis and Uli Jon Roth of the Scorpions. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Queen Symphonic – New Date | Athens | September 7 & 8

Due to popular demand, the organizers of the Queen Symphonic show at the Herod Atticus Theater have added another date, Sunday, September 8. In the concert, leading actors from the West End musical "We Will Rock You" are joined by a 60-member symphony orchestra in some of the best-loved songs of the great British rock band Queen.

Greece drafting bid for Parthenon sculpture loan from UK

Greece is preparing a formal request to borrow the British Museum's sculptures removed more than 200 years ago from the ancient Parthenon temple on Athens' Acropolis.
Culture Minister Lina Mendoni says her ministry is drafting a proposal for the loan, which would coincide with the 2021 bicentennial of the revolution that led to the formation of the modern Greek state.