Monthly Archives: July 2012

AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 121

June 24- July 7

Theatrical performance in English!
Socrates now

Witness history’s most famous defense as Socrates goes on trial for his life. Discover his humour, wit, cutting logic, and his essential ideas on virtue, justice, civic duty, love of life and country.

Start: June 24- July 7/ daily at 21:00

Place: Athens University Museum (5 Tholou Street in Plaka)

Entrance: Adults – 15 euro, students – 10 euro/ drinks included!    

5 July- 7 July

Jazz live music!!

The party is an amazing Jazz bar with live music every Friday and great atmosphere!!

5 July, Thursday,  22:00 – Jungle of illutions

6 July, Friday, 23:00 – Swing Generis

7 July, Saturday, 23:00 –  Acoustica

Place: the party. Address: 31 Karaiskaki st, Psyri. Entrance: 2 euro

6 July- 8 July

Antiracist Festival of Athens

With music, workshops, kitchen, perfomances…

Center stage –  concerts

Friday, July 6, 9.30 pm:     

The Last Drive, Deus Ex Machina, No Mind, The Raindogs, Pink Tank, Project

Saturday, July 7, 9.30 pm:

Bandista (10-member band from Turkey), Air & Father Anna Goula, Stacy feat. Martha Fritzila, Themos Skandamis, Radio Sol

Sunday, July 8, 9.30 pm:

Maria Farantouri, Savina Yannatou, Encardia, Eleanor Kouneni

Place: Goudy park. Address: 10 mins from metro Kataxaki, check the map.

Entrance: free

5 July- 11 July

Salmon fishing in Yemen
Open-air Cinema


The successful ichthyologist Dr Alfred Jones, comes to discover through a series of challenges and upheavals that sometimes the impossible becomes possible.

Every Monday – reduced price!!

Open-air cinema with a view to Acropolis!!

Start: Thursday 21 June – till 4 July; 20:50 & 23:10  Place: Open-air cinema Thissio  Address: 7, Ap. Pavlou Str., Thissio. Entrance:  Monday – 5.5 euro, all other days – 8 euro, students: 6 euro

10 July

Carousel: Music tour in the Mediterranean

From the tarantella of southern Italy and Corsica polyphonic songs to the melodies of Spain and Portugal fados

Start: 10 July, 20:30

Place: Museum of Greek Folk Instruments  (Diogenes 1-3, Square Winds, Plaka)

Entrance: 10 euro    

11 July

11 July

Sasha Waltz & GuestsContemporary dancing

It  will take a place in the ancient theatre close to Acropolis!!

This event is organized by Athens festival, the most famous and magnificent one.

Sasha Waltz presents ritualistic choreography which negotiates the contrast between primal, instinctive emotion and the intellect by relating the individual to the group.

Start: 21:30 p.m.

Place: Odeon of Herodes Atticus Address Dionysiou Areopagitou St. close to Acropolis Entrance: 40, 35, 25, 20, upper tier 15, reduced – 15, 10 euro

28 June- September

Greek Dance Festival

The program changes every second Wednesday. Group of 75 dancers, musicians and singers. Each program includes popular stories, each one is presented with its own authentic costumes, musical instruments, songs and dances.

Place:Dora Stratou (Greek Dance) Theatre Address: Philopappou Hill. Strart:30 May – 23 Sep 2012; (except 16-17 June and 15-19 August due to elections)

Wednesday to Friday 21:30 (   Saturday and Sunday 20:15. Entrance:  15 euro, 10 (students)

Ongoing exhibitions

Art & Mathematics exhibition goes from the aesthetics of Art to the logic of Mathematics.

Don’t miss  Escher’s optical illusions with a very good description of each!!

Escher/ Vasarely works


Start date: ongoing End date:  2013

Working hours:

Friday 13:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00-19:00

Place: Herakleidon Museum  Address 16 Herakleidon str. Thissio

The exhibition From Picasso to Koons. Artist’s Jewellery at Benaki Museum presents a selection of jewellery designed by some of the greatest artists of the second half of the 20th century and the start of the 21st.

Start date: 16 May 2012 End date: 2 Sep 2012

Working hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00

Thursday: 9:00 – 24:00

Sunday: 9:00 – 15:00

Place: Benaki Museum,Main Building . Address Koumpari Street& Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, m. Syntagma . Entrance: Full admission : € 7 Temporary Exhibition: € 5





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