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ATHENS CULTURAL EVENTS
HELLENIC FESTIVAL

CULTURAL EVENTS IN ATHENS
THE HELLENIC FESTIVAL

ATHENS FESTIVAL:
athens festivalsThe Athens Festival, established in 1955, is held in summer (June - September) at the open air Roman Herodus Atticus Odeon. It is one of Europe's major festivals. Some of the best Greek and foreign groups and artists perform classical and modern music, opera, dance and theatre. The Festival in summer holds important cultural events at the Lykavittos theatre.
Hellenic Festival S.A.: Makriyianni Str and 23, Hadjichristou Str, 117 42 Athens; information and reservations tel. 210 9282900 fax 210 9292933
Central ticket office: 39, Panepistimiou Str. (in the arcade); tel. 210 3221459; opening hours: 08:30 - 16:00 (Monday to Friday) 09:00 -14:30 (Saturdays)
The Odeion of Herodes Atticus ticket office: tel. 210 32 32 771 opening hours: 09:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 -21:00
Lykavittos theatre ticket office: tel. 210 7227233, 210 7227209
THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL: Vas. Sofias Str. & Kokkali Str, 115 21 Athens; information - reservations tel. 210 7282333 website: www.megaron.gr
Central ticket office: opening hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00; Saturday 10:00 -14:00 and
18:00 - 20:30; Sunday 18:00 - 20:30
Ticket office in the city centre:

THE NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE:
The oldest opera theatre in Greece. Opera and ballet performances and music concerts are held in its two auditoria, ("Olympia" and "Acropol" theatre)
(website: www.nationalopera.gr)
The "Olympia" Theatre: 59, Akadimias Str, 106 79 Athens, information - reservations
tel. 210 3612461, 210 3643725 fax 210 3612461
The "Acropol" Theatre:
9-11, Ippokratous Str, 106 79 Athens; information - reservations tel. 210 3643700, 210 3608666 fax 210 3609003

LYKEION TON HELLINIDON (Lyceum Club of Greek Women): Founded in 1910 by the first Greek feminist K. Paren, the Lykeion ton Hellinidon seeks to preserve Greek folk custom, research and study different varieties of Greek national dress, record Greek folk music, and study and perform Greek folk dances. The Lyceum's museum exhibits a valuable collection of genuine Greek dresses from every part of the country. Members of the Lyceum's folk dance group wear valuable dresses during performances in Greece and abroad (14, Dimokritou Str, Kolonaki; tel. 210 3639704).
DORA STRATOU THEATRE: tel. 210 3244395, 210 9214650, fax 210 3246921

ATHENS MUNICIPALITY CULTURAL ORGANISATION: stages cultural and sporting events. information: tel. 210 3621601, 210 3630706, fax 210 3614358

OPEN AIR CINEMAS:
rank among Greece's attractions. Athenians in summer evenings like to see a movie in a garden with trees and flowers, beneath a starlit sky. In Greece films are not dubbed. Foreign films have Greek subtitles.

Athens Greece Guide 2003-2007

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