Celebrated the first Sunday before Lent, the lead-up to Apokries is three weeks of carnivals. Parades, costume balls, and other events are all part of the experience.
From mid-June to Mid-September, visitors can experience one of the most popular cultural events in Athens. Opera, classical music, jazz, ballet, and ancient theatre are all part of this festival, typically performed on the slopes of the Acropolis.
Independence Day and Evangelismos
This March 25 national holiday marking the revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1821 includes dances and parades.
August Full Moon Festival
The brightest moon of the year (check for exact date) is feted with several events each August. Many historical sites are open all night. To witness the moon hanging low over Athens' landmarks is truly a sight to behold!