Festivals

1. Epidaurus Festival

If you are into drama, then the centre of your attention will be the Epidaurus Festival in the Peloponnese. Ancient drama reopened in 1955 and it has been captivating the audience and receiving enthusiastic reviews from all around the world ever since. Throughout all these years, some of the leading lights of theater, music, and dance were hosted in this stone theater of unique acoustics, leaving a lasting impression. Great Greek actors, such as Minotis, Paxinou, Synodinou, Katrakis, Pappa, Koun, and soprano Maria Callas are only a few of the performers that have shined in this theater. Today, the festival’s horizons have been broadened, since it has been hosting productions of other theatrical organizations, even from abroad, that stage Shakespeare’s works, ancient plays, opera, and ballet performances that are all so appealing to your taste in arts.

What: Art/Ancient Drama
Where: Epidaurus
When:  Each August and September
Information: 
greekfestival.gr

2. Nafplion Festival

If you are a music lover, then this unique festival that’s held each year in Nafplio will fascinate you. This famous festival is being held every summer, since 1992, under the auspices of the municipality and in cooperation with the famous pianist John Vakarelis, as the artistic director. It hosts international renowned classical music orchestras and a number of famous Greek and foreign artists. The city fills with timeless masterpieces that are heard in various romantic corners, such as Vouleftiko, Palamidi, and the square of Agios Georgios. On top of it all, the moonlight light up the majestic monuments and castles of Nafplio and this festival lights up your summer nights.

What: Classical Music
Where: Nafplio
When:  The last days of June 
Information: nafplionfestival.gr

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