Throughout the summer you’ll find festivals of music, dance and theatre at venues across Greece, with many of the events taking place at atmospheric outdoor venues. Some, in the resorts and islands, are unashamedly aimed at drawing tourists, others more seriously artistic. The granddaddy of them all is the Athens and Epiduarus Festival (), which has been running every summer for over fifty years, incorporating everything from open-air performances of Classical drama in ancient theatres to jazz and contemporary art. Others include:

Dhimitría Cultural Festival, Thessaloníki


Domus Festival, Náxos

July–early Sept

Ioánnina Folk Festival


Ippokrateia Festival, Kos


Iráklion Festival


Kalamáta Dance Festival


Kassándhra Festival, Halkidhikí

(held jointly in Síviri and Áfytos) July–Aug

Lefkádha Arts and Folklore festivals


Olympus Festival, Dhíon, Mt Olympus


Pátra International Festival


Pátra Film Festival


Philippi Festival, Thássos


Réthymnon Wine Festival


Sáni Jazz Festival, Halkidhikí


Sými Festival


Thessaloníki International Film Festival


Thíra Music Festival


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