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

Sept–Nov

Domus Festival, Náxos

July–early Sept

Ioánnina Folk Festival

July

Ippokrateia Festival, Kos

July

Iráklion Festival

July–Aug

Kalamáta Dance Festival

July

Kassándhra Festival, Halkidhikí

(held jointly in Síviri and Áfytos) July–Aug

Lefkádha Arts and Folklore festivals

Aug

Olympus Festival, Dhíon, Mt Olympus

July–Aug

Pátra International Festival

July–Sept

Pátra Film Festival

Oct

Philippi Festival, Thássos

July–Aug

Réthymnon Wine Festival

July

Sáni Jazz Festival, Halkidhikí

July–Aug

Sými Festival

July–Aug

Thessaloníki International Film Festival

Nov

Thíra Music Festival

Aug–Sept

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