Athens & Epidaurus Festival

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Country and Region GreeceAttica
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Athens, Attica; and Epidaurus, Peloponnesus, Greece
Festival Contact Information

Hellenic Festival S.A.
Athens Epidaurus Festival
23, Hadjichristou & Makriyanni str.
11 742 Athens
Phone: (30) 192 82 900
Fax: (30) 192 82 941

Festival Description

The Athens Epidaurus Festival is the oldest and most established cultural institution in Greece. It has taken place since 1955 and includes various forms of art, both modern and classic, mainly music, ballet and theatre. The Festival has hosted some of the leading lights of theatre, music and dance including—Mitropoulos, Maria Callas, Rostropovich, Pavarotti, Leonidas Kavakos, Dimitris Sgouros, Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Savvopoulos, Protopsalti, Dalaras, Marinella, Rondiris, Koun, Streller, Peter Hall, Noh theatre, Bunraku puppet theatre, and the Peking Opera, Balanchine, Pina Bausch, Nureyev, Fonteyn, Martha Graham, and Alicia Alonso. Athens Epidaurus Festival is a venture with an eventful past often clouded by events in Greece’s recent history—a venture that has taken on a youthful vitality and openness.

Festival Dates June 22 - July 31, 2012
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Practical Info:

  • On-line bookings
    • Tickets can be purchased on-line until 2:00pm on the day of the performance at
  • Phone bookings
    • +30 210 - 32 72 000
  • In person bookings
    • Central Athens
      39 Panepistimiou Street (inside the Pesmazoglou Arcade)
      Hours—Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-2:30pm
    • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
      Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street
      Hours—9:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm Daily
    • Ancient Epidaurus Theatre
      Argolis Prefecture, Peloponnesus
      Hours—Monday - Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm, Friday - Saturday 9:30am-9:30pm


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