Athens bonus! Free events at the Hellenic Festival

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The Parthenon, Athens

It’s been many years since Athens and greater Greece experienced the Hellenic Dynasty, but today the city celebrates its ancient history with the annual Hellenic Festival.

The festival, now in its 51st year, offers four months of events, from May through September. The line-up of this year’s Epidaurus Festival runs the gamut from professional stagings of plays like Oedipus and Euripides to performances by renowned artists like ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. Many events do require tickets, which range in price from €2-40. But, installations, exhibits, and some theater workshops are free and open to the public. A few, like the theater workshop on Greek tragedies, require reservations in advance.

For more information, visit the Hellenic Festival’s web site.

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  1. Sounds like the summer is the perfect time to make your way to Athens! It’s always fun to run into festivals, celebrations, and holidays conveniently when traveling. You don’t expect it and there’s so many cultural events and good food to enjoy — it makes for some great memories and beautiful photos of your travels.


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