It’s that time of year again, winter in Athens – my favorite time of all, since the theaters, clubs and concert halls have full schedules, and there is barely a night where there isn’t something worthwhile doing …. And of course, EVERYONE, meaning, ALL of the greatest Greek singers.

BRIEF TANGENT: Yes, I was in Athens too long this year, I’m becoming very Greek in my use of hyperbole – pronounced “hyperbally”, a word, which, appropriately enough comes from Greek word for excess … according to the Seventh Websters collegiate Dictionary, hyperbole is an extravagant exaggeration used as a figure of speech.

So, while I don’t literally mean every single Greek singer will be performing this winter, there will be enough scattered at clubs throughout the city, including several near our super luxe Athens Penthouses and Historical Homes, terrific self-catering vacation rentals in Athens where you can plant yourself while you explore the city. So, checkout this list or the Calendar of Events for the dates you’ll be in Athens, and plan on a Sunday afternoon lunch with laika/remibetika music or a late night show with Remos, Marinella, MItropanos or Plessas.

Who?

Where?

When?

How much?

Mimis Plessas, Giorgos Hatzinasios

ODISIA (ΩΔΗΣΙΑ)

Iera Odos 22, Gkazi (Botanikos)

210/34-63-308

Wednesday thru Saturday

Drinks at the bar 15 euro,

Wine for 2 people 70 euro, whiskey 140 euro

Pasxalis Terzis, Elena Paparizou, Manos Pirovolakis

 

IERA ODOS (ΙΕΡΑ ΟΔΟΣ)

Iera Odos 18 -20, Gkazi (Botanikos) 210/34-28-272-5

Thursday thru Saturday

Drinks at the bar 20 euro,

Wine for 2 people 100 euro, whiskey 200- 220 euro

Sofia Emfietzi, Katerina Tsiridou, Panagiotis Asteriadis, Alekos Varanakis

 

 

 

 

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC]

ATHINAIISA (ΑΘΗΝΑΙΪΣΑ)

Ironda 8

Kalimarmaro, Pagrati

210/72-42-172

Thursday thru Saturday

Traditional Greek menu

Drinks 10 euro

Wine from 30 euro

Whiskey from 90 euro

Dimitris Kontogiannis, Kostas Doumouliakas, Dimitra Kostaki, Giannis Divolis

 

 

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC]

EPTA NIXTES (ΕΠΤΑ ΝΥΧΤΕΣ), Ironda 6, Kalimarmaro, Pagrati

210/72-45-385

Thursday thru Saturday

Full kitchen

Drinks 10 euro

Wine from 40 euro

Whiskey from 100 – 120 euro

Julie Tisrou, Nikoleta Milionis, Thodoros Kazakos

 

 

 

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC]

PALIA MARKIZA

(ΠΑΛΗΑ ΜΑΡΚΙΖΑ)

Empedokleous & Prokou 41, Plateia Varnava, Pagrati

210/75-11-888

Friday – Saturday nights

Sunday afternoon full menu 18 – 20 euro

Full kitchen Drinks 10 euro

Wine from 30 euro

Whiskey from 100 euro

Sakis Rouvas, Betty & Matilda Maggira, Mihos Theocharis

 

[GREEK DANCE CLUB MUSIC]

STARZ

Aggion Asomaton 1, Thissio

210/32-34-553

Thursday thru Saturday

Cover 20 euro

Dimitris Basis with Sofia Papazoglou, Chrisoula Stefanaki, Iro Saia, Vaggelis Douvalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC REVUE, CONCERT HALL]

HARAMA (ΧΑΡΑΜΑ)

Skopeftirio, Kaisariannis

21-/76-69-742

Thursday thru Saturday at 23:00 (11 PM)

Sunday afternoons (2 PM)

Wine for 2 people from 70 euro

Whiskey 120 – 140 euro

Ask about 35 euro menu Fridays and Sunday with free drink

Vaggeli Korakakis with Giannis Dounias, Hara Pomoni, Stavroula Manolopoulou & Vasilis Korakakis

 

 

 

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC]

MAGIOPOULA

(ΜΑΓΙΟΠΟΥΛΑ )

Odemisiou 9 (Near East Foundation)

Kaisariannis

210/72-26-616

Thursday thru Saturday nights

Sunday afternoons

Full kitchen (see their website for a menu)

Drinks 10 euro

Wine 50 euro

Whiskey 120 euro

Babis Goles, Makis Stamoulis, Eleni Lazarous, Vasilis Skoutas, Dimitris Mitarakis, Vasilis Giannisis

 

 

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC]

TZIVARI (ΤΖΙΒΑΕΡΙ)

Formionos 131

Kaisariannis

210/76-01-732

Wednesday thru Saturday

Every Monday, Pl. Lalezas with traditional music starting at 9:30

Drinks 12 euro

Whiskey 100 euro

Wine 40 euro

Appetizer, snack menu

Mario and Giorgos Tzortzi, Giannis Karalis and Maria Vasilopoulou

PERIVOLI T’OURANOU

[ΠΕΡΙΒΟΛΙ Τ’ ΟΥΡΑΝΟΥ]

Lisikratous 19 (at Amalias), Plaka

210/32-35-517

 

Thursday through Saturday nights from 21:30

Sunday afternoon from 14:00

Full kitchen

Wine 45 euro

Whiskey 110 euro

Menu- 28 – 35 euro

Giannis Ploutarxos

 

REX

48 Panepistimiou street Athens

210/38-14-591, 210/38-25-842

Thursday thru Sunday

Cover 20 euro

Whiskey 170 euro

Wine for 2 people 85 euro

Entrance 20 euro (with drink)

Yiorgos Mazonakis, Natasa Theodoridou, Taba

 

VOTAKINOS

72 Iera Odos & Spyrou Patsi

210/34-73-835, 210-34-73-914, 697/4488401

Wednesday thru Saturday

Cover 15 euro

Drinks 20 euro

Whiskey 190 – 200 euro

Wine for 2 people 85 euro

Entrance 20 euro (with drink)

Eleana Papaioannou, Andreas Stamos, Christos Mindiatis

FRANGELICO

 

 

Dimitris Mitropanos, Manolis Lidakis, Babis Stokas, Eleonora Zouganeli

 

KENTRO ATHINON

Pireos 142 at Petro Ralli

30-210/34-54-888

Thursday thru Saturday Cover 20 euro with drink at the bar  (15 euro)

Whiskey 180 – 200 euro

Wine 100 euro for 2 people

 

Marinella, Parios

 

DIOGENIS STUDIO

259 Sygrou Avenue

Nea Smyrni

210/94-25-754

Thursday thrud Saturday

Cover 18 euro with drink at the bar, 12 euro on Thursday

Whiskey 195 – 220 euro

Wine 105 euro for 2 people