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September in Athens, the Greeks are now starting to greet one another with kalo himona, ([have a] good winter), I’m reminded that it’s time to check out my favorite billboards around town, my number source for bouzoukia lineups … And of course once again, EVERYONE, meaning, ALL of the greatest Greek singers (except for Yiannis Poulopoulos, the Greek singer to whom I attribute my love of all things Greek. And the singer who, from this point forward, I will personally begin a campaign to get to return to the performance stage, but that is another post).

REMEMBER LAST YEAR’S BRIEF TANGENT? Last year I was in Athens too long, I became 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. This year, I’ve been here less time, so I guess I am just becoming Greek and that explains my use of the word, “everyone”..

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.

***Note: We’re still compiling and updating the list, so sign up for updates in the top right corner of the page to be notified as new info is added.




How much?

Anna Vissi

Opens November 6, 2009

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Pireos 166



Dimitris Kontogiannis, Yorgos Xintaris and Katerina Tsiridou



Ironda 8

Kalimarmaro, Pagrati


Thursday thru Saturday


Traditional Greek menu

Drinks 10 euro

Wine from 30 euro

Whiskey from 90 euro

Sakis Arseniou, Elena Metaxa, Kyriakos Kyanos with special guest Katerina Stanisi Caramela Live

Sygrou 165



Begins September 17, 2009

Early November opening with a Surpise –


259 Sygrou Avenue

Nea Smyrni


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


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


Thursday thru Saturday

Full kitchen

Drinks 10 euro

Wine from 40 euro

Whiskey from 100 – 120 euro


Giannis Parios, Nikos Oikonomopoulos


& Lagoumitzi 25,

Friday to Sunday
Stamatis Gonidis, Eleana Papaionnou, Ioakim Fokas


116 Syggrou, Fix (Athens)

+30 210/92 48 211.

Thursday € 15, Friday, Saturday € 20, Whiskey from € 170 & 190), wine € 90. Fri.-Sun.

Andreas Stamos and Giorgos Giannias


Poseidonos 35


+30-210-98 43 630,
210-98 43 250

  Tuesday to Sunday  
Whiskey from € 150 & 170)
Opening October 23, 2009

Kostas Makedonas – Giota Negka

[REMBETIKA/LAIKA MUSIC REVUE, CONCERT HALL located in the Skopefterio Park]


Skopeftirio, Kaisariannis


Opening October 23, 2009


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

Dimitris Mitropanos & Peggy Zina!!!

Opening October 30, 2009


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

Opening October 30, 2009

Thursday thru Saturday

Drinks at the bar 20 euro,

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

Nikos Terzis


Pireos 142 at Petro Ralli


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

Whiskey 180 – 200 euro

Wine 100 euro for 2 people


Eleni Dimou every Tuesday night – opening October 20, 2009

Kuttaro LIVE!

48 Epeirou & Acharnon, Athens

210/ 8224134, 210 / 8822460

Every Tuesday night beginning October 20, 2009

€15 Euro



Opening October 16, 2009




Odemisiou 9 (Near East Foundation at Ethnikis Andistaseos)



Opening night is Wednesday October 16, 2009

Thursday thru Saturday nights

Sunday afternoons

Full kitchen (see their website for a menu)

Drinks 10 euro

Wine 50 euro

Whiskey 120 euro



Iera Odos 22, Gkazi (Botanikos)

Wednesday thru Saturday

Drinks at the bar 15 euro,

Wine for 2 people 70 euro, whiskey 140 euro

Opening in October, no exact date yet – Sign up for updates to this page to be notified when new info is added





Empedokleous & Prokou 41, Plateia Varnava, Pagrati


Friday – Saturday nights

Sunday afternoon full menu 18 – 20 euro

Full kitchen Drinks 10 euro

Wine from 30 euro

Whiskey from 100 euro

Opening October 22, 2009 – with Vangelis Korakakis and Lakis Halkias



Lisikratous 19 (at Amalias), Plaka


Thursday through Saturday nights from 21:30

Sunday afternoon from 14:00

Full kitchen

Wine 45 euro

Whiskey 110 euro

Menu- 28 – 35 euro



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)



Aggion Asomaton 1, Thissio


 Thursday thru Saturday  Cover 20 euro



Pireos 138, Athens

210 3476606, 210 – 3476772

Margaritis, Tsalikis & Karagotis


3 Poseidonos, Kalamaki


Thursday to Saturday

Entrance: 15 euro, 20 euro on Saturday

Φιάλη: 160 και 180 ευρώ

Opening September 25, 2009



Formionos 131



Friday and Saturday

Drinks 12 euro

Whiskey 100 euro

Wine 40 euro

Appetizer, snack menu

Giorgos Marinis, Elena Basi and Nikos Apergis

Opens September 18, 2009

VIP Skyladiko

338 Sygrou

Tel. reservations:
210 9570400, 210 9519219, 210 9562241

Natasia Theodoridou

Votanikos Opens October 9, 2009


72 Iera Odos & Spyrou Patsi

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

Opening October 9, 2009

Wednesday thru Saturday

Cover 15 euro

Drinks 20 euro

Whiskey 190 – 200 euro

Wine for 2 people 85 euro

Entrance 20 euro (with drink)

Dimitra Galani and Eleni Tsaligopoulou


16 Iera Odos 16, Athens

Opening November 6, 2009

Thursday, 22:30

Friday – Saturday, 23:00



By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!

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11 thoughts on “Athens music: Clubs, bouzoukias, fall, winter 2009 – 2010”
  1. hy there!
    knows somebody if marinella will singing this winter in any club? and…if the answer is “yes” when it be started?
    thx, alex

  2. Hy Carole!
    My name is Adrian and i’m writting you from Romania. You know…i’m a fan of greek musik (we’ve spoken about the concert im memoriam Kazantzidis, and i was in Thessaloniki at the show).
    I want to ask you if you know anything about some winter-shows with Remos, Parios or Marinella…i don’t find them on the tabel:(
    I’m just waiting to come in Athens to a night club! Maybe i’ll come to Anna Vissi.
    kind regards from BUcharest,

  3. hi carole, your fans in israel are waiting for an update of this club post, so we can start making plans for a winter vacation in athens. please include your personal recommendations, as we find them great!
    thanks, michal

    1. Hi Michal – I’m on the lookout … driving up and down Pireos street on a daily basis, watching for the next banner or billboard to appear … I keep hoping to see Marinella or Remos’ faces smiling down on from the poles lining the center of the road, alas, they are conspicuously missing … Makes me wonder ….

  4. Hi,

    Are there any chances to see Nikos Oikonomopoulos in a bouzukia club or in a concert this winter? I am a fan and would like so much to see him live!
    Thanks a lot, Raluca

    1. Hello Raluca
      Finally – one that i’m able to provide information about!! Nikos Oikonomopoulos with Giannis Parios at Fever, Located at Sygrou and Lagoumitzi 25 – Friday to Sundays. I’ll work on more details and add it to the Bouzoukia post.

  5. hello carole!
    isn’t antonis remos singing this season in one club?
    greetings from romania!

  6. Hello! I was wondering where could I get list of performers who will be singing in Athens this summer, i will be there in the beginning of July.
    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Tania
      Are you looking for a list of performers singing at clubs or are you looking for concerts? There are a number of outdoor festivals and there are all of the clubs along the coast … Where you looking for someone in particular?

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