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The Herodion – Herod Atticus Theater

June 7, 9, 11 & 13 – Greek National Opera presents Wagner’s Flying Dutchman 

June 14 – Guiseppe Verdi’s Requim

June 22 – Patti Smith

July 1 – Diana Krall


July 15 – 16 – Theatrical reading: Eleni by Evripidis – presented by Vasilis Nikolaidis




Epidaurus Festival 2013


The Epidaurus Festival runs from early July to the end of August this year, and  includes 2 ancient tragedies, a satirical drama, 2 Aristophanic comedies, a Menander, an experimental performance with extracts from three tragedie,  and a surprise …

July 5 & 6, 2013
Medea, Evripides favorite tragic heroine – directed by Spiros Evaggelatos.

July 12 & 13, 2013
Dionisis Savvopoulos, this time not only with music, but all directing Ploutos (Wealth).


July 19 & 20, 2013
The Cyprus Theatre Organisation presents Samia 

July 26 & 27, 2013
The State Theatre of Northern Greece presents in the Peace by Aristophanes

August 9 & 10, 2013
The National Theatre presents the Cyclops by Euripides, directed by Basil Paspavasileiou [2 & 3.08], and Trachiniae Sophocles directed by Thomas Moschopoulou

August 17, 2013
In celebration of August Fifteenth Holiday:  A surprise – the National Theater, under the direction of Nikos Karathanou, will present a lively production of the legendary Golfo at the ancient theater.

August 23 & 24, 2013
The Patras Municipal Regional Theatre brings the presents  the Trojan Women by Euripides 


August 31, 2013
The Festival ends with an experimental performance based on excerpts from three tragedies.





Athens Festival and Epidaurus Festival Tickets

Ticket Prices for the Athens Festival and the Epidaurus Festival

In order to be informed about the ticket prices you can visit the Program section of the Festival website and check the schedule.

Prices and the

advance booking date for each event are posted on this website.

How to Book Athens Festival Tickets

You may book your tickets for Festival events in three ways:

Online, using your credit or debit card

By telephone, using your credit or debit card

In person, a

Advance booking begins three weeks prior to each event.
t Festival Box Offices or from the PAPASOTIRIOU Bookstores and the PUBLIC Stores by purchasing a voucher.

Online Bookings for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival

Credit card bookings entail ticket purchases and not ticket reservations.

Tickets can be purchased on-line until 2 pm on the day of the performance.

Buying your tickets online allows you to select your seats, according to price and availability.

You may also buy season tickets, where available.


Tickets can be collected from:

Festival Box Offices (Monday – Friday: 9:00-17:00, Saturday: 09:00-15:00)

directly from event venues (sales start 2 hours before the event. During the first hour tickets for all the events are sold, while the second hour you can only buy tickets for the performance of the day).

A courier service is also available (at a charge of €3,5 per call out – The service is available only for Greece).


To book tickets online click here.

Telephone Bookings


Tickets can be purchased over the telephone using a credit card.

Call Centre Sales Personnel: Tickets can be purchased from call centre sales personnel until 2 pm on the day of the performance.


Telephone Booking Centre: +30 210 – 32 72 000

Opening Hours: Through a telephone operator: 09.00-21.00 daily (including Sunday)


Tickets can be collected from Festival Box Offices, or directly from event venues. A courier service is also available (at a charge of 3,5 € per call out – The service is available only for Greece).


“In-Person” Bookings: Box Offices

Downtown Athens

39 Panepistimiou Street, inside the Pesmazoglou Arcade

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00-17:00, Saturday 09:00-15:00


Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street, Makriyianni

Opening Hours: 09:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00 Daily


Ancient Epidaurus Theatre

Argolis Prefecture, Peloponnesus

Opening Hours): Monday – Thursday 09:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00, Friday – Saturday 09:30-21:30

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11 thoughts on “Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2013”
  1. thanks from me too. just one thing, i have downloaded a very badly computer translated programme, where it suggests that Iphigenia in Aulus is playing on 5/6 July rather than Medea. I’d be really grateful if you could clarify this for me. And so looking forward to my time in Athens!

    1. According to the Greek press release I have it is Medea at the Epidaurus Festival on July 5 & 6. Perhaps the one you downloaded was an old schedule?

  2. Thanks! Am looking to go there and perhaps see: Kalamata & Agrinio Municipal Regional Theatre – Vassilis Nikolaides – Euripides, Helen played at Odeon of Herodes Atticus on July 16.

    Do you now if this performance is in english or greek??

    1. Performances by Greek theater companies are in Greek …. but the theater is so amazing, I recommend reading the synopsis and then pretending you are at an opera …. ;-)

  3. Hi Tobias, I too will be seeing some shows this season and I understand that while they are in Greek, some of them have French surtitles. Good suggestion in reading a synopsis and letting it all blissfully waft over you. I know you will love it.
    I will be blogging my theatre experiences in Athens. Can’t wait!!! brendaaddie.

    1. No, it runs through August. If you are in Athens there are usually productions taking place in the Herodion theater under the Acropolis.

  4. I would love to see a performance on 17th august at epidaurus but cannot get any info regarding booking on line!

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