Athens Festival

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Athens - Epidaurus Festival
Athens Festival logo.png
Genre all types
Dates May - October
Location(s) Athens - Epidaurus, Greece
Years active 1955-present

Athens – Epidaurus Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place in Athens and Epidaurus, from May to October. It is one of the most famous festivals in Greece. The festival includes musical, theatrical and other cultural events.


It was founded in 1955 with actions of Georgios Rallis (then Minister to the Prime Minister). Its purpose was to promote the artistic and theatrical creation.

Today, the festival is organised by the "Hellenic Festival S.A." company.[1] President of the Board of Directors of the festival is Jan Fabre[2] taking over from Yorgos Loukos.[3]

Notable moments[edit]

Over the years, the Athens Festival has been able to host numerous notable groups and artists.[4],[5]



  1. ^ "The Vision". Athens - Epidaurus Festival. Archived from the original on March 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Administration". Athens - Epidaurus Festival. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  4. ^ Athens Festival '89 (performance program), pp. 1–4, 1989.
  5. ^ Giorgos Sarigannis. Athens Festival '95 (performance program), pp. 9–33, 1995.

External links[edit]