Athens: Nightlife and clubs
Athens is a city full of concerts and international events, most of which take place during the summer. Among the main events to remember is the Rockwave Festival, with concerts by world-famous artists such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Prodigy and many others. At the end of May, the city hosts the Technopolis Jazz Festival, which offers free events not only jazz, but also classical music, hip-hop, rock, up-to-dance, and traditional Greek music.
For the latest events planned in Athens, please visit the Athinorama website where you will find all the news about concerts, shows and new venues open in the city.
Where to go out at night in Athens
Athens’ nightlife is concentrated in the various areas around the Acropolis area.
The Gazi area is a destination for super-club lovers. Here there is a large concentration of nightclubs, from fish taverns to cafes, to the many discos, and it is the ideal destination to spend a night of fun in Athens. Here there are also many places where you can listen to traditional Greek music from well-known artists. The Gazi area is also the epicenter of the gay scene in Athens.
Bars and cafes are the undisputed protagonists of the Psirri area, an increasingly lively and full of life. From morning till late at night you can see young people going looking for a coffee or attending a taverna where you can enjoy a good Greek meal. Peak time in this area occurs on Sunday afternoon when local tavernas play Greek traditional music to accompany the meal. This festive atmosphere can last until late into the evening. Psirri is ideal for those who want a simple and traditional evening.
The Syntagma area, between Parliament Square and Monastiraki, is home to a large number of small spaces that come alive after sunset. The selection ranges from breweries, pubs, and clubs offering a night of music of all genres, from techno and jazz to rock and soul.
The Kolonaki area, on the other hand, is an upscale suburb and one of the oldest in Athens, perfectly combining the classic with the new. Here you will find many modern restaurants, sophisticated cocktail bars, and luxurious. In short, an area where luxury and glamour reign supreme.
On the contrary, the area of Exarchia It exudes an anarchic and hipster vibe and is the ideal place for those looking to experience the young Athenian nightlife. With a wide variety of bars, this area is known for its culinary and art scene. There are no real clubs here, but budget restaurants offering rock and alternative music.
Having the advantage of being located within a few kilometers of the sea, the city of Athens offers a wide selection of beach bars where you can admire the scenery, enjoy the music, and dance till you drop! If you drive along the main coastal road (Poseidonos avenue) you will be surprised by the number of beach bars and clubs that follow one after another. There are about five or eight big beach bars that open every year during the summer season, hosting mostly house DJs and pop music. Also worth visiting is the town of Glyfada, on the Athenian coast: Here there are many beach bars that turn into discos to dance in front of the sea dirattamente. In the village of Glyfada, also, you can find excellent fish taverns.