The summer nights in Athens are magical. Good weather, beautiful neighborhoods with small shops guarantee unforgettable summer nights in the oldest capital of Europe.
But if you want something different for your summer nights, we have three suggestions to make for you
Summer open air cinemas:
Visit one of the summer open air cinemas in Athens. Yards full of flowers, beautiful smells and projection under the stars. The first summer cinemas in Greece appeared in the early 1900s. Street vendors set their sails in squares and proceeded to screen a film. Gradually, this gained lots fans, as screening of a movie under the stars was something unique. Today, most of them have turned the screening into an unforgettable experience. One of them, cine Thissio is one of the 10 best open air cinemas in the world every year. Its unique view of the Acropolis, the smells of mint and basil and the delicacies offered in the canteen, offer an overall unique experience in the center of Athens. Visit the websitehttps://cine-thisio.gr/ for more information.
Summer Nights in Athens at Xefoto – Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Xefoto in the center of the park Stavros Niarchos, is the ideal place to host screenings, music events, outdoor festivals. From Tuesday, June 1, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation enriches its outdoor summer nights events there with impressive water shows. In its fountains, light and water dance with a different kind of music every day. For the program and for more information visit the site: https://www.snfcc.org/FountainsShow
Summer Nights under the stars at the Athens National Observatory
And finally a suggestion for star lovers. The National Observatory of Athens plans three times a week its famous “Nights under the stars”. The observatory is located on the Hill of the Nymphs, a green hill with easy access. The tour includes a visit to the historical library as well as to the museum of Geoastrophysics where scientific instruments of the last two centuries are exhibited as well as a modern copy of the Antikythera Mechanism. At the end we reach the hill of Pnyx from where we will observe the sky from the historic Doridis telescope with digital media.
For more information on scheduled tours visit the website https://www.noa.gr/