During the carnival period there are for sure many interesting things to do! The Greek Carnival is a vivid festive period. Parties at houses, carnival parades, concerts in the streets!
Here under you may find some of the events that the Municipality of Athens has organized for the 2016 Carnival. Enjoy!
Friday, March 4
11.00 Kolonaki Square
Carnival Walk of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Athens
Lefteris Grigoriou and “Global Tabors” with drums and bagpipes lure people into partying! Route: Dionysiou Areopagitou st., Vironos st., Adrianou st. Benizelou st., Mitropololeos Square, Pandrosou st., Hephestus st., Adrianou st., Thission
Sunday, March 6
11.30-13.30 Central Library of Athens Municipality
Carnival Party for all!
19.00 Acropolis Metro Station
Carnival stroll in the historic city center (Plaka) with songs by the Choir of the Zakynthinians Union in AthensThey will transfer the island Zakyntos atmosphere into Athens . Route: Metro Station “Acropolis”, Shelley st., Byron st., St. Catherine Square, Filomousos Company Square, Kydathinaion st., Adrianoupoleos st., Tripodon st., Flessa st., Lisiou st., Marcus Aurelius st., Adrianou st., Monastiraki Square
Wednesday, March 9
20.30 Technopolis Gazi| Building «Mihanourgeio»
Carnival concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Athens (pieces by R. Schumann, A. Dvořák, H. Berlioz, C.. Labelet). Musical direction: Andreas Tselikas
Thursday, March 10
20.00 Keramikos Square, Gazi
Concert with the band “Methexis 3” with original dance songs of international rock and pop scene and original traditional musical approaches. George Zaharopoulos, Peter Stamelos, Alexander Ginala, Michael Tsobanoglou
Saturday, March 12
Athens Big Band goes latin: Carnival concert of Big Band of Athens. Musical direction: Manos Theodosakis
18.00 Klafthmonos Square
Carnival Parade of Koudounarei group from Distomo area . Young people from Distomo, Viotia wear sheepskins and heavy bells, holding sticks and olive branches and herald the coming of spring singing and satirizing current events. Route: Klafthmonos Square, Syntagma Square, Ermou st., Kapnikareas st., Pandrosou st., Monastiraki Square, Aeolou st., Agias Irinis Square, Kotzia Square
Sunday, March 13
Concert with rembetika, folk and traditional songs with “Rempetien” Orchestra.
Ash Monday (Clean Monday), March 14
11.30 Filopappou Hill
Traditional Koulouma (celebration of Ash Monday) with Lenten dishes ( no meat or dairy products are consumed or offered on this day )
Celebrate with known and good Greek singers such as Glykeria, Vassilis Saleas and the eight-member orchestra.
If you want to know all about this period and its meaning and why we celebrate it, please read more details here.