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Live Music Venues in Athens

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

One thing that you can definitely count on when you are visiting the city of Athens is that it really comes to life once it gets dark. Music is a large part of that and there are numerous clubs for you to venture into and enjoy for an evening. Just be aware of the fact that music venues don’t come cheap and cover charges can cost between €10 and €30 ($13 to $39). This doesn’t include drinks which average about €10 ($13) each.
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Concerts usually start about 9:00 while clubs don’t start heating up until about 11:00. Here are a few suggestions for Athens live music venues when visiting the city. So the general rule is that the music starts fairly late in the evening depending on the entertainment you decide to take in for the evening. Here are a few suggestions for an enjoyable, music-filled evening out whenever you’re visiting the city.

Perivoli t’Ouranou

Mesmerizing concerts occasionally performed by Maryou are a common act at this live music venue. Other acts feature musicians of the same genre all of which entertain you with the traditional music of Greece.

Half Note Jazz Club

By far, this is the best jazz venue in Athens and offers a constantly changing roster of some of the best jazz musicians in the region. Although Athens locals have a loose definition of jazz music, no matter what is performed, it’s sure to be entertaining and you won’t be disappointed.

Athens Concert Hall

International musicians and orchestras are the norm at this Athens live music venue. But don’t worry. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the major Greek composers and musicians.

Alavastro Café

One of the major perks about this establishment is that the music genre changes nightly. If live music is your thing, this is a must-see venue on your vacation entertainment itinerary.


Avant-garde music in a museum based venue is what you can experience when you walk into Bios for the evening. Independent films and multi-media experiences offered for entertainment at this live music venue.


Greeks love Cuban music and this live music venue is proof of that. There is no end to the Cuban and Cuban-influenced musical entertainment that transpires during the week at this establishment.

An Club

For the past two decades, this live entertainment venue has been all about rock n’ roll music but they also throw in heavy metal and ska venues occasionally. Although many touring acts are featured, you’ll also be able to experience some greater local acts.

Metropolis Music Stores

Granted this is not a live music venue per se, but it is a great place to visit if you want to find out what is happening on the Greek music scene.

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Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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