Entertainment can be found everywhere in Greece, it is profoundly related to the Greek way of life. Actually, the notion itself translated in Greek – ψυχαγωγίa – meaning the education of the soul, overpasses the state of simple amusement, reflecting the essential value that entertainment has in the Greek cultural framework.

We – in Study in Greece – consider that studies should not be separated from recreation, that’s why we have decided to present you some entertainment propositions – typical Greek.

Open-air cinemas

Combining poetic images of the Seventh art and Mediterranean natural beauty, open-air cinemas constitute an old Greek tradition which defines Greek summer. In Athens, Thessaloniki, and in other smaller Greek cities as well, almost every neighborhood has its summer cinema. Lying next to the sea and seduced by its imminent song or surrounded by fragrant gardens where the aroma of jasmine married with the essence of orange blossoms create a dreamy environment – ideal to host the myths of the Big screen, outdoor cinemas are a must experience for every visitor. No matter if you are young or old, intellectual or pop, there you’ll enjoy an ice-cream or snack, sip on a cold beer, and smoke a cigarette without being told off.

The outdoor cinemas in Greece stay open from May until September.

Here’s a list with the most famous Athenian open-air cinemas

Cine Paris

Established in the 1920’s, with its outstanding Acropolis view, Cine Paris is one of the oldest open-air cinemas in Athens.

Address: 22 Kydathineion Street, Plaka
Telephone: 210 32 22 071

Cine Thission

This historic cinema was established in 1935, and has been in operation ever since. It is well-known for its homemade snacks.

Address: 7 Apostolou Pavlou, Thission
Telephone: 210 34 20 864

Cine Dexameni

Located in the upscale area of Kolonaki, near the area’s high-end bars, Dexameni is a really cool and classy proposition.

Address: Platia Dexamenis, Kolonaki

Telephone: 210 36 23 942

Cine Aegli

Located inside the historic Zappion Garden, Aegli is the oldest summer cinema in Athens has been in operation since 1903.

Address: Zappio Garden (entrance from Vas. Olgas Avenue)

Telephone: 210 33 69 300 (ext. 5)