☀️ Summer in the city: Free events to join in July ☀️

Summertime is in full swing in Greece, along with the blazing heat that can make traveling and everyday activities more difficult.

If you're looking to cool down and escape the heat, we've highlighted some free events for you in Athens, Thessaloniki and Chios ranging from art exhibits and live performances to dancing and an open air film festival.

Enjoy!

In Athens

📷 Athens Photo Festival 2018: International Festival of Contemporary Photography and Related Media
📍 Benaki Museum
📆 From June 6 until July 29

📷 UNEARTH | A photography show by Stelios Kapetanakis
📍 Blender Gallery
📆 From June 27 until July 25

📷 Photo exhibition: Fata Morgana II, by Virginia Chormoviti
📍 STOart Korai, Art Space of the Hellenic General Insurance Company
📆 From July 3 until July 30
⏰ Monday to Friday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

🎶 Reverend Billy and the Shop Stopping Choir: The activists who sing all the right songs in all the wrong places
📍 St.Paul Anglican Church
📆 From July 9 until July 11
⏰ 9 p.m.
📍 Syntagma Square
📆 From July 12 until July 13
⏰ 9 p.m.

🎷 🎶 Jazz Chronicles: Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos Quartet
📍 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
📆 Thursday July 19
⏰ 9 p.m.

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💃 Social Ballroom Festival: Tango
📍Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
📆 Friday July 27
⏰ 8.30 p.m.

Team Playing: Football Skills
📍 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
📆 On July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
⏰ 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people ages 5–7
⏰ 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for people ages 8–10
⏰ 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for people ages 11–13
Free entry via electronic pre-registration here.

🎭 The Bear, a comedic play written by Russian author Anton Chekhov (in Greek): Performance by the National Theater of Greece inside an urban bus that is called "Theater Express."
📍 Gazi, Peristeri, Elaionas, Egaleo, Lavrio, Rafina; see the exact “bus stops” and the times of performances here
📆 From July 5 until July 15

🎶 Mediterranean songs with Lamia Bedioui
📍 Municipal Theater Rematia Epidavrio]
📆 Saturday July 15
⏰ 9 p.m.

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🎥 Athens Open Air Film Festival
📍 Various locations
📆 From July 4 until July 27 - A detailed calendrar is available here

♀️ Mat Pilates
📍 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
📆 July 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
⏰ 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
📆 July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
⏰ 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In other areas of Greece

Thessaloniki

🎨 "Who is afraid of the red, the yellow and the blue” exhibition
📍 Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery(https://goo.gl/maps/SgHXSfW3Tx82)
📆 From 18 May until 15 September

Chios

📷 «Stories from the Mastiha villages» - Photography exhibition from the Mastiha villages
📍 The Chios Mastic Museum
📆 From June 23 to July 13

🎭 Neboti Festival 2018: Cultural activities of the island of Chios
📍 Kalamoti and Αrmolia Village
📆 July 27, 28 and 29