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The magic of great art is yours to experience when in Athens<.>. It is a rare visitor that does not take the opportunity to at least tweak the pleasure sensors with a glimpse of the capital`s prized Megaron or Athens Concert Hall. This unique cultural center, considered one of the finest of its kind in Europe, is a marvel of the l990s and a cultural masterpiece: A work of art in itself, inside and out, that fills a vacuum in the array of cultural encounters available in Greece.
Megaron`s aesthetic main hall seats 2,000 in plush comfort – includes seating for the handicapped – and sports a movable roof, movable stages and movable boxes, so as to accommodate the best in a variety of world`s symphonies and operas, as well as exquisite chamber music, theater, ballet, and ancient drama productions.
Apart from cultural events, Megaron`s halls act as state-of-the-art conference venues. The Athens Concert Center also houses one of Europe`s best recording centers, a music library, permanent art displays and an information center that provides visitors with up-to-date information on cultural events throughout Greece
For just a taste of a unique experience, the center presents informal foyer concerts and lunch-time concerts, which are geared mostly toward the youth of Greece.
The cultural center was constructed under the most modern of technical guidelines. Besides its unique architecture and world-enviable acoustics, Megaron, located in downtown Athens, is adorned with Doric facades created from precious Dionysos marble. Equally precious wood paneling from Germany was carefully transported piece by piece and used to decorate the center`s lavish, aesthetic interior.
A detailed program of all Megaron performances is available every three months from the Athens Concert Hall Organization.
Other gratifying Greek cultural events
Near-constant sunshine, sandy beaches, idyllic islands and evocative glimpses into the past are but a succulent taste of what Greece has to offer its guests. All this, which also can include a dip into the plethora of alternate forms of tourism available, can also be combined with a taste of the country`s national and international cultural events, some of which are world premieres.
Cultural events at the Megaron go hand in hand with the Hellenic Tourism Organization`s annual Athens Festival cultural program. The most popular take on a majestic air at the outdoor Herod Atticus Theater, which sits like a ancient jewel below the crowning Acropolis. This annual program includes symphony orchestras and ballet troupes from around the world.
The Herod Atticus Theater alone is a cultural event. Visitors get the thrill of a walk from the street of modern Athens and on to this ancient Greek theater, complete with its marble seats and archaic stone formations, which takes your breath away. You feel as if you stepped into the sandals of an rich ancient Greek dressed in his best robe as he heads for an extraordinary evening out.
Other cultural events, mostly during the summer period, include Greek theater (mostly plays by ancient Greek writers) at the 2,500-year-old and acoustically perfect Epidavros outdoor amphitheater, folk dancing at the Dora Stratou Theater, modern music performances at the Lycabettus open-air theater and dance and light opera at the more modern Lyriki Skini Theater.

The magic of great art is yours to experience when in Athens<.>. It is a rare visitor that does not take the opportunity to at least tweak the pleasure sensors with a glimpse of the capital`s prized Megaron or Athens Concert Hall. This unique cultural center, considered one of the finest of its kind in Europe, is a marvel of the l990s and a cultural masterpiece: A work of art in itself, inside and out, that fills a vacuum in the array of cultural encounters available in Greece.

Megaron`s aesthetic main hall seats 2,000 in plush comfort – includes seating for the handicapped – and sports a movable roof, movable stages and movable boxes, so as to accommodate the best in a variety of world`s symphonies and operas, as well as exquisite chamber music, theater, ballet, and ancient drama productions.

Apart from cultural events, Megaron`s halls act as state-of-the-art conference venues. The Athens Concert Center also houses one of Europe`s best recording centers, a music library, permanent art displays and an information center that provides visitors with up-to-date information on cultural events throughout Greece

For just a taste of a unique experience, the center presents informal foyer concerts and lunch-time concerts, which are geared mostly toward the youth of Greece.

The cultural center was constructed under the most modern of technical guidelines. Besides its unique architecture and world-enviable acoustics, Megaron, located in downtown Athens, is adorned with Doric facades created from precious Dionysos marble. Equally precious wood paneling from Germany was carefully transported piece by piece and used to decorate the center`s lavish, aesthetic interior.

A detailed program of all Megaron performances is available every three months from the Athens Concert Hall Organization.

Other gratifying Greek cultural events

Near-constant sunshine, sandy beaches, idyllic islands and evocative glimpses into the past are but a succulent taste of what Greece has to offer its guests. All this, which also can include a dip into the plethora of alternate forms of tourism available, can also be combined with a taste of the country`s national and international cultural events, some of which are world premieres.

Cultural events at the Megaron go hand in hand with the Hellenic Tourism Organization`s annual Athens Festival cultural program. The most popular take on a majestic air at the outdoor Herod Atticus Theater, which sits like a ancient jewel below the crowning Acropolis. This annual program includes symphony orchestras and ballet troupes from around the world.

The Herod Atticus Theater alone is a cultural event. Visitors get the thrill of a walk from the street of modern Athens and on to this ancient Greek theater, complete with its marble seats and archaic stone formations, which takes your breath away. You feel as if you stepped into the sandals of an rich ancient Greek dressed in his best robe as he heads for an extraordinary evening out.

Other cultural events, mostly during the summer period, include Greek theater (mostly plays by ancient Greek writers) at the 2,500-year-old and acoustically perfect Epidavros outdoor amphitheater, folk dancing at the Dora Stratou Theater, modern music performances at the Lycabettus open-air theater and dance and light opera at the more modern Lyriki Skini Theater.

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