Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announced 251 events and performances which will take place in 111 archaeological sites and museums around Greece, separate to those of the Herod Atticus Theatre and Epidaurus.
The cultural festivities were announced on Monday and include 55 productions to be put on by the National Theatre, the National Opera, the Athens Concert Hall, the Northern Greek National Theatre, MoMus and the Athens State Orchestra. They kick off on 18 July with a performance by the National Opera in the Roman Market and the internationally renowned Georgian mezo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili.
These 55 productions will be put on by the National Theatre, the National Opera, the Athens Concert Hall, the Northern Greece National Theatre, the MoMus and the Αthens State Orchestra.
“We don’t want a non-cultural summer,” Ms Mendoni said, during her presentation of the program.
The festivals have the participation of 750 artists and technicians and another 500 staff members.
The performances are free. Visitors will only pay for the price of admission to the sites themselves.
The program, titled “All of Greece, One Culture” runs from 18 July to 30 September.