One of the best things to do in Athens during summer period is to enjoy an evening in the open air cinemas. Every summer from May to September, new blockbuster movies or classic masterpieces are available to be watched in magnificent movie theaters that you will find in roof terraces, gardens or in the southern areas by the sea.
Summer in Athens may be quite hot, so Athenians and the travelers to the city are looking for refreshing options to enjoy their evening. Open air cinemas are a great entertainment alternative. Outdoor seats and tables, refreshments, drinks and snacks from the bar, the cool summer evening breeze and great movies in the original language! Yes, the movies in Greece are shown in the original language, subtitled in Greek (only movies for children are some times doubled). So, you may watch English films in English, French in French and Spanish in Spanish… Sorry, still no way to watch Spanish in English… ?
Browse Travel to Athens pages and find out more about Athens movie theaters. Some of the cinemas are located under the Acropolis, offering great view of the Sacred Rock, other cinemas offer high quality service, while other “neighbourhood’s” cinemas offer a more authentic experience of everyday Athenians life.
Choose the open air cinema that you prefer and head on to watch the movie that you like! If you would like to preview the movies that are available you may visit athinorama.gr/cinema but since it has only a Greek version you will have to use an online translation app such as google.com/translate – alternatively you may learn Greek! ?