“All of Greece, One Culture“, the Greek Culture Ministry’s summer program of cultural events, is returning for a fourth run this summer.
Revolving around the climate crisis and its overwhelming effects on the planet’s present and future, this year’s program of events covers a wide spectrum of artistic expression and brings contemporary culture into a creative dialogue with cultural heritage.
The “All of Greece, One Culture” event will include 70 productions that will be take place at 70 archaeological sites, monuments, and museums around Greece’s twelve regions.
From July 5 to August 31, everyone can enjoy a total of 140 theater and music events, performances and shows for young audiences, dance, visual and performance art events, as well as music theater productions in ancient theaters, castles, monuments, museums, monasteries, churches, mosques, and caves.
This year’s event will expand to 25 new sites, including the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Poseidon and Amphitrite on Tinos; the museum of Ancient Pella; the Bastion of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights on Rhodes; the windmills at the main town (Chora) of Amorgos; and the archaeological site of Gournia on Lasithi, among others.
Program highlights include:
- Voices at the End for six pianos – Piandaemonium Piano Ensemble – July 5, 6 @ the Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala
- 4 Seasons – Thessaloniki Chamber Orchestra – July 13, 14 @ the Museum of Ancient Pella
- Bodies Floating Into the Land (dance) – July 17, 18 @ the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Poseidon and Amphitrite, Tinos
- The Oracles of Water (dance) – Direction, choreography: Apostolia Papadamaki – July 31, August 1 @ the archaeological site of Delphi
- Breathing In Three Strings – Georgia Dagaki, Takis Chrysikakos – August 19, 20 @ the Fortezza of Rethymno
- The Teardrop (dance) – Stereo Nero Dance Co. – August 30, 31 @ the Ottoman Bath, Castle of Chios
All of the program’s events are offered free of charge, with an entrance fee payable only at certain archaeological sites. Pre-booking is compulsory and those interested are recommended to arrive one hour prior to the start of each event to avoid delays and overcrowding.
The full program list and detailed information can be found here: digitalculture.gov.grand nationalopera.gr. The websites also offer online prebooking for events.
The “All of Greece, One Culture” program is organized by the Culture Ministry. The Greek National Opera is the program’s administrative director.