Are you interested in experiencing some genuine Athens nightlife? Do as the Athenians do and head to a Bouzoukia Club or hit up one of the famous clubs with live performers.
Driving along Poseidonos beach road, you will notice some snazzy looking venues clumped together in a few areas along the coast. Usually adorned with large pictures of the headlining act, these are Bouzoukia clubs and the epitome of Athens nightlife.
Spending the evening (and wee hours of the morning) at one of these live music venues should be on the top of your list if you want to ‘do as the locals do’.
Athens is not only the capital of the country, but also of the Greek entertainment world. Luckily for the fans, everyone is here!
Famous singers headline at Bouzoukia clubs for set time periods and the fans know exactly where to fine them. GoOut.gr has up to date info on who is singing where.
Antonis Remos at Athens Arena (ΑΘΗΝΩΝ ΑΡΕΝΑ)
One of the most famous and accomplished singers in Greece is Antonis Remos and this winter season he will perform live at the Athens Arena.
Antonis Remos has a long and extremely successful career in the music scene of Greece with the unique metal of his voice, being one of his basic and characteristic elements of every live performance.
Nikos Oikonomopoulos at Athens Center (ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ)
The leading role this season at Kentro Athinon is one of Greece’s most talented young singers, Nikos Oikonomopoulos.
Nikos has a die hard following who fill venues whenever he performs, so if you plan to make it to one of his shows, book a table in advance.
Bouzoukia does not totally monopolize Athens nightlife. Recently a new trend in the nightlife of Athens has emerged. We call it Live Clubbing. This term refers to a magnificent combination of live performances and the best DJs supplying the crowds with sound and energy to last the whole night.
BOX Athens in the center of Athens is a leader in Live Clubbing.
The successful band Melisses has the gold ”recipe” of absolute amusement and is the headliner this winter season.
In the famous area of Gazi, Giorgos Sampanis has been performing at ACRO club for the past four years. This act and venue should be at the top of the list for anyone whom desires to experience authentic Greek Live Clubbing.
This singer performs an incredible variety of romantic and emotional songs as well as dancing hits in his live performances every single night.
Simeio G/Σημείο G
This winter, the nightclub Enastron Simeio G, combines two extremely talented and well known singers. Giorgos Mazwnakis and Paola raise the bar for an evening of fun with their amazing collaboration. These singers have common repertoire and have ‘served’ the original Greek music since the the start of their careers. Their cooperation has a powerful significance in Greek nightlife world.
The way I see it, Bouzoukia singers are sort of like sports teams. The fans are super loyal and will not tolerate a bad word about ‘their’ guy, and will probably throw down if you are talking trash about their
If you want to check out the REAL Greek nightlife, ask a local which spot they suggest.