Frequently Asked Questions

What is This is Athens - City Festival?

This is Athens - City Festival is an annual celebration of the neighborhoods of Athens through a wide range of cultural and artistic events. It is an initiative of the City of Athens and organized by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.

When and where does This is Athens - City Festival take place?

The month-long This is Athens - City Festival takes place in May. All of the activities are carried out within the boundaries of the City of Athens. The location or starting point of each event is announced on the festival's webpage.

Are the festival's events accessible to people with disabilities?

All events are open to everyone. In certain cases, accessibility could not be guaranteed due to the event's location or other factors. Each event page includes the nearest metro station, the walking distance from the metro, and whether the event is accessible to persons in a wheelchair.

Is the festival open only to adults?

No. The festival's program includes many events designed especially for children and families. Keep in mind that some of the festival's activities for children are available only in Greek.

Can I book my tickets through the website of This is Athens - City Festival?

No. Admission to events that are funded by City of Athens will always be free, but seat reservation may be required (check for info on the event's page). Events that are produced by partners may require a ticket that can be booked through the reservation system managed by the event producer (info to be provided on the event's page).

What happens in case an event is postponed/canceled?

In case an event is postponed or canceled due to the weather conditions or for any other reason, the festival will publish an update on its website and social media. If the event is rescheduled, the festival will provide information on the new date(s) and/or location as soon as possible.