Greek artists you don’t want to miss this European summer

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Calling all lovers of Greece and Greek music! If you’re going to Greece this summer, we’re sure you’ve got your flights booked, accommodation sorted and itineraries set in stone, right?

But, if you’re like us and love Greek music, listen up – The Greek Herald has got the scoop on some must-see concerts to squeeze into your trip, no matter where you are in Greece.

Nikos Oikonomopoulos

One of Greece’s most well-known and loved singers is going on tour across Greece from June 19 to mid-August, with more dates to come.

He will perform on Wednesday, June 19 in Thessaloniki, Friday, June 26 in Patra, Saturday, June 27 in Ioannina, Tuesday, July 2 in Larissa, Thursday, July 4 in Athens, Sunday, July 19 in Kos, Wednesday, July 22 in Katerini, Saturday, July 25 in Crete, Wednesday, July 31 in Kalamata and Friday, August 16 in Ancient Olympia.

Tickets are from 20 euro. Purchase here.

Pyx Lax

Pyx Lax are going on tour this summer all over Greece from May 25 to July 24. They will kick off their tour on Saturday, May 25 in Athens, then head to Patra on Saturday, June 1, Thessaloniki on Saturday, June 8, Athens on Thursday, June 27, Piraeus on Thursday, July 18, and Attica on Wednesday, July 24.

Tickets are from 15 euro. Purchase here.

Natasa Theodoridou and Anastasia

Natasa Theodoridou is going on tour this summer with special guest, Anastasia. They will be performing from June 12 to August 28 across Greece. The tour will commence in Athens on Wednesday, June 12, then continue to Larissa on Thursday, June 20, Ioannina on Sunday, July 7, Heraklion on Thursday, July 11, Patra on Wednesday, July 17, Thessaloniki on Sunday, July 21, Kavala on Tuesday, 23 July, Katerini on Wednesday, July 31, and in Thessaloniki again on Wednesday, 28 July,

Tickers are from 20 euro. Purchase here.

Eleni Foureira

Eleni Foureira is performing this summer in Greece from June 26 until July 28. Her tour commences on Wednesday, 26 June in Thessaloniki, Saturday, 20 July, in Athens, Monday 26 August, in Chania, and Wednesday 28 August, in Heraklion.

General Admission tickets are from 17 euro. Purchase here.

Anna Vissi

Anna Vissi is performing across Greece and Cyprus this summer as part of her ‘I Prefer… Anna Vissi’ Tour. She will perform on Monday, July 1 in Thessaloniki, Wednesday, July 3 in Patra, Wednesday, July 17 in Heraklion, Friday, July 19 in Chania, Friday, August 2 in Sibires, Monday, August 5 in Kavala, Wednesday, August 7 in Alexandroupoli, Friday, August 9 in Katerini, Thursday, August 29 in Trikala and Wednesday, September 18 in Athens.

Tickets are from 20 euro. Purchase here.

Antonis Remos

After recently releasing a new album, Antonis Remos is going on tour in Greece. He will be performing on Monday, July 8 in Athens, Tuesday, July 9 in Trikala, Saturday, July 13 in Katerini, Monday, July 15 in Thessaloniki, Wednesday, July 17 in Alexandroupoli, Friday, July 19 in Kavala, Wednesday, July 31 in Heraklion, Friday, August 2 in Chania, and on Saturday, September 14 in Patra.

Tickets are from 30 euro. Purchase here.

Despina Vandi

The ‘Anavis Foties,’ ‘Na tin Hairese,’ and ‘Ya Habibi’ female Greek music icon Despina Vandi is celebrating 30 years in the industry, with concerts all over Greece. She will be performing alongside Kings and Mente Fuerte.

You can watch her perform on Sunday, June 10 in Ioannina, Sunday, July 1 in Heraklion, Sunday, July 8 in Thessaloniki, Tuesday, July 10 in Athens, Tuesday, July 24 in Chania, Tuesday, July 30 in Larissa and on Saturday, August 10 in Moudania.

Tickets are from 20 euro. Purchase here.

Giorgos Sambanis

Giorgos Sambanis is performing this summer as part of his “Like You Know Me” tour. He will be showcasing his chart-topping hits and popular ballads in Crete alongside up-and-coming female Greek artist, Klavdia. You can watch them perform on Friday, July 19 at Fortetza Fortress in Rethymno and on Monday, July 22 in Heraklion.

Tickets are form 20 euro. Purchase here.

Melina Aslanidou

Melina Aslanidou will take the stage this summer alongside Stelios Vamvakas for their “Nero kai Homa” tour across Greece. The tour takes place on Wednesday, June 26 in Piraeus, Wednesday, July 3 in Thessaloniki and on Tuesday, August 27 in Larissa.

Tickets are 20 euro. Purchase here.

Michalis Hatzigiannis

On his Greece tour, Michalis Hatzigiannis will be joined on stage by talented performer Tina Alexopoulou, as well as Solonas Apostolakis (keyboard), Spyros Mazis (bass), Dimitris Tsolis (drums), Kostis Pyrenis (electric and acoustic guitar), Nikolas Platon (trumpet and vocals), Estella Kopanou (flute), and Giorgos Panteloglou (saxophone).

Hatzigiannis will be performing on Wednesday, June 12 in Athens, Monday, July 1 in Veroia, and on Wednesday, July 31 in Chios. Tickets are from 15 euro. Purchase here.

Peggy Zina

Popular Greek singer known for her soulful voice and contemporary pop music style, Peggy Zina is performing on Tuesday, June 18 at Alsos Theatre in Athens. Tickets are from 10 euro. Purchase here.

Dimitris Basis

Greek singer and musician Dimitris Basis will be performing on Thursday, June 27 in Athens as part of the City Garden Festival. Tickets are from 12 euro. Purchase here.

Music Festivals and Award shows

If you’re into the music festival scene, we’ve got two we think are worth checking out this June:

Colourday Festival

A day of vibrant colours and music is taking place in Athens this summer on June 16 at OAKA Stadium. Tickets to Colourday Festival are from 18 euro.Purchase here.

MAD VMA Awards

Greece’s biggest music awards show is back. If you’re visiting Athens in June, the MAD VMA’s are a must see… especially if you want to see all your favourite singers perform on one stage and receive awards for their chart-breaking hits. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 22 at the Tae Kwon Do Stadium in Athens. Tickets are from 30 euro. Purchase here.

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