One of the most enjoyable and popular features of Athens in the summer is the open air or summer (“therina”) cinemas. You may never have been to one, but… trust us : you are going to love them! There is definitely one near or in your neighbourhood. The surroundings are lovely, lots of green, the night sky above you, beer and pop-corn and a film – either old or new. You don’t have to book your tickets in advance – just go and get them on the spot ! You can find summer cinemas in some holiday resorts as well (eg. Kamari cinema in Santorini which also has great drinks).
Open air cinemas operate from May to September. Some of them have a retractable roof, which can be pulled in case of rain.
An enchanting experience
photo: Open-air cinema “THISSION”, which was awarded as one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world.
photo source: Cine Thission, official Facebook Page