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Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater Tours

Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater
Founded in 1953, the Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater aims to preserve the rich traditions of Greek folk dances. During the summer, the group runs regular performances at their open-air theater on Philopappos Hill in Athens. They also host performances by visiting dance troupes and offer classes in Greek dance.

The Basics

International travelers almost always experience the Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater at one of their open-air performances in central Athens. It’s the single most authentic way to enjoy Greek dance in Athens: The group has an inventory of more than 2,000 handmade costumes from around the country.

The performance schedule isn’t entirely regular, so it’s worth booking tickets online to ensure there’s a show on the night you want. Keen dancers might want to join a tour that includes a dance class before the show or book a package with transfers to avoid navigating Athens after dark. Some Athens passes include discounted or free entry to the shows.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater is a must for lovers of dance and folklore.
  • This is an open-air theater, so performances may be canceled in case of rain. Phone ahead if the weather is wet.
  • The Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater is accessible with a stroller, but not for travelers who rely on wheelchairs.

How to Get There

The Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater is located in the heart of Athens, opposite the Acropolis on the far side of Philopappos Hill. It’s an easy walk from the main ancient attractions and Syntagma Square. Alternatively, walk 15 minutes from the Acropolis metro station (line 2) or 10 minutes from Petralona (line 1).

When to Get There

The Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater operates during the summer season only, typically from late May or early June until some point in September. Performances generally run Wednesday through Sunday, with one show per night at varying time slots. As the theater does close for special events, it’s worth booking ahead to avoid disappointment.

Who Was Dora Stratou?

A trained singer and passionate amateur musician from a wealthy Athenian family, Dora Stratou founded the Greek Dances Theater in 1953 when there were very few dance groups in Greece. Her aim was to capture and preserve the many different dance and song traditions from villages around the country, as she believed that folk dance showed how Greek culture had endured since ancient Athens.
Address: Scholiou 8, Athens 105 58, Greece
Admission: Varies
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Dora Stratou Greek Dancing Show Ticket – Skip the Line

Dora Stratou Greek Dancing Show Ticket – Skip the Line

Since 1953 the national Greek Dances Theatre of "Dora Stratou" is the the living museum of Greek dance and is unique, in its kind, in the world. Dances, songs and music are presented in their original forms as were or are still performed in the respective villages or islands of Greece. All the costumes worn by the performers are authentic museum pieces, handmade in those villages more than a century ago. The theatre's wardrobe contains 2,000 such historical costumes from all over Greece, complete with jewelry and accessories. Extensive field studies by a team of researchers under the direction of professor Alkis Raftis supports the fidelity of performances to the original.
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Skip the Line: Dora Stratou Greek Dancing Show Ticket

Skip the Line: Dora Stratou Greek Dancing Show Ticket

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Savor the history of Greek traditional dance with tickets to the Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theatre, built in 1953. Seventy-five dancers, musicians and singers showcase dances from various regions of Greece, performing in authentic costumes and accessories to live instruments. Pre-booking your admission means you’ll have a more relaxing evening overall.
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Dora Stratou Greek dances lesson & Show in Athens

Dora Stratou Greek dances lesson & Show in Athens

Immerse yourself in Greek history and dance with this Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theatre Show. Take advantage of flexible timing and choose your preferred performance—shows are available Wednesday through Sunday—then head to the theater and enjoy a traditional Greek dance lesson. Admire a performance with authentic music, historic costumes and jewelry, and extensively-researched dance.
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Athens Museum Unlimited Pass

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If you’re a museums fan, this is the only pass you’ll need in Athens. Save time and up to 45% on individual museum tickets with just one pass that provides skip-the-line access to 16 museums, galleries, and shows. Choose from attractions such as the Acropolis Museum and Athens War Museum; and spend three days exploring. Your pass also includes an Athens get-on get-off bus tour ticket valid for 48 hours.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater costs USD 18.58. Guided Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater tours start around USD 18.58 per person. See all 2 Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater tickets and tours on Viator.
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