Celebrate Athens Photo Festival throughout 2020 with exhibitions, events, and new ways to connect with photography, both onsite and online.
We recognize that in planning for the Festival now, there is still uncertainty about what “people coming together again” will look like in September. We will update this page to give you the latest information, as our response to the pandemic in Greece develops. Artists’ and visitors’ health and safety has always been our first priority. Please consult government travel advisories before booking and continue to visit this page for the latest updates on how COVID-19 may affect your visit.
With one main venue and others around the center of Athens, you can spend several days exploring and enjoying photography – take an hour, a few hours or a couple of days. Be sure not to miss the main exhibitions, which will run from 17 September until 15 November 2020, at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. Please check the opening and closing days of the city venues before your visit as satellite exhibitions have different opening days and hours.
We are currently preparing a series of on-site and online events and initiatives with the aim to inspire, stimulate discussion and exchange. Be sure not to miss unique opportunities to meet international experts in the field of photography and get feedback on your work the online Portfolio Reviews, to hear photography practitioners and thinkers speak about their works and ideas at this year’s talk series program, to attend the performances as well as to participate in educational activities, guided tours, special programs for kids & teens and other events throughout September and October 2020.
The new Benaki Museum building, located at 138 Pireos Street, one of the central development axes of Athens. The Festival’s exhibition halls span 2,000 m2.
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138 opening hours:
Thursday & Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
The shop and the snack bar-Restaurant are open during the opening hours of the Museum.
We make photography accessible through affordable ticket prices for the exhibitions and screenings at main venue of the Festival (Benaki Museum / Pireos 138), while several exhibitions in other art spaces of Athens are free of entrance. The price of a ticket reflects only a small part of the actual cost of the production.
Full admission: 8€
Reduced admission: 5€ (student, unemployment card holder, personal care attendant)
There are many different types of accommodation available in Athens, with easy access and in walking distance from the Athens Photo Festival 2020 venues.
Athens Photo Festival partner hotels (currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic) set aside a limited number of rooms at special prices for international professional guests. The recommended hotels are spread across central Athens and covers different categories and types of accommodation.