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Pablo Ferrandez | Hydra | August 18

Hailed as one of the finest cellists alive today, Spain's Pablo Ferrandez – named Young Artist of the Year at the 2016 International Classical Music Awards – will perform on the picturesque island of Hydra on Saturday, August 18.

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Cinema Symphony | Sani | August 18

The Sani Festival, featuring exclusive appearances by artists from the international music scene as well as exceptional Greek musicians, draws to a close at Sani Hill in Halkidiki on Saturday, August 18, with a musical tribute to cinema soundtracks which have left a lasting mark.

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Tango Mono | Koufonisia | August 18

The third annual Koufonisia Classical Music Festival continues on August 18 and 28, organized by pianist Natalia Michailidou and oboist Vaggelis Christopoulos, residents of the Cycladic island. 

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The Frogs | Epidaurus | August 10 & 11

First presented in 405 BC, Aristophanes’ comedy “The Frogs,” which tells the story of the god Dionysus, who, despairing of the state of Athens’s tragedians, travels to the underworld to bring the playwright Euripides back from the dead, will be staged at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus on August 10 and 11, starting at 9 p.m.



Lighthouses around Greece open to the public on Sunday


More than two dozen lighthouses around Greece will be open to the public this Sunday to mark International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). The 27 lighthouses that will be open include several on the mainland, including those of Koprena (photo) and Thessaloniki, as well as on the islands of Cephalonia, Crete, Kea, Kythira, Santorini, Limnos, Paros, Paxi, Icaria, Psara and Serifos. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ILLW takes place on the third full weekend of August each year and sees the participation of more than 500 lighthouse entries in over 40 countries. [Orestis Panagiotou/ANA-MPA]