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.