The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. The Goethe-Institut Athen is the oldest Goethe-Institut worldwide - it operates in the heart of Athens as a vibrant center of education and culture. In collaboration with Greek partners, it organizes numerous events encouraging international cultural exchange.
We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.
Our cultural programme includes film screenings, panel discussions and talks, as well as collaborations with partners on the local culture scene. Our library and information service offers media on German literature, arts, society and history. Electronic media can be accessed 24/7 via our eLibrary. We also provide up-to- date information on culture, society and politics in Germany via social media.
Type of events
Performing and visual arts, cinema, music, theatre, dance, books and literature, architecture, lectures/ discussions, workshops, educational cultural programmes
Monday - Thursday: 9.00–21.00
Friday: 9.00 - 19.00
Library opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00–20:00
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00–15:00