The Spirit of Sani Festival
Every summer, from July to August, Sani Festival proudly brings together Greek and international artists, strengthening the cultural bond between natives and visitors. Rooted in jazz, the first event took place in 1992 over three days. Since then, the programme has diversified and the venues expanded to accommodate a wide programme of music and performing arts, from classical music to modern dance and musical theatre. This year, 2022, we’ll be honouring the history of the Festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Sani Hill becomes a kaleidoscope of colours as night falls: the brilliant orange of the setting sun, the vivid lights of night-time performances, the moonlight beaming down from a starlit sky. Watch as artists perform at heady heights, against the dramatic backdrop of a ruined Byzantine tower and the Aegean Sea.
First Sani Festival took place
Jazz on the Hill
New Orleans meets the Mediterranean: the cornerstone of Sani Festival, Jazz on the Hill is renowned for showcasing an electrifying mix of emerging talent and world-class stars of jazz.
A star-studded lineup of Greek musicians has graced the stage at Sani Festival over the years, showcasing the very best talent from across the country.
Sounds of the World
Sounds of the World has become a full-time fixture in the festival programme since its debut in 2006. Complementing the international programme, Sounds of the World celebrates music from across the globe with a rich programme of diverse artists spanning folk, contemporary and classical.
From worldwide orchestras to small ensembles and individual artists, Classical Waves brings the world’s most inspiring classical music together.
Expect cinema screenings, musical theatre performances and stage shows that highlight contemporary approaches to writing, directing and acting.