Karolos Koun's legendary direction of Aristophanes' The Birds is being revived and performed on 25 August at an extraodninary venue, namely the Vrahon (Rocks) Theater at Ymittos district. This is an open - air amphitheater, created on a slope of mountain Ymittos. The "backstage", which functions as a natural setting for performances and concerts, is a rock.
The city that gave birth to theater as an art form continues to have a vibrant theaters life. The city has more than 140 theater venues, whereas more than 500 theaters productions are presented each year.