Veakio Theater, situated on the hill of Kastella (area of Prophet Elias), was built during the seven year dictatorship (1967-1974) in Greece and first opened its doors to the public in 1969 (at the time it was called “Skilitsio”, named after the Mayor of Piraeus A. Skilitsis).
In 1976, the theater was renamed “Veakio”, in honor of the great Greek actor Emilios Veakis, who was born in Piraeus.
Veakio Theater is an open-roof theater constituting an imitation of the ancient Greek theater in terms of shape and form and it can seat up to 2,000 people.
Every summer, Veakio Theater hosts important cultural events, such as plays, music and dance festivals, concerts, featuring great artists such as Mario Fragoulis, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Yannis Spanos, Dancers of the World etc.
Even if you can’t enjoy one of the numerous performances, Veakio Theater is a place worth visiting, as its unique location, at an altitude of almost 87 meters, combined with the panoramic view over the Golf of Saronis, makes it an ideal spot to stroll or grab a bite in the nearby restaurants.