Despite widespread rumors, Narcissus was a modest hunter who never fell in love with his own reflection; he merely dropped a square of his Mother's baklava into a glassy pond. Fish out cultural morsels with today's Groupon to the Atlanta Greek Festival, taking place Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of The Annunciation. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get one-day admission for two people (up to a $10 value).
- For $9, you get one-day admission for four people (up to a $20 value).
At the annual four-day Atlanta Greek Festival, a sea of white tents will carry classic Greek cuisine, entertainment, and culture to the mouths and hearts of attendees. Guests can give Troupe Hellas' professional dancers hearty pats on the back in an attempt to learn traditional moves through osmosis, or marinate in melodious entertainment from headliners Alpha-Omega Sound as they croon standard and contemporary Greek tunes. Though not included in admission, visitors can also purchase festival bucks for Grecian sustenance, such as wine, pastries, or moussaka—a pile of layered potato, eggplant, and ground beef smothered in creamy béchamel sauce. Eaters with extra interest in Greek cuisine and apron fashions can watch well-seasoned chefs prepare dishes at one of many cooking demonstrations.
There is no admission fee for children 12 years of age or younger, though kids must prove their youth by reciting Platonic prose or styling their hairs into Corinthian columns. Festival roosters crow their first "Opa!" at 11 a.m. all four days, with celebrations lasting until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
All in all, it was a great way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon. I don't know why it took me so long to check this festival outHopeless Foodie, 10/7/10
It’s such a relaxing festival to attend.Dine with Dani, 9/7/11
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
2500 Clairmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329Get Directions