It’s a great idea to travel to Athens in December. The weather is chilly but not freezing. Athens comes alive for the holidays as all the main squares are decorated for Christmas. The lighting of the Christmas tree in Syntagma square is the perfect kick-off for the celebration to begin
Enjoy the Christmas shopping
Take advantage of the stores’ extended opening hours (including 3 Sundays for shopping)to make Christmas shopping easier during the month of December. Shopping Streets, Malls, Department stores, and bazaars are found everywhere in the city to be discovered.
Experience the Christmas magic of Athens
Located in the heart of Athens, the central neighborhood of Psirri is filled with all-day bars and restaurants waiting to get you into the Christmas spirit!
Festive lights, extravagant decorations offer magical time to those who want to be a part of the festive.
Catch a Christmas show
Every year, several Christmas-themed shows and performances are held at several locations in Athens. The national concert hall, the Megaron Mousikis, in central Athens, hosts opera and ballet performances. Also at the Christmas Theater Galatsi shows, ballet and concerts are planned such as THE NUTCRACKER by the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Finally, the new landmark of Athens, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, joins the Christmas spirit with decorations and Christmas-themed events for all ages.