Christmas in Athens: Pagrati and Thissio

Athens is a city of neighborhoods, and though the central square has historically been the focus of the city’s holiday celebrations, this year the city has scheduled performances in the neighborhood squares, bringing the joy of the season a little … Read More

Christmas 2008 in Athens: The Fairy Tale Forest

Beginning December 20, 2008, the paths in and around the National Gardens will lead not to the peaceful green gardens so familar to locals, but to an enchanted forest of fairy tales. Young and young at heart should plan on a … Read More

Christmas 2008 in Athens: Syntagma Square and beyond

It’s Christmas in Athens again, and once more the city will be awash in lights and celebration. While decorating began in November, along with a favorite Athenian pastime: shopping, the major downtown festivities begin this week. So, whether you currently … Read More

Flisvos Marina Christmas Wonderland – December 2008/January 2009

On Sunday, December 7, 2008 the Flisvos Marina Christmas Wonderland will light up with holiday spirit as a Seafaring Santa Claus arrives (by boat, what else?) to illuminate the marina’s 40 foot Christmas tree and officially open the Frozen Lake, … Read More

Celebrate Christmas in Athens with Music on the Move this Christmas and New Years in Greece

One of my favorite memories of Athens was strolling down Ermou Street several years ago just before Christmas and coming upon a group of classical musicians performing midway along the pedestrian street. Street musicians are common in Athens, from solo … Read More