Top things to do in Athens at Christmas

There are thousands of things to do in Athens at Christmas, from attending famous performances, to enjoying amazing dinners or going for Christmas shopping! In this article you'll find the best of them all.
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December 5, 2018 by Eirini Cheimoniti

Are you thinking to spend your Christmas holidays in Athens? You should definitely do so, as it’s sure that your stay in the city will be unforgettable. At Christmas plenty of activities, parties and bazaars make the already festive atmosphere of Athens even more lively and cheerful! There are thousands of activities to add in your city break agenda. To give you an idea, we list some of our top things to do at Christmas in Athens below.

1. Visit The Christmas Factory


© The Christmas Factory

Athens has its own Christmas village, The Christmas Factory! Christmas activities, games, markets and more are waiting for the Christmas lovers of any age at an impressive park developed in the centre of the city, at Technopolis City of Athens.

2. Get into the absolute Christmas mood at Noel Holiday Bar


© Noel Holiday Bar

If there is one cafe-bar to visit at Christmas, this is definitely Noel. There, Christmas lasts forever! It really is, as this place wears its Christmas outfit 365 days a year. From late December to early January the mood becomes even more festive and invites you to participate in the celebrations that start in the morning and end very late at night!

3. Meet with fashion at Attica City Link


© Attica Department Store

Fashion forward gifts, marvelous Christmas gift packages and dreamy atmosphere! All established fashion brands are there, at the most prestigious shopping centre in the city centre. The modern cafes below the glass roof on the ground floor are a plus.

4. Attend a famous ballet or theatre


© D.Sakalakis / GNO

Either if it is a classic Christmas must-see, like Swan Lake, a modern provocative show or a holiday music event, your visit in Athens it is a great opportunity to attend some of the best actors, dancers and performers of the world on stage!

5. Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Grande Bretagne Hotel Roof Garden restaurant


© Hotel Grande Bretagne

Do you like grand dinners, fine cuisine, prestigious architecture and luxury hospitality services? Then you should think about spending Christmas Eve at the Roof Garden restaurant of Grande Bretagne Hotel. Find more here.

6. Get your kids at the Christmas activities of the Acropolis Museum


© The Acropolis Museum

This Christmas the Acropolis Museum has organized a series of kids activities that will give the opportunity to your little ones to learn while playing! You can choose among all activities, depending on your kid’s interests and the dates of your visit.

7. Buy handmade Christmas gifts for your beloved ones!


© Benaki Museum Shop

There is no doubt that your Christmas in Athens will be amazing. But don’t forget your beloved ones back at home! Transfer them the joy with small Christmas gifts. You can find plenty of them, for any style and at various prices. If you love adding some art in your Christmas gifts, then there are high chances that you will find what you are looking for at the Benaki Museum Shops, the Museum of Cycladic Art Shop or Sophia Enjoy Thinking. You can check out all our recommended places for shopping here.

Other useful information:
Flights to Athens: Athens is well connected from most countries. If you are flying from Europe, we highly recommend Aegean Airlines, as it combines safety, low ticket prices and top quality services. For flights from the US East Coast, consider Emirates Airline, that has daily direct flights from NYC to Athens.
Accommodation in Athens: Find your preferred hotel at or book an apartment via AirBnb Athens. Our top accommodation choices include some of our favorites from both worlds.

Athens is an amazing city to visit any time of the year. It’s just that at Christmas it becomes even more magic! Get more inspiration about what to see and do at Christmas in Athens and put everything in your trip schedule effortlessly by creating your own Think Athens Agenda.