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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Athens

Christmas in Athens are different, oriented in civilization, filled with light and music. The celebration is spread in many places in Athens,like squares and neighborhoods .
All citizens- and especially children- - have the opportunity to feel the lovely atmosphere, wherever they live...

The city is decorated, transformed and is waiting for the residents and visitors for an unique celebration . Syntagma's square, National garden and Athen's  squares  are only few spots that we have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas and New Year's eve .

Syntagma Square: The celebration's centre
Syntagma square is the heart of the christmas scenery of the city, an impressive,festive image. The city christmas tree is decorated through the magnificent lightening and special construstions, activities for children and a stage that hosts musical events and children activities .
In the centre of the square the enormous christmas tree of the city dominates, and the carusel draws children and grown-ups attention. During December Syntagma square is filled with music of classic jazz melodies, christmas songs from all over the world, byzantine music, ethnic music, and traditional dances.

The city is lightnening in the great  opening of the celebrations schedule with music groups and children chorus give the beat. The celebration events begin with the  tree lightnening, through a magnificent show.

During this month Syntagma square gives a number of artistic and music events, with highlight New Years Eve , waiting the time that the year will change and the fireworks will shower the sky.

National Garden: The fairytale forest
Aiming to enchant children and make adults restore the look of childhood insouciance , the municipality forms the National Garden into the ultimate destination of learning and fun. Impressive constructions , a wide rage of activities, games, entertainment  consist the the most beautiful garden of Athens.

The little visitors are invited to follow a magical route through the National garden, to participate in activities , to meet creatures and stories brought from the magic world of fairytales and dreams.

In technopolis, in Gazi, many parties are taken place with the aim to  bring the young generation into its fields.
Well known djs and radio producers make events  that  musically interact with each other and audience.

For the most favourite celebration of children and grown ups, Christmas, The Christmas Factory became bigger in order to invite more people. Hence,Technopolis is full with even more events, actions, δράσεις creating new places of hospitality.

Source: Athens Municipality


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 In AthensAthens and in other areas of Athens there are hotels, guesthouses, rooms to let, furnished rooms and studios of all types and categories  that can satisfy travellers demands for a pleasant and enjoyable stay .
You will find great hotels, guesthouses, villas, residents and rooms to let in a very good condition all types and categories.
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Access - Transportation
By car:
The access in Athens is easy and quick almost from every part of Attica through road lines , Syggrou ( south suburbs) , Peireos ( from Pireus ), Mesogeion (from north suburbs, east Attica and Mesogia), Kifisias (from north suburbs), Lenorman (from west suburbs) and Acharnon ( national road and north suburbs).
From other areas of Greece the access is through national roads Athens-Thessaloniki and Athens - Patra and from the islands through the ports of Pireus, Rafina and Lavrio.

Indicative distances and routes :
From Thessaloniki: 503 km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από το κέντρο Αθήνας (πλ. Συντάγματος) στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε
From Patra: 214 km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από το κέντρο Αθήνας (πλ. Συντάγματος) στην Πάτρα. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε
From Ioannina: 421 approx. km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από το κέντρο Αθήνας (πλ. Συντάγματος) στα Ιωάννινα. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε
From Sparta: 214 approx. km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από το κέντρο Αθήνας (πλ. Συντάγματος) στη Σπάρτη. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε

By bus, metro, suburbal railway, tram, and aeroplane :

For your own convinience you can use the map from the next section of the page (Routes) with information about the kilometrical distances, the time you will need and the route that you are going  to follow , choosing from the spots that you are interested in.

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