New Year's Eve in Athens, Greece 2012The Municipality of Athens is expected to mark the change of the year with some fun and ceremony this December 31st, New Year's Eve.
Many of the Christmas themes will continue through January 7th, the day after Epiphany, though the child-focused ones will close earlier in the evenings.
New Year's Concerts
Free concerts are usually scheduled at Syntagma Square, Kotzia Square on Athinas Street where the Athens City Hall is located, and Klafthmonos Square.
Fireworks in AthensIt will be hard to avoid seeing the fireworks, which will go off at midnight.
Clubs The Skull Bar in Athens is offering an evening of "Dazzle" with Leon Segke and Mikele. Admission is 10 Euros and includes a drink and afterhours. More info from their Facebook and at the Skull Bar website.
Hotel Events in AthensMany hotels have parties and special events planned for New Year's Eve, and every rooftop bar with a view to the fireworks will be jammed.
While almost every hotel with the necessary facilties will be offering something, the 5-star hotels dominate this event and many of them traditionally sell out.
The King George Hotel will be offering a New Year's Gala in their ballroom. Other events are likely at the Divani Caravel (which is offering a special New Year's Package) , the Athenian Callirhoe, and the Park Hotel.
At the Athenaeum Hotel Intercontinental, there is a special New Year's Eve buffet and a prix-fixe dinner for 250 Euro per person at the Premiere restaurant located on the roof. This venue will give an excellent view of the fireworks over the Acropolis.
The Athens Ledra Marriott also offers special meals for both Christmas and New Year's Eve. Spondi, which some consider to be the best restaurant in Athens, offers a special prix-fixe multi-course New Year's Eve menu with wine pairings for every course.
Take a look at previous celebrations for Christmas and New Year's Eve here: Christmas & New Year's Eve in Athens Photo Gallery
Other New Year's Eve Celebrations in GreeceThe Kalavrita Ski Resort in the Peloponnese Peninsula offers an annual New Year's Eve party at the Helmos Ski Lodge parking lot. Confirm conditions before you go.
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