New Year’s Eve is the most precious festival that brings lots of happiness, fortunes for everyone. People from different areas celebrate this day with grand arrangements. It is true that we all are busy with our daily works throughout the year. Therefore, everybody eagerly waits for the special day. Celebration means music, concerts, countdown party, dance, NYE fireworks and many more things.
But when it comes to 2018 New Year’s celebration it also includes various rituals, traditions that the people of different countries, different cities maintain dedicatedly. Whether you are too busy with your work or you do not like such parties, make sure at least in this time of the year you definitely will use your work leaves properly and spend time with family or friends. Among many amazing ancient capital cities in Europe, Athens is the best place to celebrate Christmas and New Years Eve in Greece.
Celebrations of NYE
The Municipality of Athens is expected to mark the change of the year with some funs and ceremonies in December 31st, New Year’s Eve. Plenty of the Christmas themes keep continuing until January 7th, the day after Epiphany, although the child-focused ones will have closed earlier in the evenings.
One feature of Athens city making it special from most other major European cities is the proliferation on roof gardens maintained by the Athens’ hotels. And the densely packed nature of the city center means public space is at an absolute premium, so local hoteliers have circumvented this restriction by taking their public areas vertical, so on many city center hotel roofs you will find attractive bars, many with pools and restaurants, and this provides a perfect setting for a panoramic view of the midnight NYE firework displays. New Years Eve concerts are usually scheduled at Syntagma Square, Kotzia Square on Athinas Street where the Athens City Hall is located, and Klafthmonos Square.
Best hotels for NYE
Athens has a wide range of great accommodations such as:
- Intercontinental Athenaeum Athens Hotel
- Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel
- Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel
- Hilton Athens
- Herodion Hotel, Royal Olympic Hotel
- Fresh Hotel
- Plaka Hotel
- Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens
- Grand Resort Lagonissi
- O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
- Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel
- Westin Athens Hotel
- Saint George Lycabettus
If you are preparing to stay in Greece for Christmas and New Years Eve, early hotel reservation and air flight ticket booking are extremely recommended to avoid last moment disappointment.