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Christmas Factory 2019

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Christmas Factory 2019

Experience Christmas magic at the largest and most exciting festive village in Athens! Join our social media competitions on Facebookor Instagram and win free invitations for select dates during December & January!

The Christmas Factory, the biggest Christmas park in Athens, returns for yet another year with plenty of games, treats, activities, and gifts!

The elves have decorated Technopolis once again with festive lights and delicious candy everywhere! From Santa’s House to four Christmas factories! Get ready for 12 different interactive workshops, a market with 30 different stores and a food market with 15 delicious ”tasty corners”!

Over 250 events, theatrical performances, puppet theaters, choirs, lasers arenas, live cooking workshops and many more await children and parents to spend an unforgettable Christmas holiday!

The four Christmas Factories

Santa’s House: The beloved workshop of Miss-Vasilena returns with new activities and calls you to create your personal Christmas memorabilia! After that, everyone can head over to Santa’s Post Office and write a letter to Santa who will also be there for some festive photos!

Toy’s Factory: A place where games have no limit! Children will be able to learn magic tricks, play with a wide variety of toys, watch kid’s shows and even make their own little robots and 3D designs on the weekends!

Sweet Factory: The Face Painting and Choco Painting workshops are back, but this time the elves are painting kid’s faces with delicious chocolate! You can also find pilates sessions for children and parents, as well as pastry and baking workshops for some Christmas creations!

Fun Factory: The biggest inflatable playground we’ve ever had at the Christmas Factory is waiting for endless hours of playtime! While for our even younger friends, the Imagination Playground has special games for children aged 2-10 as well as a wide variety of board games for everyone!

The big opening will take place on November 30th in collaboration with Make-A-Wish, where the purchase of a Christmas hat marks the beginning of the event and part of the revenue will be donated to charity.

The Meet Market – 2 Weekends Of Christmas With Street Food & Tunes

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The Meet Market - 2 Weekends Of Christmas With Street Food & Tunes

This Chistmas, two of Athen’s most favorite events join forces to fill the Athens Conservatoire with beautiful smells and tastes!

For two weekends, kiosks with sweet treats and many more will be waiting for you with a Christmas twist, right next to the entrance of the Children’s Museum.

On the weekends of December 14-15 and 21-22 (from 11:00am to 23:00pm):

– The Meatloaf Extravaganza
– Guerilla Chef
– Madame PhuManChu
– Pakalolo Cannabis Sweets
– My Pasta Flora
– Φ Bakery
– Melikrini vegan & vegetarian gastronomy
– Tiki’s Gold Pig
– Falafeladiko
– Siniora Italian Sweets
– The Food Truck

Join us with an empty stomach for an alternative Christmas experience in Athens’ biggest nomad market!

Christmas Eve Menu At Chefi

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Christmas Eve Menu At Chefi

Christmas Eve Menu, Tuesday 24th of December 2019

Welcome: duck prosciutto, mango chutney, potato chips Celery root purée, mushrooms, walnuts Salad, hearts of lettuce, pomegranate, jamon Iberico, arseniko cheese, commandaria vinaigrette.

Dolmas, fregola, cranberry, leek Slow cooked wild boar, chestnut purée, caramelised onions, roasted sweet potato, tarragon sauce Mandarin cheese cake, pistachio crumble, white chocolate, caramel ice cream Coffee, truffles

– 1st seating 18:30 until 21:00

– 2nd seating starts at 21:00

65 euros per person

Reservations: 210 6815774 –

Festive Season At The Acropolis Museum

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Festive Season At The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum invites you to a festive season full of activities during December 2019. Creative mobile workshops for children, gallery talks for adults, Christmas music from the Jazz Octet, famous musical songs from the S.T.A.B. saxophone quartet and special gifts at the Acropolis Museum Shops, will offer visitors moments to joy and celebration.

Children’s workshop “Festive stories”


What kind of festivals did the ancient Athenians have and for which were the children looking forward to participate? Let’s discover them at the Acropolis Museum and bring to life the emotions that these feasts were giving birth to children and adults. We will create festive sets and happy compositions that will uniquely adorn the Museum.

Days & hours: Saturday 21/12, Sunday 22/12, Saturday 28/12 & Sunday 29/12, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. in Greek only.
Duration: 90 mins
Ages: 6-11 years oldParticipacion: Participation for children is free. A general admission fee (5€) is required for
parents/escortsReservations: For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served (25 children per workshop)

The workshops are held by the Department of Educational Programs – Acropolis Museum and the Department of Information & Education – Acropolis Restoration Service (YSMA).

Gallery talks “The lost statue of Athena Parthenos”

The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk of knowledge about its construction materials and techniques, its myths and allegories, its radiance and its adventures.

Days & hours: Saturday 7/12, Saturday 14/12, Saturday 21/12 & Saturday 28/12, at 11 a.m. in English and at 1 p.m. in Greek
Duration: 50 mins
Participation: The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the permanent exhibition ticket is required (5€).

Limited to 30 visitors per session.

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Gallery talks at the exhibition “Chisel and memory. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments”

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend presentations of an exceptional exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work.

The temporary exhibition was organized by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service (YSMA).

Days & hours: Saturday 14/12, Saturday 21/12 & Saturday 28/12, at 12 noon
Duration: 40 mins
Participation: The gallery talk is free of charge. Limited to 25 visitors per session.

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Music and carols at the Acropolis Museum

On Sunday 22 December, at 12 noon, the Acropolis Museum will host the Jazz Octet of the Athens Military Guard for a music concert at the Museum ground floor, including jazz and Christmas world renowned melodies.

On Monday 23 December, at 12 noon, the Vrakoforoi Cretan Dance Group will sing traditional Christmas carols at the Museum ground floor.

On Sunday 29 December, at 12 noon, the Acropolis Museum will host the well-known S.T.A.B. saxophone quartet for a New Year’s music concert at the Museum ground floor, including renowned musical songs.

On Tuesday 31 December, at 12 noon, the Association of Asia Minor “Nees Kydonies” will sing traditional New Year’s carols at the Museum ground floor.

The Acropolis Museum Charm for 2020

According to myth the tortoise won the race over the hare, the former with his patience and dedication winning over the flippant self confidence of the hare. The ancients considered that the benevolent tortoise protected them from the evil eye and that its blood was an antidote to poison. A tortoise lead weight featuring a tortoise in relief of the 3rd to 1st century BC inspired the Museum’s charm of 2020. You can see the original exhibit in showcase 2 (no.11) of the Gallery of the Slopes at the Acropolis Museum.

Festive meals and Christmas mood at the restaurant

During the festive season, the Museum restaurant will serve traditional festive meals and sweets. Christmas jazz nights are also taking place every Friday night by famous jazz music ensembles. For reservations please contact the restaurant during Museum opening hours on +30 210 9000915.

Christmas Afternoon Tea At Hotel Grande Bretagne

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Christmas Afternoon Tea At Hotel Grande Bretagne

The renowned Afternoon Tea dresses up its Festive attire and welcomes you to the warm embrace of the iconic Winter Garden.
This exclusive and signature experience holds its own part of the hotel’s history. A custom carried from India to Britain in the early 17th century. The 1,500 different kinds of tea prove the dedication of the English and its intrinsic presence in British culture.
Since its inception, the Winter Garden tea serving and ritual became a landmark among tea consumers and connoisseurs. Perceived as the most opulent tea experience, accompanied by the finest selection of sweet and savory delicacies, the Afternoon Tea of the historic hotel is exclusively curated by its talented Pastry & Executive chefs.
Unparalleled taste of irresistible savories and sweets awaits you daily – a ritual not to be missed and always cherished.
The Christmas Afternoon Tea, whose menu you can find HERE, will be operating daily from November 30th 2019 to January 7th 2020 from 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

Christmas Flavors At Hotel Grande Bretagne

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Christmas Flavors At Hotel Grande Bretagne

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the iconic Winter Garden is graciously welcoming Christmas with the most delicate Christmas Flavors menu, which you can see HERE!

Visit the festively decorated Grand Dame of Athens and allow the cozy feelings of the nicest season to embrace you and welcome you to a sweet journey.

Tart ‘Mont Blanc’, ‘Panettone’ with raisins and citrus, Chestnut cake with raspberry and a fine selection of Traditional Greek Christmas delights are just some of the festive delicacies that our talented Pastry team has curated and prepared for our valued guests.

Enjoy the discrete Christmas tunes playing at the background of the warm Winter Garden and immerse yourself in its glittering atmosphere while savoring your very own delicacy, always accompanied by your favorite beverage.

Christmas Eve At Hard Rock Cafe Athens


Christmas Eve At Hard Rock Cafe Athens

Merry Christmas!

We welcome Christmas with a festive set menu, lots of music and special happenings!

Our Festive Menu is a 3-course menu
Choice of Appetiser:
– One Night in Bangkok Spicy Shrimp
– Blue Cheese Chopped Salad
Choice of Main Course:
– Big Cheeseburger
– BBQ Grilled Chicken
– Smoked Barbeque Combo
– Original Legendary Burger
– Steak Salad
– One Night in Bangkok Shrimp Burger
– Moving Mountains Burger

– Grilled Salmon

– Holiday Brownie
Digestive Drink:

– Masticha Liquor

Festive Music Events:
– DJ set from 8pm.
– Live Band at 9 pm

The SNFCC Ice Rink Is Back!

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The SNFCC Ice Rink Is Back!Starting on 30/11 for the third year in a row, the floating Ice Rink picks up the tempo in the SNFCC Christmas World, with skaters gliding in a festive mood, their skates throwing up fire!

This year located at the start of the Canal, in front of the Visitors Center, the Ice Rink will offer all fans of the most Christmassy sport the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic “inside view” of the majestic Dancing Fountains and the illuminated Canal.

The Ice Rink will be open daily from 10.00 to 22.00 until 02/02/2020 (subject to weather conditions), with a maximum 40-minute stay.

Free admission by online preregistration!


A Christmas Carol At The National Theatre Of Greece

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A Christmas Carol At The National Theatre Of Greece

The magic of a Dickensian Christmas returns to the NTG from November 15 to April 12, this time on the Main Stage, with A Christmas Carol directed by Giannis Moschos. This unique spectacle will capture the hearts of all those who are still able to see the world through the innocent eyes of a child and enter the world of dreams and the imagination. Ebenezer Scrooge believes in strict discipline and hard work and disapproves of Christmas.

But this year he has to re-evaluate his life and the people around him when forced to confront his past, present and future by three ghostly apparitions. Will the hard-hearted Scrooge be moved by the holiday spirit?  And if he is, then who can possibly resist it?

Wednesdays at 19:00
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 20:30
Sundays at 17:30
With surtitles in English (Wednesday to Sunday)

Cast (in alphabetical order)
Aliki Alexandraki, Stella Antipa, Evangelia Karakatsani, Ariadni Kavalierou, Laertis Malkotsis,
Christina Maxouri, Zoe Mylona, Alexandros Mylonas, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Vasilis
Papadimitriou, Christos Stergioglou, Paris Thomopoulos, Giorgos Tzavaras, Melina Vampoula,
Kostas Vasardanis, Thanasis Vlavianos


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Wednesday to Sunday 9:30-21:30

REX THEATRE 48 Panepistimiou Str.
Tuesday: 9:00-16:30
Wednesday to Sunday 9:30-21:30

TICKET SERVICES Pesmazoglou Arcade – 39 Panepistimiou Str.
Monday/ Wednesday: 9:00-17:00
Tuesday/ Thursday/ Friday: 9:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-14:00


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