Our Favorite Things To Do In Athens This Holiday Season

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 27 December 2021
Our Favorite Things To Do In Athens This Holiday Season
Even though Athens is not one of the most iconic Christmas destinations, the city literally lights up during the festive season! The city streets and squares are decorated with fairy lights, garlands, and traditional Greek Christmas boats, and the air is filled with the aromas of freshly baked holiday delicacies. Here are 3 things to do in Athens this holiday season that will help you and your loved ones embrace the festive spirit to the fullest!
Visit The Christmas Factory In Gazi

Christmas Factory

From December 4 to January 6, the Christmas Factory returns to Technopolis in Gazi, making it the most festive place to be in the heart of Athens. Candy stores, fun factories, interactive workshops, a carousel, the city’s largest Ferris wheel, a colorful Christmas market, and many more exciting activities await you and your family for a fun outing right in the city center.
Go Shopping At The Mall Athens

The Mall Athens

Find perfect Christmas presents for your loved ones at the Mall Athens. Impressive Christmas trees, beautiful decorations, a lot of lights, and many surprises await the visitors of the mall until January 7. Get ready to discover the magic of Christmas and meet elves, reindeer, and, of course, Santa himself!

Go Ice Skating

Ice rink

Ice skating has become a popular activity during winter in Athens, and ice rinks can be found in various spots around the city! Here are some of our favorites:

Athens Heart
The largest permanent ice rink in the country is located next to Athens Heart Shopping Mall and has a surface of more than 1,000 square meters which is close to international standards! The ice rink is covered by a specially designed tent, making it possible to skate in all weather conditions.

SNFCC Ice Rink
The SNFCC ice rink is the ideal place to enjoy ice skating in a beautiful set-up, right in front of the decorated Agora. The ice rink is open daily from December 10 to February 6 – admission is free with online pre-registration and a maximum stay of 40 minutes.

Ice Rink at Megaron Concert Hall
This holiday season, the Megaron Concert Hall will host one of the loveliest ice rinks in Athens, located in the Atrium area. Visiting the 375 square meter ice rink is a great opportunity to combine ice skating with one of the festive performances held at the concert hall this holiday season.