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Countdown to Christmas: Athens Embraces the Festive Spirit

The City of Athens has entered the holiday season early this year, as Greece’s capital celebrated the lighting of the Syntagma Square Christmas Tree on the evening of Tuesday, November 23. “Athens’ neighborhoods have been decorated early this year, offering...

Hellenic American Union to Host Online Christmas Workshops for Children

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops the weekend before Christmas. The two organizations are inviting primary school children to make Christmas tree decorations and cards...

Thessaloniki's New Christmas Market Makes Entire City Sparkle

 Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, donned its festive Christmas wear this past weekend and the opinions on this year's decorations are overwhelmingly positive. Locals as well as tourists have been enjoying the expanded, more stylish and brighter decorations...

Athens Gets into Christmas Spirit With Spectacular Display of Light and Color

Athens is being transformed for the holiday season which promises to be one of the most spectacular in recent years as Greece is exiting its economic crisis. In the shopping center of the capital, at Ermou and Voukourestiou Streets, shops...

A House in Kozani is One of Greece's Most Decorated for Christmas

A three-level house in the west Macedonian city of Kozani is one of Greece's most heavily-decorated houses for Christmas, adorned with thousands of lights and ornaments on the facade of the building. It makes quite a spectacular view at...

Chios' Historic Villa Boasts Greece's Most Extravagant Xmas Decorations (video)

A historic villa turned luxury hotel, located on the island of Chios, has amazed locals and visitors alike with its over-the-top Christmas decorations this Christmas season. Thousands of lights, ornaments, a huge imposing tree, an "igloo of lights", polar bears...