Greek capital changes New Year’s Eve party venue



The Municipality of the city of Athens has announced that this year’s New Year’s Eve party will be held in the district of Thissio instead of Constitution Square as was the case in previous years.

Hosting the event will be actor Vassilis Haralambopoulos, while the evening will also feature the municipal brass band, stilt-walkers, the dance performance "Angels in the City" and singer Christina Maxouri.

Athens Mayor George Kaminis will go on stage for the countdown to the start of 2019.

After midnight, singer Katerina Kouka and composer Themis Karamouratidis will take to the stage with five musicians playing a mixed repertoire of Greek music, followed by a DJ set organised by the radio station En Lefko 87.7 and its producer Haris Varzabetian.