Christmas in Athens is beyond magical. There are no words to describe the atmosphere and feeling.
Unfortunately this year, everyone around the world will be experiencing a different festive season.
Today, GCT takes you on a beautiful festive journey through Athens, showing you what Greece’s capital city looked like during the Christmas period of the 1960s!
*Photographs Copyright: Kostas Balafas, Dimitris Harisiadis and Benaki Museum
From Santa Claus driving through Kifissia, to kids collecting gifts from Monastiraki, Christmas carols being sung on buses, and lines of people waiting to shop at the legendary Minion, which was Athens’ first department store.
Christmas was filled with bright lights, trees, and people everywhere!
Christmas in the city had crowds of people catching the neon lights and waiting patiently to see special performances taking place all around the city centre.
Bakeries were filled with Kourabiedes and other famous Greek sweets that had the streets smelling wonderful and feeling ever-so-festive!
*Watch the video here-