Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

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

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

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.

 Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Christmas was filled with bright lights, trees, and people everywhere!

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

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.

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

Bakeries were filled with Kourabiedes and other famous Greek sweets that had the streets smelling wonderful and feeling ever-so-festive!

Festive Flashback! 1960s Christmas in Athens

*Watch the video here-

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with our first Christmas Recipe Advent Countdown!