Christmas brings with it the magic that each of us hopes.
This magic, together with the beautiful stories about fairies, elves, goblins and nutcrackers who transform into beautiful boys on Christmas Eve, become a reality in the festive villages of Greece that open their doors again from December to early January.
From Athens to Drama, the most beautiful, largest and most diverse Christmas parks in Greece await visitors.
If not this is the true spirit of the holidays, then what is?
Travel has compiled four of the must see Christmas Villages to visit in Greece.
The Christmas Factory – Technopolis, Athens
In the heart of Athens, in the Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens, a fantastic festive world, where goblins and elf elves live, comes to life for the little friends of fairy tales and adventure.
Dozens of wooden benches with goodies, gift ideas, handmade decorations, snacks and delicious sweets till be open until January 6, 2022.
At the same time guests will can enjoy walking on the carousel, a route with the caterpillar train or some other fun rides.
Of course, it would not be possible to miss the big, imposing wheel, beautifully lit with festive, colourful lights, the perfect closure to a Christmas outing that has it all.
If you choose to visit the Christmas Factory from Monday to Friday until December 23, you can enter the place with two tickets for the price of one with just 6 euros.
The cost of a regular ticket is 6 euros per person, while there is also the option of entry for families of four with a total ticket cost of 20 euros.
The Mill of the Elves – Trikala
In one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, Trikala, an absolutely fairytale setting has been set up for the last ten years to “dress” the most beautiful, Christmas memories for young and old visitors.
The Mill of the Elves is now a symbol of the city and offers a fantastic experience, which acquires a beautiful, educational character that goes beyond the traditional, Christmas activities.
In the beautiful castles of the village, you will meet brave knights and playful elves, Santa Claus, but also a magical well of wishes that will “hear” your wishes.
Each theme section of the park is dedicated to a chapter of knowledge for children, such as stories about raising awareness about the vital importance of water in our daily lives, the great value of the environment in our lives, but also importance of great, selfless love.
The Mill of the Elves will open its doors on Friday, December 3 and will remain open until Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 10 am to 10 pm.
A cute and very safe detail is the fact that at the entrance each child will get a round sticker with his name in order to stick it on their jacket.
Oneiroupoli – Drama
In Macedonia, in beautiful Drama, the fairytale Dreamland has been hosted for almost two decades – a lively village of Santa Claus, which awakens the imagination of children, filling their hearts with sweet, Christmas hope and anticipation.
There, dreams can really come true in the “Forest of Wishes” where young and old leave their wishes every year for the holidays, but also for the approaching new year.
The beautiful, wooden house that you will find in the forest is full of surprises.
The Fairies of love have taken care to create a warm and welcoming space for everyone. A huge fairy bag is waiting to be filled with your own beautiful thoughts and somewhere inside the house a strange frame is ready to take the sweetest photos of the holidays.
Oneiroupoli will open its doors to the public this year on Sunday 5 December and will operate until January 2, in a beautiful outdoor space that brings to mind the warm, welcoming scenery of the Christmas markets of northern Europe.
Christmas village of the world – Katerini
At the Smoking Station of Katerini, a special annual event comes to fill us every year with beautiful emotions, reminding us of the true spirit of the holidays. The spirit of generosity.
The Christmas village in the city of Katerini, which is organised by the volunteer group Action of N. Pieria in collaboration with Doctors of the World, will be set up again this year, at the exact same place, to give joy and love to children through fairytale activities and Christmas stories.
In December, the wooden houses will take their place again in the Smoking Station of the city to welcome the people who have proven for 8 years their significant support in the event, which aims to strengthen the social unity of Katerini.
Last year, the Christmas village went online with the people behind the event showing great zeal and enthusiasm once again.
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