Tag: New Year

Syntagma

Greece welcomes in 2020

With the twelfth stroke of midnight, fireworks illuminated skies around Greece, to celebrate the New Year of 2020 and the New Decade! Athens: Thessaloniki: Chania, Crete: Καλή χρονιά!!! ❤️ Posted by Chania…

Welcoming the new Roaring Twenties at Syntagma Square 5

Welcoming the new Roaring Twenties at Syntagma Square

Welcome in the new Roaring Twenties at Syntagma Square, Athens with a live show and fireworks organised by the City of Athens. At 10pm on Tuesday, a spectacular celebration will begin featuring a…

New Year Traditions from around Greece 6

New Year Traditions from around Greece

Wherever they are in the country, Greeks love to make the best of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, with warm gatherings at home or at restaurants and bar/clubs that involve…

Pomegranate

New Year’s tradition of smashing pomegranates

Pomegranate is an ancient red fruit, which has been the symbol of fertility, prosperity and regeneration for thousands of years in Greece and in Greek mythology. During Christmas time in Greece you…

vasilopita

Traditional Vasilopita Recipe by Akis Petretzikis

By Akis Petretzikis Greece has a lovely tradition of baking a special cake for the New Year, to start things off right! It’s called a “Vasilopita”. Those who follow the tradition strictly…

Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos

President sends Christmas Message to Greek Diaspora

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos sent his annual message to the Greek diaspora on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year, underlining the importance of its solidarity…

Bringing in the New Year in Athens 9

Bringing in the New Year in Athens

Athens will bring in 2018 at the Thissio pedestrian walkway with the beautiful Acropolis as its stunning backdrop and plenty of music and events planned for New Year’s Eve this Sunday. Lots of fireworks…

Akis Petretzikis deliciously moist Vasilopita 12

Akis Petretzikis deliciously moist Vasilopita

By Akis Petretzikis Greece has a lovely tradition of baking a special cake for the New Year, to start things off right! It’s called a “Vasilopita”. Those who follow the tradition strictly…

Smashing Pomegranate on New Year 13

Smashing Pomegranate on New Year

    Pomegranate is an ancient red fruit, which has been the symbol of fertility, prosperity and regeneration for thousands of years in Greece and in Greek mythology. During Christmas time in…

Living it up- New Year in Athens 14

Living it up- New Year in Athens

From morning to night, and from the darkest drinking holes to the sparkliest cafes, chilly and contemporary Athens is a great place to see in the New Year The television is on…