NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ATHENS

Where: Various locations
When: 31 December 2019
Why Go: Celebrate the New Year in the Greek capital

Spending New Year’s Eve in Athens is a jubilant affair and Athenians know how to have a good time. Follow their lead for a memorable evening on the last night of the year in Athens.

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAYS IN ATHENS

From 9:00pm | The Acropolis district

The pedestrianised area beneath the Acropolis, in the neighbourhood of Thissio, comes alive with live music, DJ sets, performers and a birds-eye view of the Acropolis as it is lit up at midnight by α magnificent fireworks display. A fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Free Entry

10:00pm | Syntagma Square

Head to Syntagma Square for an all-night party in the open air. The big countdown to midnight, led by the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis and hosted by Greek celebrities, Themis Georgantas and Nadia Boule. Earlier acts (pre-10:00pm) include performances by dance company Wolves, Josephine, Ivi Adamou and Demy, concert by the MΕLΙSSES along with DJ sets.

Free Entry

New Years Eve Athens Niarchos Center Fireworks

Fireworks at the Stavros Niarchos Center in Athens. Photograph: SNF – Yiorgis Yerolymbos

From 11:00pm | Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

One of the most popular places to be in Athens for New Year’s Eve. Ideal for all ages, visitors can expect live music, DJ sets, ice-skating and a spectacular fireworks show in front of the SNFCC’S Agora.

Free Entry

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES IN ATHENS

Party at Gazarte

From 9:00pm | Gazarte (covered) rooftop terrace

Enjoy dinner and live music at Gazarte, the all night music venue, close to central Athens. Take in the Acropolis views from their rooftop terrace. Music by ‘Gazarte Party Band’ and DJ sets by ‘NoTaboo’. Entry 6 euros. Dinner (optional) 75 euros per head. Dinner reservations essential +30 210 3460 347 Pre-purchase your tickets here.

Dance party at Hilton Hotel

From 9:00pm | Galaxy Bar & Restaurant

Dance the night away at the Hilton Hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant with live music and guest DJ, Alexandros Christopoulos. From 50 euros per person. Pre-purchase your tickets here.

New Years Eve Athens 360 Bar

The rooftop cocktail bar at 360 Bar overlooks the Acropolis.

360 Rooftop Cocktail NYE Party

From 9:00pm | 360 Bar

Be in the heart of it all in Athens as you send off 2019. 360 Bar will provide early evening hors d’oeuvres, DJ sets, a fireworks display, small gift and complimentary prosecco toast at midnight, with magnificent views of the Acropolis and old Athens. 60 euros per person. Pre-purchase your tickets here.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER IN ATHENS

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

New Year’s Eve Dinner | Mercato Restaurant

Celebrate the end of another year with a luxurious 7 course menu paired with premium wines. Guests are also welcome to attend the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party at Plateia Nafsika for the final countdown. 8:00pm – 1:00am. 475 euros per person. Bookings essential: +30 210 890 1316 | Email: mercato.athens@fourseasons.com

New Years Eve Athens Four Seasons

Mercato Restaurant at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner | Plateia Nafsika

The Four Seasons Athens invites guests to its gala dinner at Plateia Nafsika complete with a grand buffet and access to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party. The lavish buffet will include a champagne and caviar station, Jamón Ibérico station, along with an abundance of seafood and a decadent offering of desserts. 8:30pm – 1:00am. 425 euros per person. Bookings essential: + 30 210 890 1000

 

Hilton Hotel

New Year’s Eve Dinner: 9:00pm – 2:00am | Byzantino Restaurant

Enjoy a formal dinner at Byzantino Restaurant on the ground floor of the Hilton Hotel. Guests will enjoy a 6-course menu with live music. 165 euros per person. Further information and reservations: +30 210 7281 351.

New Year’s Eve Dinner: 8:00pm – 2:00am | Hilton Rooftop Galaxy Restaurant

Take in the rooftop views at the Hilton’s Galaxy Bar and restaurant whilst enjoying an 8-course menu. 345 euros per person. Further information and reservations: +30 210 7281 351

 

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel, Syntagma

New Year’s Eve Dinner | The Parliament Restaurant
6 Course Dinner *Vegan Alternative │ Live Music
Including a bottle of house wine for two, New Year’s cake 
a glass of sparkling wine + New Year’s gift
150 euros per person, children up to 7 years eat free / children 7-12 years, 85 euros. 

Further information and reservations: +30 210 33 52 400

New Year’s Eve Dinner | Explorer’s Bar Bistro
Festive Buffet Dinner │ DJ Music 
Including a bottle of house wine for two, a glass of sparkling wine
New Year’s cake + New Year’s gift

120 euros per person, children up to 7 years eat free / children 7- 12 years, 60 euros.

Further information and reservations: +30 210 33 52 400

 

Useful Greek phrases to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year! (phonetic) Kali Hronia!

Cheers! (phonetic) YIA MAS! (short for: “to our health!”)

Beer: (phonetic) Bir-ra

Wine: (phonetic) Kra-si

Another one please: (phonetic) Alo ena parakalo

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Original article from Why Athens website.

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