By Megan Millisky
Athens, Greece is a great place to spend your December holiday break. If you’re visiting near the beginning of the month, check out the AthensCon, a celebration of comic books. Or for those looking to learn a few dance moves and escape the chilly weather, sign up for an intensive Flamenco dancing workshop! And for families traveling around Christmastime, celebrate at The Christmas Factory. Meet Santa Claus and explore the workshop. There are many ways to experience Athens - here are eight activities to help you plan your trip.
AthensCon is an event every comic book and collectible lover should attend! November 30-December 1, get dressed up. You can hear interviews with writers, actors, and comic artists.
Address: 2P4G+2F Athens, Αθήνα, Greece
2. Plisskën Festival
Plisskën Festival features some of the best musical talent from all over the world. With nine bands and musicians performing, there is something for every musical style. DJs will get the party started on December 7.
Address: XPG6+44 Athens, Αθήνα, Greece
3. Intensive Flamenco Workshop
Join a Flamenco class December 6-8! Even if you’ve never danced Flamenco before, you can still have a blast at these professionally taught courses. Sign up beforehand, as workshops sell out quickly.
Address: XPG3+R9 Athens, Αθήνα, Greece
4. Athens Boat Show
Stop into the Athens Boat show to discover the best new boats and gear. November 27-December 1, immerse yourself in the world of surfing, water skiing, motorboating, and yachting. You can also find gear for water sports, diving, and fishing.
Address: Kifisias 37, Athina 151 23, Greece
5. GeMin Jewelry Show
Bring back some gorgeous jewels from your Athens trip at the GeMin Jewelry show. November 29-December 1, you can discover amazing geodes, gemstones, and crystals. There are rock displays and precious gemstones on display as well.
6. The Christmas Factory
Through December, meet Santa Claus at the Christmas Factory at Technopolis. This festival annual event gives little ones the chance to explore Santa’s toy factory. There is enough to plan a whole afternoon around, including a Ferris Wheel, an ice-skating rink, and a Magic School.
Address: Athens 118 54, Greece
7. Visit Athens Central Market
If the weather is too cold to be outdoors, explore this amazing food indoor market! Located in the heart of Athens, this market has authentic Greek street food, along with fresh meat and fish. This huge market is open Monday-Saturday through December.
Address: Athinas, Athina 105 51, Greece
8. Archaic Color at the Acropolis Museum
Through December 31, discover this cool exhibit about archaic color. The exhibit focuses on ancient themes portrayed by different colors in ancient Greek Artifacts.