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Coolest things to do on Christmas in Athens-converted

Coolest things to do on Christmas in Athens

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Coolest things to do on Christmas in Athens

Greece lightens up as Christmas arrives, from the mainland to the islands,
Greek Christmas traditions remain a deep-rooted part of the culture. During
Christmas time, people are out shopping for gifts; adorn their homes and
preparing for family dines. In recent years, Athens has been coined as an
emerging European city break spot. That holds true for the inquisitive
Christmas traveler. Traveling during the winter season here is great. Why?
Less crowds, for one. You’ll experience Greece outside of its summer skin
and see the way Greeks celebrate one of their favorite holidays.
In all, winter weather is mild, open-air holiday celebrations are on schedule
and the archival places and museums are free of tourist crowds.

List of things to do on Christmas in Athens:

1) Christmas Boat

Generally, Greeks adorn their houses with boats instead of the
popular Christmas tree found in homes across most of the Western
world. It is no secret that Greece is a country where hundreds of
years ago, the most of its population were seafaring sailors. At
Christmas, the families would spruce up with a small wooden boat to
represent their thankfulness for the safe return of the father and the
sons of the house, and this tradition continues today.

2) Christmas Food

In Greece, the Christmas holidays last thirteen days, from Christmas
Eve until Epiphany, January 6, the day when the Magi arrived in
Bethlehem with gifts for the baby Jesus. These thirteen days are
celebrated with tasty and filling foods and sweets, including syrup-
dipped cookies and almond shortbread, which are easily available in
any bakery.

3) Children’s Christmas Festivals

Athens has holiday festivals perfect for families. The Christmas
Factory is a classic for children. Little ones can to write letters to
Santa or meet him in person. Santa Claus Kingdom is another fun
option for a holiday themed day out complete with indoor ice skating,
rides, games and fair food.

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