Christmas at Athens Museums

The National Archaeological Museum on December 24th is inviting visitors of all ages to participate in a series of Christmas festivities. The museum’s archaeologists will show you around the museum’s main exhibitions and artifacts and they will inform you on Greece’s traditional Christmas and New Year customs.

At noon artists Niki Kapari and Yiannis Psimadas will narrate Alexandros Papapadiamantis’ Christmas story and they will perform Christmas songs and carols. At 12.30 the Vocal Inventions Ensemble will perform works of Arlen, Caccini, Coulais, Curter & Hudson, Gjeilo, Jenkins, Pierpoint, Purcel, Rutter and traditional Christmas carols.

The Athens Archaeological museum is located on 44, Patision st. in central Athens.

Festivities at the Acropolis Museum

Children’s workshops, Christmas songs and many surprises await all visitors on December 27th the Acropolis Museum . The program will include Christmas and New Year tunes from the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, starting at noon.

The temporary exhibition “Samothrace. The mysteries of the Great Gods” is currently underway (until January 10th,  2016) and it is providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more on the “mysteries” of antiquity and the relationship between the ancient Greeks and their gods. Admission to the exhibition is free.

PHOTO: National Archaeological Museum