New Years Eve Athens Fireworks
Fireworks over the Acropolis in Athens. Photograph: N.Sorokin


Where: Various locations
When: 31 December 2022
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.


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, hosted by Greek celebrities. Expect music, dancing and fireworks.

Free Entry

New Years Eve Athens Niarchos Center Fireworks

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

From 10:30pm | 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 until 2am and a spectacular fireworks show in front of the SNFCC’S Agora. If fitness is in your new year’s resolution, you can also join the first fun run of the year starting at 12:04am at the SNFCC.

Free Entry – More information here


Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens

New Year’s Eve Dinner | GB Roof Garden Restaurant

Celebrate the end of another year with a luxurious set menu and views over the Acropolis for the fireworks. Guests will be entertained with live music and a DJ Set to count down the year. 8:00pm – 1:00am. 540 euros per person. Find more information here

New Years Eve Athens Grande Bretagne

The GB Roof Garden Restaurant at the Hotel Grande Bretagne.

Electra Metropolis Athens

New Year’s Eve Dinner | Metropolis Roof Garden

The Electra Metropolis Roof Garden has views to the Acropolis and is a perfect for the fireworks. The restaurant is offering a six course banquet with wine from 8:00pm – 1:00am. 280 euros per person. Find more information here


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

Want to learn more Greek?

Read our ‘Basic Greek for travelling’ guide & ‘Greek phrases to practice before visiting Greece’ 


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