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New Years Eve is a unique time of year to visit a new place, and we aim to travel to as many as we can.

We've already visited some of the main ones: Paris, Sydney, London and Edinburgh but have the ambition to get to as many of the others listed on this site as we can.

We hope you find our listings useful in finding the best NYE fireworks, parties, hotels, concerts, restaurants, cruises and events wherever you are!

 

BY MARTIN KERRIGAN > HOME > EUROPE >

Athens New Years Eve 2015

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Athens, Greece, 31 December 2014, Midnight

Athens Parthenon

It's no secret that Athens, the famous and iconic capital city of Ancient Greece, has had a pretty tough time of it lately, with increasingly high unemployment and ongoing austerity enforced by an unpopular government dominating the local cultural scene in recent months. However, if it's one thing the Greeks cannot be accused of it is lacking fortitude, so you can expect to see them putting their problems to one side for one night at least and concentrating on throwing a spectacular New Years Eve party to welcome in 2015 in the hope that it will be a much better year for everyone.

The picture above is actually one of our own, taken on our visit to Athens way back in 2004 (really doesn't seem that long ago!) If you look carefully you can see Yvonne lurking in the bottom right hand corner. It's a city we very much plan to return to one day, hopefully soon.

Fireworks, Events & Party Listings

 

New Years Eve is celebrated enthusiastically in Athens, and while there are no planned municipal fireworks this year (another sad reflection of the dictates of the austerity regime) you can be assured that the local businesses will attempt to step into the breach, with local bars, hotels and restaurants holding their own parties and all doing their best to light up the city and the sky come midnight.

One feature of Athens that marks it out from most other major European cities is the proliferation on roof gardens maintained by the hotels - the densely packed nature of the city centre means public space is at an absolute premium, so local hoteliers have circumvented this restriction by taking their public areas vertical, so on many city centre hotel roofs you will find attractive bars, many with pools and restaurants, and this provides a perfect setting for a panoramic view of the midnight firework displays.

From one of these lofty perches you can have a fantastic view of the city's main attractions, including Syntagma Square, The Acropolis and the Parthenon, Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon and The Ancient Agora.

Streaming, Webcams & Video

 

Places to watch live online: Athens webcams

Hotels & Accommodation

 

As discussed above, we recommend finding yourself a hotel with a roof terrace for the best viewing options, Browse the selection, check availability and book local hotels here.

Comments & Reviews

 

We would love to hear feedback from anyone who has visited Athens for New Years Eve and would like to share their experiences.

Also if you know of any events or parties we don't yet have listed, whether it's something you're attending or organising, please let us know and we'll be happy to update the page.

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