New Year’s Eve Under the Acropolis of Athens



New Year’s Eve under the Acropolis of AthensWithin the framework of events planned by the Municipality of Athens, Greece, for New Year’s Eve, the city center will become a melting pot of inhabitants and tourists, to the sounds of festive music. The special event which marks the last evening of the year will include concerts and theatrical displays to complement the celebrations. The events are scheduled to begin at noon on Tuesday, with music and theatrical festivities at various locations in the city.

The program in detail is as follows:

Varvakios Square
14:00 Alexandros Arkadopoulos – clarinet band
Neos Kosmos Metro Station
14:00 Dorόs (eastern sounds – traditional)
Kolonaki Square
15:00 L’Anima string quartet
Municipal Market of Kipseli (Fokionos Negri Street)
16:00 Diminuita Swing Trio and swing dancers
Merkouri Square in Petralona district
16:30 Flamenco music and dance by “Symmetria”
Keramikos Metro Station
17:00 Felino Tango
Ermou Street (Monastiraki quarter & Syntagma)
18:00 Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens
Syntagma Square
20:00 Choir of the Municipality of Athens
21:00 Stringless (a capella group)
Ermou Pedestrianized Area (Thisio)
20:00 Composer Mimis Plessas and the Municipality
of Athens Big Band
21:00 Mode Plagal (Jazz – Fusion music)
Dionissiou Areopagitou Pedestrianized Area
20:00 Encardia
21:00 Muchatrela
22:00 Nikos Touliatos’ “Ichodrasi” and the Battuca percussion group
in a musical march from Dionissiou Areopagitou Pedestrian street
towards the Thisio Central Stage
Central Stage – Thisio
22:00 Fide Koksal, Nasos Sopilis and music band
22:20 Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens,
with soloists, M. Psiras, L. Messini, Eleni Peta and Vassilis Lekas.


2014 will be welcomed with a bang! There will be fireworks alongside the sound of drums provided by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens and other percussion groups, plus New Year’s carols  “Calanda” by the participating artists.
00:05 Nikos Portokaloglou
01:00 Giota Nega and Gerasimos Andreatos

The Antosi theatrical group will also be participating in the New Year’s Eve celebrations with a series of small, improvised and scripted events.


5 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe tonight I’ll finally get to see fireworks and it ends with a Big Bang. That’s if my ugly wife doesn’t have a headache.

  2. In 2013 we have been frozen, starved, taxed, cheated and lied to. Our doctors are on strike, our universities closed, our children out of work, and our homes to be foreclosed. We have seen our politicians jailed while others walk away free men. We have heard there is to be no more austerity yet our standard of living drops with every passing day. The people’s clamour for justice and righteousness fell on deaf ears, yet we shall remain steadfast in our resolve that you will not beat us down. We will not be defeated, no matter what. My New Year’s Message for 2014

  3. Stop pretending you’re a Greek you Slavic pig.
    We call know that Slavs have difficulties getting it up without Viagra!!

  4. hahaha. You admitted to me that you were old you maleka!!
    You seem like the type that is to lazy to even get it up without your mother calling you every night to remind you to be good to your wife. Lol. Mama’s boy

  5. Old doesn’t mean lazy ..like the busted arse Slav Maks who hang around the club all day.
    Why are so many unemployed in your community??
    If your women are deserting you which they seem to do often then you obviously have a problem Slav Mak!!
    I don’t know a single Slav Mak in my area who is not divorced. Their ex’s all complain about the same things.
    Not much work…not much love ..from their useless men!!
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