Carnival season has taken off in the streets of Athens. “Apokries” is the Greek name for the Carnival time. The time has come for celebrations, parties, activities and events for people of all ages. The municipality of Culture, Sports and Youth, organised a wonderful program full of interesting activities, concerts and workshops.
A long party full of energy and fantasy has been planned for the Athenians and tourists in the city. Notably in the neighbourhoods of Plaka and Moschato, with fancy dress parades. Carnival ends on Kathari Deftera (The Ash Monday), which is a public holiday. Everybody is dressed up, singing and dancing around the streets of Athens. Feel the carnival vibes and get the chance to join the Carnival celebrations and activities in the city.
Some suggestions for you:
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
At 11.30 Agiou Georgiou Square (Platonos Academy) Carnival Music by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens.
At 16:45 Amerikis Square Carnival Music by by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
At 12:00 Plaka – Monastiraki – Thisseio Music route with traditional Greek instruments by “Lefteris Grigoriou & Global Daoulia”. The parade: Filomoussou Square – Kydathineon – Adrianou – Palaiologou Benizelou – Pandrossou – Monastiraki Square – Areos (left side) Adrianou, Thisseio Metro Station.
At 19:00 Monastiraki Metro Station: Latin concert by the band of the municipality of Athens.
At 21:00 Carnival in Plaka – The carnival parade with musical instruments, dance and carnival songs in the heart of city center of Athens (The route: Acropolis Metro station – Sellei – Vyrwnos – Agias Aikaterinis Square – Filomoussou Square – Kydathinaion – Adrianou – Monastiraki Metro station)
Friday, 13 February 2015
At 11:30 Gyzi Square: Carnival music Carnival Music by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens.
At 16:45 Merkouri Square: Carnival music Carnival Music by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens.
At 17:30 Kapnikarea Square: Athens Big Band presents “The Latin Fiesta”
Saturday, 14 February 2015
At 13:00 Museum of Greek Folk Art – Pedestrian street – Traditional dance by the community of Pontian Greeks of Aspropyrgos.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
At 11:00 to 15:00 Zappeion Park: Carnival event for children.
At 11:00: Zappeion Park: The Philarmonic orchestra by the municipality of Athens in latin sounds.
At 11:30: Zappeion Park: Kids activities, face painting, balloons creations, stilts and many other happenings for children.
At 14:30: “Centre of Folk Art and Tradition” Ageliki Chatzimichali: Athens Big Band presents ” The Latin Fiesta” .
Saturday, 21 February 2015
At 20:00 Arts center – Eleytherias Park “Scent of the old Athens city”. Carnival concert by Philarmonic orchestra by the band of the municipality of Athens with Greek songs and Greek opera.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
At 13:00 “Centre of Folk Art and Tradition Ageliki Chatzimichali”. Traditional carnival celebration in cooperation with the “Greek Dance Theater – Dora Stratou” and the “International Dance Council CID UNESCO”, Athens department. If you would like to reserve your seat, you can call 2105151541.
At 13:00 Pedestrian Dionysiou Aeropagitou: Athens Big Band presents “The Latin Fiesta”.
At 21:00 Carnival in Plaka: Carnival parade with musical instruments, dance and carnival songs in the heart of the city center (The route: Acropolis Metro station – Sellei – Vyrwnos – Agias Aikaterinis Square – Filomoussou Square – Kydathinaion – Adrianou – Tripodon – Flessa – Lisiou – Markou Avriliou – Adrianou – Monastiraki Square)
Τhe Clean Monday (Ash Monday), 23 February 2015
All day: Lofos Fillopappou / Fillopappos Hill – Traditional “Koulouma” with Greek traditional food and pastries. A program full of dance, songs and music.
At 11:00 The Philharmonic orchestra by the municipality of Athens welcomes you in the entrance of Fillopappos Hill.
Enjoy the carnival!