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banthony83
Hello everyone

I am a newbie poster on this forum, but was wondering if I could get some tips. I will be in Athens, Greece for New Years Eve 2009 and wanted to know if anyone could recommend any good places to go.

I am 25, I will be with my girlfriend. We will be looking to have a good dinner, then a good place to have some drinks and watch the countdown, and then dance and party afterwards.

Can anyone help me out a little bit as neither of us have been to Athens before dance.gif ....thanks!
starlagurl
Hey I found this:

New Year's Eve is celebrated more and more vigorously in Athens and elsewhere, and larger hotels usually host a party. On the island of Chios, ship models are created and carried around by groups of fishermen singing songs. January 1st is the feast of Saint Basil the Great, when many Greeks practice the old custom of slicing a piece of the Vassilopita (Basil Cake) in hopes of finding a lucky coin concealed by the baker. Though St. Nikolaos may seem to be a more obvious inspiration for Santa Claus, it's St. Basil who visits with gifts on this day. Playing cards on a table covered with lucky green felt is also supposed to assure abundance the whole year through; more modern Greeks flock to the newly-thriving casinos.

http://gogreece.about.com/od/winteringreec...ceinjanuary.htm

I bet you paroshep, our Local Expert for Greece will have something more to say about NYE in Athens.
starlagurl
Oh yeah, that's true. Sounds like it's getting pretty bad there. I hope the riots are done before the parties on NYE.
banthony83
Thank you for the help. I am planning some contingencies, but still holding on to hope that it will get better. I really wanted to see Greece!
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