Every year, the Royal Olympic Hotel celebrates the holiday season with pomp and circumstance at its Christmas gourmet dinner and a New Year’s Eve gala and party. Dine like royalty and enjoy a delicious glass of champagne (or a couple) while enjoying a five-star view of a few of Athens’ famous landmarks, including Lykavittos Hill, the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as the majestic fireworks. You can even enjoy a delicious New Year breakfast with a hot and cold buffet and delicious pastries the next day.
Greece’s second city is known for its vibrant nightlife, so why not celebrate the New Year with your friends in a club? One great venue for an all-night party is Goldfish, a club that has been putting Thessaloniki on the map when it comes to entertainment. Prepare to spend a night with the hottest DJs on decks.
Goldfish, Vogatsikou 3, Thessaloniki, Greece. +30 2310 23 3709
Camping in winter, you ask? Why yes, Greece enjoys mild winters, so it’s definitely possible to enjoy a winter holiday camping in Greece. Of course, be prepared for temperatures to drop. At Mani Beach Camping, you will find a perfectly adequate campsite by the sea, near Mavrovouni. Don’t have any camping equipment with you? Rent a caravan for up to four persons on-site. Pack up all you need for a midnight dinner on the beach with your friends or significant other and you are set to enter the New Year in a unique fashion.
For those who don’t want a big party but still want to mark the occasion surrounded by friends and family, spending the last day of the year in a cozy cocoon in the mountainous region of Pelion is perfect. Book a room or two at Klio Guesthouse in Portaria, near Volos. This beautiful, charming guesthouse has studios and apartments ideal for families and bigger groups, and allows you to feel at home. If you change your mind about staying in and decide to party in the streets with everyone else, you are only a short drive from Volos.
Klio Guesthouse, Portaria, Pelion, Magnisia, Greece. +30 2428 099222