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Easter Activities for Kids in Athens, 2024: A Family Adventure Awaits!

Easter Activities for Kids in Athens, 2024: A Family Adventure Awaits!

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Last Updated on April 19, 2024 by Celeste.

Athens, a city steeped in history and culture, is also a playground of adventures for families. As we look ahead to Greek Easter 2024, let’s explore the myriad of activities that await kids and their parents in this vibrant city this year.

Easter Activities for Kids in Athens

Easter Activities for Kids in Athens | 2024 Program of Athens Municipality | Family Experiences Blog

As we anticipate Easter 2024, Athens is ready to welcome families with open arms, offering experiences that will create lasting memories. Whether it’s through learning, playing, or simply enjoying the city’s offerings, there’s something for every child to discover and delight in.

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The Municipality of Athens Easter Program

Easter Activities for Kids in Athens organized by the Athens Municipality 2024

The Municipality of Athens has announced an Easter holiday program that will include activities – for both children and adults – inspired by Greek customs.

Set to begin on April 20, the activities will take place in several cultural venues of the city, such as the National Gallery, the Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Aggeliki Chatzimichali,”  the Digital Museum of Plato’s Academy, and the “Melina” Cultural Center.

The program’s activities for families include painting, construction, theater and art education workshops, museum educational programs, and Easter activities that combine tradition with creation. Children and their parents will also have the chance to get to know the art of clay and ceramics. Adults can enjoy themselves with painting sessions and theatrical performances.

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Organized by the City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA), the activities are available after registration. Entrance is free. The Easter holiday program will wrap up on May 1.

The program of this year’s Easter activities, among others, will include:

– Painting workshop for adults over 60, Melina Mercouri Cultural Center, 10:30 am, April 20: Named “The Colors of the Resurrection”, the workshop invites its participants to be inspired by the Greek painter Fotis Kontoglou to create their own paintings based on the idea of resurrection. Registrations at tel. 210 3414466 (Monday-Friday, 11 am to 6 pm).

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– Theater and art education workshop for children from 5 to 12 years old, Evelpidon Creative Learning Center, 11 am to 12 pm & 12 pm to 13 am, April 20: Children will learn how to make glove dolls with cardboard and the collage technique, as well as the meaning of ladybugs for Easter and their environmental importance as beneficial insects. Registrations at tel. 210 8840520 (Monday-Friday, 11 am to 6 pm).

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– Construction workshop for families with children from 6 to 12 years old, Arts Center at Freedom Park, 10:30 am, April 27: The children, along with their parents, will make Easter baskets out of cardboard, paint them, and then decorate them with various elements. Registrations at tel. 210 7232604 (Monday-Friday, 10 am to 2 pm).

– Easter activity for the whole family, Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Hatzimichalis”, 12 pm, April 27: Families will decorate the Greek traditional Easter baskets and sing the carols of the resurrection of Lazarus. Registrations at tel. 210 3243987, 210 3243972 (Monday – Friday, 11 am to 2 pm).

– Theatrical performance, Exarchia Creative Learning Center, 8:30 pm, April 27: Named the “Mud”, the performance is based on the work of Greek and foreign poets, from the theater group A-TALENTS. Free entrance.

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– Easter activities with painting and dice for children from 6 to 12 years, Plato Academy Digital Museum, 11 am, April 30: Under the title “Easter with the Animals! Sketches and Drawings,”  children will enjoy painting tests and dice in a hilarious game. Registrations at tel. 210 5142138 (Monday-Friday, 10 am to 3 pm).

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– Clay and pottery workshop for the whole family, Clay Center, 4 pm to 5.30 pm & 6 pm to 7.30 pm, April 30 and May 1: At the workshop, kids and parents will learn about ceramics and pottery. The maximum number of participants is 25 children and parents. Registrations at tel. 210 9247031 (Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm – Monday and Friday, 3 pm to 8 pm).

On May 1, the Municipality’s 3rd “This is Athens—City Festival” will start with a rich program including more than 250 events and highlighting a number of landmark locations in Athens.

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