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Where to eat Christmas lunch and dinner in Athens

December 10, 2018 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again when everyone is filled with Christmas cheer and dieting takes a back seat until January. In Athens, you’ll find that most hotels offer a special Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day lunch suitable for families. Here I've rounded up a host of top-notch places in Athens that are offering delicious festive feasts with an international vibe.

The bliss of this. The sheer, serene joy of not having to plan several weeks in advance a meal that will take about an hour to demolish. Not having to order a turkey or free-range goose before it’s too late. Enjoying a relaxing festive family meal together without the fuss and clean up! 

St. George Lycabettus Hotel

Celebrate Christmas overlooking Athens city at the panoramic St.George Lycabettus hotel with a series of events including a Family Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day and a Family New Years Brunch Buffet. 

25.12 Christmas Brunch Buffet 13:00 -17:00

Festive Family Brunch Buffet at Le Grand Βalcon & La Suite Lounge. There will be gifts and games for the little guests, a visit from Santa and a Kid’s Christmas movie at the screening room. 65€ p.p.

1.1 New Years Brunch Buffet 13:00 – 17:00

A Festive Family Brunch Buffet at Le Grand Βalcon with gifts and games for the little ones and a kids Christmas movie at the screening room. 65€ p.p. 

For more information about all events, click here or call at +30 2107416191

Byzantino Restaurant

25.12 Family Christmas Buffet 13:00 – 16:00

For an elegant and centrally located Family Christmas celebration, head over to the awarded Byzantino restaurant at the Hilton Athens Hotel. On Christmas Day an impressive family buffet is organized for parents and kids with live music, a children’s entertainment program and a Christmas. Easy free parking and drinks package included for 110€ p.p.

25.12 Family Christmas Dinner 20:00 – 00:00

If your kids stay up late, you can opt for the Family Christmas dinner at 20:00 – 00:00 with the famed Byzantino buffet. Entertainment for the children is provided as well. 45€ p.p. for the buffet and free parking.

26.12 Boxing Day Family Christmas Buffet 13:00 – 16:00

Boxing Day at Byzantino with family includes a lunch buffet, a children’s entertainment program and free parking. 45€ p.p.

01.01 New Years 13:00 – 16:30

New Year’s Day Family Lunch is providing a kids entertainment program and live music.  Easy free parking and drinks package included for 110€ p.p.

The festive lobby of Hilton Athens

For reservations and information: 210 7281 351. Hilton Athens organizes plenty of more Christmas and New Year’s festivities in their Milos restaurant and the Galaxy Bar. For all events ➡ Christmas brochure. And here is our recent Hilton Athens Sunday Family lunch with kids experience.  

Hotel Grande Bretagne | King George

History and eternal elegance come together at the Hotel Grande Bretagne and King George on Syntagma square. The famous Hotel Grande Bretagne, together with next door neighbour Kind George offer a long list of classic Christmas festivities. These are the ones most suitable for families:

25.12 Christmas Day Buffet

Buffet Lunch at the GB Roofgarden with music and DJ. 145 p.p.

25.12 King George Tudor Hall Christmas Day

Celebrate with family accompanied by live piano and vocals and a menu including traditional stuffed turkey. 165 p.p.

01.01 New Years Day Buffet

Buffet Lunch at the GB Roofgarden with music and DJ. 165 p.p.

01.01 King George Tudor Hall New Years Day

Celebrate the first day of the New Year with friends and family accompanied by live piano and vocals in the beautiful Tudor Hall. The menu includes grilled lobster and grilled venison fillet 145 p.p. For more information: Email grandebretagne.xmas@luxurycollection.com

InterContinental Athenaeum Athens

25.12 Christmas lunch buffet 

Christmas lunch buffet with live music, 80€ p.p.

The rooftop restaurant of the Intercontinental Athenaeum Athens hotel with its dazzling Acropolis and Lycabettus views or its Vienna cafe bring an international holiday feeling with a traditional taste pallete. The Christmas Eve menu includes Guineafowl, pumpkin risotto and smoked duck and the New Years Eve menu celebrates with Black Angus beef fillet Wellington 2019 version and Greek Vasilopita. You can find the complete menu here.

Bistro Cafe Vienna serves a festive set menu including shrimps and salmon, champagne sorbet, beef filet mignon and an abundance of mouth-watering international and Greek sweets. €55 p.p.

In this list, I have highlighted events in tried & tested hotels suitable for families with (young) kids. For a more detailed program of holiday events for the mentioned hotels, have a look at their respective websites. 

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Celeste

I am Celeste and this is my Family Travel Blog. The first and only one about Greece in English and Dutch with real stories. This is where I share my experiences on family travel and activities in Greece and tips on how to make wonderful family memories.

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