Dazzling fireworks lit the sky above ancient Acropolis signaling the first day of the New Year, as Athens residents celebrated New Year’s Eve.
Hundreds of city residents defied the cold to watch the Athens Philharmonic and other popular musicians perform carols & songs against the backdrop of a brightly lit Parthenon in one of Athens’s most beloved pedestrian streets. The special event which marks the last evening of the year will include concerts and theatrical displays to complement the celebrations.
The events are scheduled to begin at noon on Tuesday, with music and theatrical festivities at various locations in the city. .