Apokries in Athens!
Apokries is the Carnival time for Athens, Greece. A celebration for people of all ages, it harmoniously blends traditions with contemporary ideas and events that appeal to all citizens, children and city visitors.The Carnival period in Athens, Greece lasts for three weeks, and it's non-stop party time before the restrictions of Lent.
In 2012 Carnival runs from Sunday 5th February to Sunday 26th February. Carnival in Athens, Greece is a chance to escape everyday monotony and enter into a world of party and fantasy. It's all about dressing up and having fun. During the three weeks of the Carnival period Athens is bursting with masqueraders. Athenians of all ages as well as visitors to Athens dress up and throw parties or frequent the town cafes and bars dressed in masks, wigs and funny costumes. Additional, the City of Athens has made it a priority to offer events every year that appeal to children given that the Carnival is a children's celebration.
Weekends, and the final carnival weekend in particular, are the most popular periods for dressing-up and many masked balls and dances are held at various venues throughout the three week carnival period.
Don't miss to join a lively, cheerful celebration and be part of carnival season in Athens, Greece that will prove unforgettable.