Public Holidays

All banks and shops and most museums and ancient sites close on public holidays.

Many ancient sites in Athens offer free entry on the first Sunday of the month, November to March.

National public holidays:

New Year's Day 1 January

Epiphany 6 January

First Monday in Lent February

Greek Independence Day 25 March

Orthodox Easter (Good Friday to Easter Monday) 26–29 April 2019, 17–20 April 2020, 30 April–3 May 2021, 22–25 April 2022

Labour Day (Protomagia) 1 May

Pentecost Monday (Agiou Pnevmatos) 50 days after Easter Sunday

Feast of the Assumption 15 August

Ohi Day 28 October

Christmas Day 25 December

St Stephen's Day 26 December