Undoubtfully Halloween has become an excuse to cheer up and party in the heart of October! Even if in Greece, we more accustomed to dressing up for Carnival in the spring, Halloween is becoming an increasingly popular celebration in the latest years. These are the top Halloween events in Athens to attend this year.
As it always fascinates me to know the stories behind things, I’ve learned that the word Halloween comes from the words “All-hallow-even” meaning the eve of the «All Hallows’ Day» or All Saints’ Day, which is on the 1st of November. While the Halloween celebration is directly linked to supernatural activity and communication with the dead, it has its roots in the pagan celebration of Samhain or Samuin. It was originally celebrated by the Celts in Ireland and England in the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter.
Are you planning to be in Athens on October the 31st? Then you have to cheer up and celebrate! And we’re here to help with some propositions for the best Halloween events in Athens!
Take a self-guided audio tour to Athens’ spookiest corners
There is no better day to get to know the most mysterious and slightly spooky corners of Athens with a self-guided audio tour. Start your journey from The Duchess Mansion at Ilisia where in 1847, an unexpected fire broke out, incinerated and destroyed the house along with its stories. Explore the Anglican Church, the Neo-Romanesque church in Metaxourgeio, the Mavromihalis’ Tower and conclude your tour at the Patission Tower which is abandoned for more than a decade. People have created legends about witches and spirits living in the tower which is now home of the neighborhood’s cats!
Are you ready for some ghost hunting?
Cap Cap is certainly a must-visit place, the Halloween day. Enjoy a coffee or tea along with delicious treats in the most haunted place in Athens. Will you help the ghosthunters to captivate the ghosts and protect Cap Cap?
Join the Best Halloween Parties & Events
The perfect way to conclude the day at one of the best parties in town. Romantso bar hosts on 31 October a spooky Halloween party and ”it’s time to put on a happy face” if you want to attend it. Get ready for some unpleasant surprises like a freaking photo booth & face painting by the Joker himself.
On the 1st November however, a one-of-a-kind Halloween Party will take place in B.U.M.S. The band ”The Fantastic Terrors” and the DJ John Solo guarantee to give you the creeps and make this night unforgettable.
Would you like to be part of the movies ”The Exorcist”, ”Dawn of the Dead”, ”The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and ”Halloween”? Well, this is your chance! From 28 until 31 October the Bageion Hotel in transformed into the first Horror Hotel by the Cinema Alive! Will you survive?
Allou Fun Park organizes the freakiest weekends during October. The Trick Or Treat Parade on 26, 27 & 28 October will remind you why you shouldn’t accept sweets from strangers. On 2 November the Zombies will escape from ”The House of Fear AGONY” to join the 2nd Zombie Fest. No one is safe…
Last but not least, a huge Halloween hunt will take place in Keramikos on 2 November. The most notorious villains of our favorite movies have swarmed about Gazi and now all the bars and cafes obey their orders. Can you survive this scary night?