Official Holidays in Greece

All year round, Sunday is public holiday in Greece. Shops, Supermarkets are closed, and public transportation bus and metro frequency is reduced. Exceptions apply to touristic attraction areas in Athens such as Monastiraki area, where touristic shops as those on Pandrosou Street are open during Sunday.

Regarding supermarkets, only the OK Anytime Supermarket chain is open on Sundays from 08:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Related Links

Public holidays in Greece - Wikipedia

Public Hollidays 2017

January 1New Year's Day - 'Πρωτοχρονιά'
January 6Epiphany - 'Θεοφάνεια'
February 27Clean Monday - 'Καθαρά Δευτέρα'
March 2525th of March - 'Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου'
April 14Good Friday - 'Μεγάλη Παρασκευή'
April 16Easter - 'Κυριακή του Πάσχα'
April 17Easter Monday - 'Δευτέρα του Πάσχα'
May 1Labour Day - 'Εργατική Πρωτομαγιά'
June 5Holy Spirit Monday - 'Αγίου Πνεύματος'
August 15Dormition of the Holy Virgin - 'Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου'
October 28The Ochi day - 'Ημέρα του Όχι'
December 25Christams Day - 'Χριστούγεννα'
December 26Synaxis of the Mother of God - 'Σύναξη της Θεοτόκου'


  1. Do you have similar info for 2017? It's very useful post..

    1. Thanks for reminding me, I just updated the post :)

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