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This Christmas, give yourself a valuable gift. Stay near your friends and relatives and enjoy a little luxury with a stay at a deluxe 5-star hotel. Dine at the Cafezoe or the award-winning Première, spend the night in one of the deluxe rooms at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and live your dream, close to home but far from the routine.

Christmas and New Year's Eve at the Première

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the Première restaurant, multiple winner of the Golden Chef's Hat award, will be gazing over Athens with live music and a menu of selections masterfully prepared by the chef and his creative team. Pumpkin mousse, crayfish with ravioli and chestnuts, goat's milk cheese with baked celeriac, smoked foie gras with orange, Black Angus beef with creamed potato, and meat with caramelised onions and wild mushroom sauce are among the menu choices. For dessert, there are selections for all tastes, while New Year's Eve will feature the traditional vasilopitta cake.

Christmas and New Year's Eve at Cafezoe

A restaurant with award-winning dining areas and inspired cuisine. A buffet loaded with a variety of irresistible flavours, accompanied by the sounds of live music. Cold dishes with seafood and carpaccio, roast turkey with chestnuts, roast leg of veal, tongue rolls with saffron, filleted beef or roast duck with orange. For dessert, try the familiar Yule log in a variety of flavours and the famous New Year’s log.

Christmas and New Year's Day at Cafezoe

For Christmas and New Year's Day, arrange for you and your loved ones to dine at a restaurant synonymous with top quality, in a distinct aesthetic setting to the sounds of Christmas music and the warm atmosphere that Cafezoe guarantees its guests. You will find a buffet full of selections for all tastes, including seafood, fish, traditional wild boar, turkey or beef, and naturally the irresistible chocolate Yule log and the famous Pavlova that will put the finishing touch on the holiday.

Stay in our 5-star rooms at special prices

From 16 December to 6 January, come and live the dream of a stay in the comfortable, hospitable and luxurious embrace of the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens. Select a holiday Superior, Deluxe or Club room together with lunch or dinner on Christmas Eve/Day, or New Year’s Eve/Day and take advantage of our special prices for the most enjoyable stay in the city. If it sounds like a dream, we assure you it is – and we invite you to experience it with us!


It is the most uplifting holiday for adults. And a favourite with children. A holiday that brings us closer to our families, our friends and loved ones, Christmas arrives to say farewell to another year and help usher in a new one. The countdown to Christmas has begun, along with the preparations for the holidays, particularly four special days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day.

At home with friends

If you have decided that you would like to host a holiday party this year, the chefs at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens and the pastry chefs at Café Vienna have prepared a special menu of flavours for you and your guests that reflects the gastronomic traditions of the season, prepared with select ingredients and made with expert care.

You choose and we deliver on time

Roasted turkey with traditional stuffing, beef Wellington with a foie gras sauce, and roasted suckling pig leg with winter vegetables are the three main selections our hotel chefs can prepare for you so you can proudly serve your guests. For dessert, try the famous Athenaeum InterContinental Yule log with a choice of chestnut, chocolate, white chocolate with strawberries and Black Forest flavours. No matter what you select, your guests will enjoy a gourmet meal made to the specifications of the holiday season. Send in your order early so you can focus on the rest of the preparations. Leave the tasty part to us.

Take a sweet break at Café Vienna

Starting 18 December and until New Year’s Day, leave the comfort of your Christmas-decorated home for a while and come enjoy the musical and taste selections at Café Vienna amongst our own bedecked Christmas trees. A musical trio of piano, violin and cello provide the perfect accompaniment to the desserts at the famous café that brought Vienna to the centre of the Greek capital.


In the most beautiful café in the city, the Viennese café in the lobby of the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens, the rich aroma of hot beverages mingles with the tempting scent of delicious sweets, together creating a unique atmosphere of enjoyment every hour of the day, every day of the week.

Afternoons at Café Vienna – enchanting live music

Enter a magical place where time seems to slow down or almost stop altogether, where voices soften, rich aromas beckon and gentle music seduces the senses. This is Café Vienna, where every winter afternoon after 6 o’clock live piano music creates a backdrop for your special moments, ideal accompaniment for every personal or professional rendezvous.

We urge you to indulge in a hot drink and accompanying pastry or sweet and then surrender to this enveloping atmosphere of peace and tranquility – a special oasis of relaxation for your afternoon, evening or daily pleasure. As when we were children, when a warm dessert and a musical toy could inspire a bright, spontaneous smile.
At Café Vienna, every afternoon from 6 p.m. live piano music, unique refreshments and delicious pastries and sweets!

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For the entire month of November, Bistrot Vienna will be offering a variety of delicious dishes featuring native produce bearing the European designations PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication). These special products have carried the Greek flag to restaurants and dinner tables around the world and have made Greek produce synonymous with taste and quality.

Authentic, guaranteed and protected Greek produce

We welcome you with PDO olives featuring a variety of colours, sizes, textures and acidity from various regions and islands of Greece, among them the world-renowned olives from Kalamata and Amphissa, the celebrated “throubes” of Thasos and the great green olives of Halkidiki. Alongside these treats… what other than the last word in Greek cheese: Feta, served pané with crushed pistachios (also PDO) from the island of Aegina. Further specialties include fig jam from Kimi, sweet as honey – and honey itself, rich and naturally nourishing from the wildflowers and herbs of Mt. Mainalos. The appetizer menu is rounded off by the famous fava (chickpea purée) from Santorini with olives and Cretan rusks and with a special Greek salad made using uniquely tasty potatoes from Naxos, exceptional ladotiri (cheese preserved in olive oil) from Mytilini and vinaigrette dressing featuring tangerines from Chios.

Unique places, rich earth, incredible produce

Every place has its specialty known to gourmet aficionados. And every product has its place: beautiful, fertile and with climate and soil perfectly suited for the cultivation of products exceptionally high in nutritional value and distinctive flavour. From the fields and green slopes of Elassona the lamb selected by our chefs is prepared lemonato, accompanied by a purée of giant beans grown alongside beautiful Lake Prespes in the north, and roasted eggplant from Leonidio in the south. For dessert we present apples from Zagori on Mt. Pelion, crunchy and aromatic, sprinkled with Corinthian raisins and honey from Mt. Mainalos – alongside a mousse of sweet and fluffy anthotiro (whey cheese made from sheep's and goat's milk). A feast of flavours à la Grèque – at Bistrot Vienna for the entire month of November!