Christmas Traditions from Alexandroupoulis at Athens International Airport

December 20, 2019

ATHENS – This Christmas, the city of Alexandroupolis is the 11th destination of the Athens International Airport’s programme “Fly me to the Moon-Sounds Greek to Me!” The programme continues Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 December with more images of Greece; this time, the Christmas tradition of “Pourpouris” and special festive activities from Thrace will welcome the passengers and visitors of the Athens International Airport, on a day dedicated to the local cultural and gastronomic tradition.

“Pourpouris”, in his Dionysus’s costume, will be there to protect from wintertime and evil, and “Kortopoula”, a symbol of fertility, will bring the spring season. Together, they will invite travellers to an unforgettable festive, singing and dancing experience. Cultural Associations of Alexandroupolis will lead a line dance in traditional costumes and sing the Christmas carols.

Through VR technology, the public will have a spectacular virtual view of Alexandroupolis, and its historic lighthouse, while enjoying an unforgettable “boating experience” in the Evros Delta. Travellers of the day will also have the chance to taste popular Christmas recipes from the region of Alexandroupolis.

The programme will be presented at the departures’ level, entrance 3, All users Area, on December 23 and 24 from 12:00 to 16:00.


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