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Athens Christmas: Meet Market At Athinais

17/12/2015 Athens , Daily
Athens Christmas: Meet Market At Athinais

Xpat Athens are going to celebrate the holidays with not one, but two Meet Markets, starting with Christmas Edition at Athinais

This December, Xpat Athens are going to celebrate the holidays with not one, but two Meet Markets, starting with Christmas Edition at Athinais.

This year’s program includes the following:

FOR THE KIDS: Music Theater Program – free entrance

SATURDAY 19/12/15

14:00 – 15:30:   «Panygiraki» mobile art lab for kids with Vasiliki Spyrou

15:30 – 16:30:  face painting with kids from Danaie

18:30 – 17:30:   Retro Theater “FrogRapunzel” – theater performance for kids

SUNDAY 20/12/15

14:00 – 16:00: «Pygolampides»

16:00 – 17:00: Taxiarxis Beliyiannis – Christmas story-telling

17:00 – 18:30: Team Don Quixotes “Von Kourabies against Earl Melamakaroni” – musical theater for kids



Hand-Designer Clothes:

Baboooska Handmade, BIPO KVLT, Designer Sup, Eleni Aroni, Ergo by Anastasia, Heartbeat Ink, Hybrid Modules, Illusion RT, In the Wee Hours of this Mind, Inkhead, Inky, Joanna Misseli, Καλα Μπλεξιματα, Konde, Look at the Cut, Monaco Princess, My Fashion Eyes, OR Handmade, Otkutur, Smaragdi, Xana

Shoes, Bags & Accessories:

0.05 – λόλα.βλαστού – maniki., Angela Rapti, clothbot, El Greco, Efthymis Fokas, Kannabishop, koubi, Ο Ψύλλος, Ooops Loops!, Queen Bee CR, Sotiria, Staf&loi, Uglybell – Tiramisou

Babies, Toddlers & Pets:

B-Hand Art Collection, Babylove, Danidogs, Ellie & Paul and Homesite, Evangelou Teepees, Eve Kay, Lemon Dreamz, Things to Love


Alanima, Algo Elegante, art.7702, Arju jewelry, b-side objects, Buho crafts, Candy Bling, Crispy Kaos, Demetrios Collezioni, Enamel Era, Filigrane, Fishbone Design, George Yeralis, j.a.m., Jousurum, Just for You by Eleni Tsap, Klohandmade, Madamoiselle, Mikrama, MIsineza, Mother Nature Jewels, Mpaf design, Ouph, Projectaki, Regina Trifeau, Superlora, Think Design, Treasure box by annita, zdrop

Mind, Body and Soul:

αθός workshop, ‘’Από το συρτάρι της γιαγιάς”, bee natur alles, Ελαιώνας του Ήλιου, Myrro Herbal Lab, Natural Collection, Sabater Hermanos, ¨Σαπούνι Όπως Παλιά¨!, soOoap boutique, Soap Plaza

Art, Books & Ceramics:

Anafis Gi, Atlas Ceramics, Βιβλιοδεσια τέχνης,  Countryside, Irene Goulandris, Irorama, Kalhthea, ΚΕΡΑΜΙΚΑ ΑΘΑΝAΣΙΩΣ ΚΑΡΑΒΙΤΗΣ, Stella Negoglou and World of Zousta, xrisima dwra


Furniture & Home Deco:

Ανθη Μανωλη, A.telio!, Atermono, Babapots, Countryside, George Tzonis, Jo’s Creations,  La Vita e Belle, Little Rocks, Masouricrafts, Ntourel, Pots&Plants by 2bmt, LOOP Upcycle, Si An, sockool, Think Bricks, Think Pig, Titika, vfartandesign

Mmmm… Food:

Chocolart, Glüwein, ΛΕΥΚΗ ΤΑΥΕΤΟΥ, Παστέλι Κέας, Sparoza, “Το Δισάκι” Ελληνικό Φυστικοβούτυρο Θράκης, Troo Food Liberation

Toys, Dolls & Games:

Aekiniton, Antalou, Paradise Waterfalls, pen., Xyloveida


cd mixes, pins, posters, grand raffle prize basket and more!!


DJ Sets:

Saturday 19/12/2015

13:00 – 15:00: Boycott

15:00 – 17:00: Pipidee

17:00 – 19:00: Radical (The Blue Square Project)

19:00 – 21:00: Afrogirl

21:00 – 23:00: J. Melik

Sunday 20/12/2015

13:00 – 15:00: Santo

15:00 – 17:00: John Valavanis (Camabuca)

17:00 – 19:00: Meletis

19:00 – 21:00: Neck

21:00 – 23:00: Trelandjas Mixer



If you have an old laptop that you don’t need anymore, instead of throwing it away, why not give it a new life and a new home!  Bring it to the Meet Market, and we will make sure it gets to the GLOBETOPS, a non-profit company whose purpose is recycling and redistributing laptops to those in need.  For more info, check

Further information about parallel activities

“Sacred Room ” – Τhai Yoga Massage room : 19 & 20/12/2015, 13:00 – 23:00

Sacred Room is back again this Christmas, offering holistic, relaxing massages on a donation basis, in order to demonstrate and introduce the ancient knowledge of Thai Yoga massage. Four, specially equipped massage “stations” are awaiting for you to have a small ‘rest’ during the day… meet the feeling of touch with a touch of love!  Thai Yoga massage is based on applying pressure and stretching the body, in a way that awakens and facilitates the circulation of vital energy, and gives the receiver a feeling of relaxation and a deeper connection with the physical and spiritual body. Come and meet us in person, and get acquainted with your bodies….Give a little treat to your lower back or your shoulders…..and move on to your shopping with less pain and less worries!!

“when love is the tool….u can do nothing but heal”


«Panygirakiι» Mobile Art-Lab for kids with Vasiliki Spyrou

Join us for a kids Christmas ornament workshop, using fabric and paints and fantasy, where all our little friends can express the artist in themselves. Of course, children will get to keep the ornament they make as an offering o hope and good fortune from Vasiliki and her mobile art lab!


Retro Theater “FrogRapunzel” – theater for kids

This Christmas, the Retro Theater will be performing the play ‘Rapunzel’, based on tales of the brothers Grimm, and adapted in poetry by Margaret Kyragianni.  A fusion of “The Frog Prince” and “Rapunzel”, it is shore to entertain and capture the imagination of all our little friends!

Duration: 60 minutes / Appropriate for kids ages 6-9


«Pygolampides» interactive games for kids

New shoes for the new year and new shoes to decorate the Christmas tree! Come a play with us as we make wishes for 2016, share stories, play together and sing songs!

We will be expecting you to come and celebrate the holidays with us on Sunday 20, December.

Our first games starts at 14:00 and our second one at 15:00.  Come to one, or both!  All ages welcome!


Taxiaris Beligiannis – story telling for kids

Gather ’round and listen! Lets sit in a circle and exchange stories from traditional fairy tales to christmas carols – some with animals, some with magic, some are happy and some are tragic!.. Tales that travel from mouth to mouth, from north to west, from east to south!

Presented by Taxiaris Beligiannis

Duration: 60 minutes / All ages welcome!


Team Don Quixotes “Von Kourabies against Earl Melamakaroni” – The Musical!”

Come and join us for an interactive theatrical adaptation from the book “Von Kourabas against Count Melomakarono” by Kyriacou Haritos (published by Routledge) in a different kind of Christmas music adventure!

Duration: 80 minutes /  Appropriate for kids ages 4-8Δον-Κιχώτες-Ομάδα-θεάτρου-118790108474238/

Read more here.


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