Christmas in Athens has always been a special time of year. From shoppers bustling about to the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square, the city comes alive with people everywhere.

As we all experience a different kind of Festive Season this year, we take a look back at the Greek Capital in the 1960s, with some stunning images that highlight the beauty of the city 60 years ago. 

The photographs were taken by Kostas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis, who captured the Christmas spirit in Athens, in vibrant colour and in classic black and white shots. They have been released again by the Benaki Museum.

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This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.