Athens Sails Into the Christmas Season

December 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Athens launches into Christmas with an old tradition – the lighting of sparkling ship. For decades in Greece, boats adorned with Christmas lights were the centerpiece of homes instead of Christmas trees. For many, it will be a difficult Christmas this year in Greece due to the economic crisis that sparked job losses and wage cuts. Athens' mayor, George Kaminis, is more hopeful about 2014, now that the government is forecasting a surplus.