The celebration reaches a crescendo on that final weekend and then after Sunday night the partying is over. The next day is Clean Monday and all of Athens goes out to fly or watch people flying kites in the countryside or the green areas of the city.
Apokreas is a great time to visit Greece. Winters are usually mild, the archaeological sites are full of green grass and wild flowers. It is low season and flights are cheap and there is something to do every night. If the weather is really nice you can do day trips and overnights to places on the mainland like Delphi, Meteora, Nafplion
and nearby islands like Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Kea.
The cruises are not running except for one, the One-Day Saronic Cruise which is a great way to see those islands in a day. And if you just do day trips you can
come back to Athens every night for the fun.
For making the most of your off-season visit to Greece during Apokreas contact Fantasy Travel for discounted hotels and winter itineraries. For day trips visit George the Famous Taxi Driver
See my Guide to Off-Season Travel and my Greece Weather Page as well as Winter in Greece.
For a list of Greek Holidays see my Greek Holiday Page.
Remember that the next big holiday after Apokreas is Easter so be sure to come back then!