Winter sales to start on January 9 – Optional shops opening on following Sunday

Winter sales will kick off in Athens and Thessaloniki on January 9, the two cities’ Chambers of Commerce said on Tuesday, adding that shop owners may also choose to open on the following Sunday (Dec. 15).

For stores that will open on Dec. 15, the proposed shopping hours are 11:00-18:00. Shops are also required to write the old and new price on all items offered and may also include the percentage of the sale, the Athens Chamber said in a press release. Sales will officially end on February 28.