An expert guide to a weekend in Athens

An expert guide to a weekend in Athens

Greek Emergency services: dial 112
Athens Tourist Office: thisisathens.org; Info Point at Dionysiou Aeropagitou 18-20, Makrigianni (opposite the Acropolis Museum, on the edge of Plaka); 00 30 210 321 7116; open May-Sep 9am-9pm; closed Oct-Apr. There is also an Info Point at Athens Airport; 00 30 210 353 0390; open all year, daily 8am-8pm
The basics
Currency: Euro (€)
Telephone code: dial 00 30 for Greece, if calling from the UK
Time difference: +2 hours
Flight time: London to Athens is 3 hours 50 minutes
Author bio
Rachel Howard has lived in Athens on and off since she was six, but this chaotic, historic city still gives her a thrill. Favourite Athenian pastimes include: iced coffee overlooking sun-dappled ruins, fried whitebait by the seaside and late nights in squares that smell of jasmine and cigarettes.

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