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Greece - Experience life.

Greece is full of charm, history and character. There is nowhere else in the world where you can stand on the shores of the Aegean and Ionian Seas and feel centuries of history and civilization spring to life before you, along with the grandeur of culture and the warmth of being at the southernmost part of Europe.

General Facts: Currency: Euro. Time: GMT +2 (BST +2). Electricity: 220 volts. Driving: Traffic drives on the right. Language: Greek.
International dialing code from the UK: 00 30.

Major Gateways: Athens International Airport, Spata (ATH). Thessaloniki Makedonia (SKG). Rhodes (RHO). Corfu (CFU). Heraklion, Crete (HER).
Typical flying time from the UK: 3 hrs 30 mins.

Climate: One of the sunniest cities in Europe with hot dry summers with up to 12 hours' sunshine a day. Cities such as Athens & Thessaloniki can become oppressively hot with high humidity. Heatwaves are common during July and August when temperatures soar to over 104°F (40ºC). Spring and autumn are far more comfortable.
Most rain falls between November and March.

Major Events: Patras Carnival (End Feb). Athens Festival, cultural events (June-October). Parthenon Sound & Light (April-October). Santorini International Music Festival

Top Attractions: Parthenon (Athens). Delphi. Olympia. Santorini. Corinth Canal. Samaria Gorge. Kanossos (Crete).

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Athens City Guide

Athens Greece.

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Tourist Information: www.gnto.gr

Athens a glorious classic short break choice and the birthplace of western civilisation. Named after the goddess Athena, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Dominated by the flat-topped hill of the Acropolis, site of the 2400 year old Parthenon (one of the most famous classical monuments in the world).

The old quarter of the town, Plaka, which spreads around the Acropolis is a maze of narrow winding picturesque streets lined with pavement cafes, craft shops and famed flea markets. A great advantage for tourists is that most attractions are accessible on foot.

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Places to visit in Athens: Delphi, the site of the famous Oracle where rulers of Greece gathered for many centuries for political and moral guidance.

Visit The Royal Palace once the home of the Greek Royal Family and now the official residence of the President of Greece. The Palace is guarded by the 'Evzones' in their traditional costume and their famous slow motion march.

Syntagma Square: This is the central point for most the major attractions in Athens including the many museums along Vassilissis Sophias Avenue where most of Athens' museums are located, including the Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art and the Byzantine Museum.

A full day excursion to Argolis is highly recommended and the incredible Temple of Zeus on Mount Olympus. One thing is certain - Athens is a destination that you will remember for a long time.

Drive along the Saronic Gulf via the Corinth Canal to Mycenae and Nafpilon. You can also visit Epidaurus with its 4th century BC theatre.

Nightlife in Athens: Nightlife is lively with plenty of bars and restaurants serving both Greek and International cuisine.

The Arts: The International Athens Festival is held from June to September at the Odeon of Herod Atticus built in 161 AD, as well as other venues throughout the city.The Odeon is a superb theatre in which open air plays ancient dramas, opera and ballet are often held. The Son et Lumiere shows at the Acropolis on summer evenings.

General Info - There are over 2,000 Greek Islands with only 154 inhabited. What to buy - Leather goods and jewellery.

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Athens Airport Information
Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH). The airport is located 20 miles (33km) south east of Athens city centre.
Transport: From Airport to Athens central. The best and easiest way to travel into the city from Athens airport is by the new Metro. Metro Line 3 connects the airport with Syntagma Square and Monastiraki.
General Transport: Athens International Airport is also connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line. The airport is also well served by local bus services.
Car Hire: All major car rental companies are represented, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. If you are just travelling to Athens then car hire is not recommended as parking and driving in Athens central can be extremely difficult.
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