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Of all Europe’s capitals, Athens is probably the one that has changed the most in recent years. But even though Athens has become a modern metropolis, it still retains a good deal of its old small town feel. Here antiquity meets the future, and the ancient monuments form a classical backdrop to a new and trendier Athens – and it is precisely these great contrasts that make the city such a fascinating place to explore.

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Population Approx. 4 million
Currency 1 Euro, € = 100 cent
Opening hours Mon and Wed: 9 am-2.30 pm
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am-2.30 pm, 5.30 pm-8.30 pm
Sat 9 am-3 pm. Other opening times may be found.
Newspapers Athens News is an English-language newspaper published every Friday.
Emergency numbers Police 100
Fire 199
Ambulance 166
Tourist information Tsoha 24, Athens
+30 210 870 70 00
Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm