Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Athens?
Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities with its recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. Under the shadow of the Parthenon, there is a unique combination of history with modern, urban innovation and the coexistence of great culture with astonishing natural beauty.
The city of Parthenon is an open air museum and a large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3 km pedestrian zone, one of the largest in Europe. It leads to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing the ancient landscape. Either on foot or by bike, the ‘’Grande Promenade’’ around Acropolis is an unforgettable journey through history.
There is also a wide choice of opportunities for shopping, dining and night life.
What is the flight time to Athens?
The approximate flight time to Athens is 3 hours 50 minutes.
What is the weather like in Athens?
Athens has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. The dominant feature of Athens' climate the alternation between prolonged hot and dry summers because of the dry and hot winds blowing from the Sahara, and mild, wetter winters with moderate rainfall, due to the westerly winds. Rainfall occurs largely between the months of October and April. July and August are the driest months when thunderstorms occur sparsely.
Why should I visit Athens?
Athens is renowned for its rich history and archaeological ruins, but there’s so much more to this amazing city. With pristine beaches, stunning landscapes, a vibrant nightlife and mouth-watering cuisine, there’s something for everyone, making it the ideal place for a getaway.
With succulent souvlaki, fresh Greek salads, and moussaka on the menu, it’s a foodie’s paradise. There are also many taverns in the city serving up authentic local dishes, with a side of Greek music and dancing.
The nightlife is legendary but be prepared for a long night, as the bars don’t get going before 10pm.
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