A visit to the Greek capital is a chance to relive the Classical past –and to enjoy the city’s more contemporary attractions, says Adrian Mourby
Why go now?
After years of economic gloom, the Greek capital has a buzz again. The new National Museum of Contemporary Art opens in June in a converted brewery (www.emst.gr) at the junction of Kallirois and Amvrisiou Frantzi Avenues. First up is a specially curated exhibition of its «Treasures»: 500 works across all five floors of this 1950s industrial block.
The Athens & Epidauris Festival (greekfestival.gr/en; 1 June-16 August), has events and performances focusing on Greek culture…..