The historic neighbourhood of Plaka, in Athens, Greece. Picture: Alamy

The good, bad and ugly sides of a holiday in Athens, now on Chinese tourists’ radar

Economic meltdown has made Greek capital more affordable for tourists, and it has some fantastic historic landmarks - if only they weren’t covered in scaffolding - but transport is chaotic and strike-prone, and look out for thieves

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The historic neighbourhood of Plaka, in Athens, Greece. Picture: Alamy
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Tim Pile

Tim Pile

Tim Pile has written more than 300 travel articles for the South China Morning Post. He has been to over 100 countries and has a Master’s degree in Tourism Environment and Development.