E8 • 48 Hours in Athens
Richard Ayoade is back on his travels, taking his usual ruthless approach to getting the maximum from a city break. Comedy goddess Dawn French joins Richard in Athens, cradle of Western civilisation. Their mythic mini-break features doughnuts, the Acropolis, and the thermal waters of Lake Vouliagmeni - rumoured to be the goddess Athena's favourite bathing spot - where they get an exfoliating pedicure from a toothless carp. There's a 14-course tasting menu at a temple to molecular gastronomy, including lamb's brain. And an Olympian tour featuring discus and javelin training is followed by a bout of ouzo tasting.