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Athens Airport Information

This is where your adventure in Athens starts, but also where it ends, at the airport. When you book a flight towards and from the capital of Greece, you are bound to pass by the only airport in Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos. This airport is relatively new since it opened its doors for business in 2001. Athens' airport facilitates both international and national flights. One of its advantages is that it is located no further than 30 kilometers from downtown Athens. Therefore, the access to your accommodation is relatively easy.


Athens' airport is accessible by taxi, public bus, subway and suburban rail routes. Each mean of transportation accommodates different needs. To be more exact, the bus option is actually the cheapest. Four bus lines connect Athens' airport with the city of Athens. The number of these bus lines are X93, X95, X96 and X97. The bus route that is headed downtown is X95. The setback of going with the bus option is that each route can last for more than an hour considering the traffic. Nevertheless, this route is available 24/7.

Heading downtown by taxi is the most expensive alternative. However, it is one of the fastest ways to go downtown and taxis are accessible day and night, right outside the airport campus.


Another mean of transportation that is available from and to the airport in Athens is the Metro. Metro line 3 is the one that you should be using to go to the center of the city. The Metro docks abstain 5 minutes from the airport and the route lasts approximately 40 minutes. It is a quick way, but it is not convenient if you have late night flights. The Metro operates from 6:30am until 11:30pm.


The last way to access downtown Athens from the airport and vice versa is the suburban rail service, also known as Proastiakos. It is a solution that is cheaper than the taxi, but more expensive than the public bus option. Despite the fact that this mean of transportation is not so popular, it is a convenient and considerable option. The only setback is that, at some point, you need to transfer to the subway route.

No matter how you choose to move around, make sure to choose the daily or even the weekly tickets in order to avoid any inconvenience during the routes. Once you’re in the city, you will find plenty of awesome things to do with local guides that will show you around.

Top things to do once you make it to Athens

Athens Gods, Myths and Legends Tour

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Off The Beaten Track in Alternative Athens

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Athens’ Favorite Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

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Amber Melina
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Greek Cooking Class with Organic Products

Melina was an excellent host, cooking with her was the highlight of our trip to Athens! She was wonderful to spend an evening with. Melina is very knowledgable about cooking and gave us a lot of knowledge about the region and history of Greece with the different products we used. You must book this experience! Thank you Melina. - Amber and Aaron

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Phil Theodore
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Vintage Fiat 500 Athens Tour

My wife and I only had a few days in Athens so we chose Theodore to show us around in his antique Fiat 500 car! He was kind enough to even drive to our hotel to pick us up as our hotel was in Pireaus, not Athens. We gladly paid a little extra for the pickup which is understandable as Pireaus is a bit of a drive from the Athens tour meet up point. Theodore has a super fun personality and was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. Theodore took us to some amazing places thru the city and some that overlooked the Parthenon.. with great views of the city. And doing it all in his Fiat 500 made the tour even more enjoyable!! After viewing the various sights as the sun went down, we enjoyed some snacks and drinks at a quaint restaurant, then Theodore drive us all the way back to our hotel, showing us some more of the sights of Athens along the way! Needless to say, We had a great time, and learned a lot! Thank you to Theodore! Don't hesitate to book a tour with him! He is awesome!

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Manuel Phevos
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A customized trip with Phevos

Great tour by Phevos. We truly enjoyed the city walk, Phevos did a great job keeping the group well informed and challenged with greek mythology fun facts. Great tips also about the city, Acropolis as we finished our tour at the Acropolis entrance. Recommend to anyone interested on a very good Athens city walk with a greek mythology spin!