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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

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Athens

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€7.00 p.p.

Athens Favorite Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

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€38.00 p.p.

Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip

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€37.00 p.p.

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Kathleen Agathi
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Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

Agathi provides a great tour. She showed us all the best local shops. I would highly recommend this outing.

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John Vasiliki
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Colors & Myths of Athens: Family Friendly Tour

We loved Vicky! We didn't bring kids for her tour and we all loved it (4, 30yr olds).
She is full of energy and info. Loved her! Would do another tour with her again!

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Simon Michail
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Fresh Seafood Home Dinner with Panoramic View

I booked this experience as a surprise for my partner’s birthday. And it was an amazing surprise for both of us! The hosts were charming and welcoming, they made us feel like we were visiting old friends. Michail is an outstanding chef. We were served some lovely traditional starters, delicious fresh seafood, beautifully flavoursome pork and a homemade cake to die for. We had a lovely evening and our only regret was that we didn’t book more than just one night.
I thoroughly recommend Michail as a personal chef if you really want to experience an unforgettable evening filled with authentic Greek food and hospitality.