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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



€17.00 p.p.

Off The Beaten Track in Alternative Athens



€8.00 p.p.

Athens’ Favorite Food Tour: The 10 Tastings



€36.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Albert Julia

Julia's Authentic Greek Lunch

We experienced a comfortable and delicious home-cooked meal at Julia's home. We ate on the patio, which was beautiful. She and her husband were very hospitable. The food and conversation were excellent.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Allen Melina

Greek Cooking Class with Organic Products

Our cooking experience with Melina was one of the highlights of our trip to Athens.
Melina was very responsive and helpful with the lead up to our tour.
Her cooking/teaching facility was obviously well designed with culinary teaching in mind.
The best part was the wonderful experience of shopping at small local shops, prepping the ingredients, and cooking a complete authentic Greek meal.
Melina's vast experience and knowledge of nutrition and traditional Greek cooking made the experience extra special. She passed on to us the origin and history of all the ingredients we used to prepare the meal.
The extra bonus was being able to sit down and enjoy a wonderful Greek dinner with your wonderful teacher and host.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Ed Marilena

A customized trip with Marilena

Four of us had a chance to “be Greek” for the evening as Marilena whipped up copicious amounts of food that represented her family and culture. It was a lot of food and drink. Along with the meal we had an awesome time talking to her and her sous chef Dimitras. Those conversations really take the experience to a higher level. Well worth the cost, well worth the time.