Athens Airports

Withlocals experiences in Athens are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

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

Off The Beaten Track in Alternative Athens



€10.00 p.p.

Cape Sounio & Temple of Poseidon Private Day Trip



€37.00 p.p.

Athens Favorite Food Tour: the 10 Tastings



€38.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Eileen Agathi

Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

My family had a shopping tour with Agathi in April. She was very upbeat during the tour despite the constant pouring rain for the entire duration of it (think soaked through sneakers and socks). Her communication prior to and during the tour was excellent, and she took my requests for stops on the tour with ease as well as making some suggestions, especially given the weather. Thanks Agathi!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Jackie Agathi

Athens’ Tastiest Vegan Food Tour

I don't think there are enough wonderful words to describe our Vegan Food tour of Athens with Agathi.

Prepare for a longer review as I want to make sure I hit all of the high points!

Even if you aren't vegan (which I'm personally not but my wife who was also on the tour is mostly vegatrarian), Agathi straight away said she can personalize what we would be eating depending on how open we were to try things blwhen we first met up.

The food we ended up trying along the tour were: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh nuts and dried fruits, spanikopita (which we chose cheese and spinach pies), tasting a variety of Greek olive oils and Greek liquors/alcohols at Dia Tafta, and vegan souvlaki (which looked like any meat-lovers gyros and tasted like them too!).

All of which are from local spots that are off the beaten path and that was exactly what we wanted to experience. As authentic to Greece as someone that lives here can give us. We love to abosrob other cultural experiences and Greece was no exception!

Never once did Agathi make us feel rushed walking from place to place, or even when we were spending extra time looking around Dia Tafta at some gifts to bring back home. In all honestly she could have told us we didn't have time or that we could come back later after the tour to purchase gifts and such.

She provided not only ancient and more modern history of Greece, but we also got to know Agathi on a more personal level instead of the usual one sided experiences when touring.

I can only say that it was like catching up with an old friend as we spent a little over three hours with her - despite having only just met!

I can't recommend booking a tour with her more, she was so lovely! By far she was our favourite WithLocals tour and guide - even including ones we'd already done in Greece or other countries.

My new joke is that I want to keep all of the wonderful Greek people we've met on our honeymoon, and bring them back to Canada. Agathi is no exception!

Book a tour with her - you won't regret it.

Love from two very happy Canadians! 🍁

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Samuel Melina

Greek Cooking Class with Organic Products

Melina was an absolutely wonderful host, i can’t say enough how much fun we had and how much we learned. There was never a dull moment, as Melina shared her vast knowledge of Greek culture as we cooked. Her ingredients were fresh and local and the food neither of us had tried before. We can’t wait to copy her recipes for our families back home. The best part of the evening, however, was melina’s infectiously good attitude and humor.