Athens International Airport
The Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, opened in March 2001, is dedicated to customer satisfaction and provides high security standards and top quality service for all travelers. It is connected daily with over 70 cities around the world. The Athens International Airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens and is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway constituting the Athens City Ring Road.
Map of Athens Urban Transport Network
The state-of-the-art Athens Metro (www.ametro.gr) with 3 lines, 61 stations and several new stations being added to the network every year, serves all major city spots and sites of interest. Apart from safety, speed and comfort, passengers also enjoy the unique opportunity to see the ancient ruins and findings that were discovered during the metro construction, which are displayed in various metro stations.
Trains run every 3 minutes at rush hours and every 5-10 minutes at all other times. It connects Syntagma Square to the Athens International Airport in 27 minutes.
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Lines 2 and 3 operate daily from 05:30 – 00:00 (05:30-02:00 on Friday and Saturday).
Line 1 operates daily from 05:00-00:30.
While inside the train, announcements are made before every stop. Metro tickets are sold at the stations' cashiers and by automatic tellers. Remember to validate your ticket before you move on to the platform.
The tram was enthusiastically welcomed in Athens, in July 2004, approximately 40 years after the old tram routes were terminated in the Greek capital. Its 5 routes operate daily on a 24-hour basis, serving 47 stations..
For further details on the Athens Metro & Tram please visit http://www.stasy.gr/
The suburban train of Athens, a modern project inaugurated in July 2004, connects the centre of Athens (Larissis train station) to the Athens International Airport via 9 stations in 41 minutes. The suburban train operates from 04:26 to 23:36, with departures every half an hour. The coaches are modern and offer plenty of facilities for the comfort of passengers.
The broad bus network of Athens covers almost every point of the city and the suburbs with 7,500 stops. The fleet consists mainly of modern buses, environmentally friendly, with air conditioning and facilities for the elderly and passengers with special abilities.
For further details please visit: http://www.oasa.gr/
Tickets must be bought before boarding (from bus terminals and from the majority of kiosks) and validated in the designated machines (orange coloured) within the vehicles. To stop a bus for embarkation you must make a hand signal to the driver. To disembark you have to notify the driver by pressing the "stop” button in time. The OASA Call Centre (185 –dialing from within Greece) operates from 06.30-22.30 on weekdays and from 07.30-22.30 on weekends.
Taxis are yellow with a red-lettered taxi-sign on top. Have in mind that taxis in Athens can be stopped on their way with a hand signal (just like buses) and they often take more than one passenger at a time embarking and disembarking at different points. For exclusive use of a taxi you are advised to call a "radio taxi”. In any case you can request a taxi from your hotel's concierge
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