Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, as well as one of the world's oldest cities with an impressive historical heritage. The great rock of the Acropolis overlooking the city of Athens symbolizes the birth of European civilization with its Parthenon temple and the new Acropolis Museum.
Most popular places to visit
Interesting places to see in Athens are the Plaka Wander (a vibrant quarter with narrow alleys and steep steps), Tower of the Winds, The bazaar (a colourful street market) and The National Archeological Museum (the world's most exquisite collection of ancient Greek art and sculpture).
Athens nightlife is vibrant, especially around the famous historic triangle Plaka, Psiri and Thission. The most popular beaches in the Riviera of Athens are Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Kavouri and Glyfada.
Public transportation in Athens
Piraeus, where all the ferries to the Greek Islands depart from, has been the Port of Athens for more than 2500 years. Today most Mediterranean cruise liners dock in Piraeus Cruise Port. Private taxi from Athens to Piraeus Port to costs around EUR 26.
Athens public transport includes bus, trolley tram, metro and taxis. The railway system connects Athens Airport to the city of Corinth, via Larissa station (Athens central train station) and the port of Piraeus. Athens national railway system (OSE) is connecting Athens to Istanbul, Sofia, Bucharest and all major cities in Greece. The tram connects Athens downtown to the Athens coast.
Athens taxis are available on the street taxi ranks, or you can pre-book a private transfer online as well as hire a car and a driver by the hour.
How to arrange a transfer from Athens Airport?
Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) is the busiest in Greece and serves flights from many international airlines. There are two terminals at Athens International: The Main Terminal and the Satellite Terminal, which are connected by a foot tunnel for easy access.
Public transport to and from Athens International is reliable and frequent. It includes buses, metro and suburban rail. There are also plenty of airport taxis. Your other alternative is by booking a private airport taxi. City Airport Taxis offers airport transfers to Athens city centre and other famous locations. Some of them are Acropolis, Glyfada, Kalamaki, Piraeus and Sounion.
Our airport transfer service includes a meet and greet at the arrivals gate by an English-speaking driver, free cancellation, free updates and flight monitoring for delays. We also offer different types of vehicles that you can choose from depending on the number of passengers and amount of luggage. Private transfer from Athens Airport to Athens City Centre costs EUR 37.
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