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The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport located towards the eastern side of the city center provides excellent public transport options towards the city’s hotels, restaurants, food stalls, duty-free shops, and other services. One can get inside the tourist information center to enquire about the local festivities, nearby destinations, and other tourist information. The Airport also exhibits a small museum on its top floor showcasing different exhibits from the interesting history of Athens. To reach the city from the Airport one can use the Metro, Suburban Railway, Bus or Taxi.

  • By Metro:

There is an extension of Line 3 at the Airport that takes you directly to the Airport Metro line leaving you at the Monastiraki and Syntagma stations. Not all the trains travel towards the Airport from Athens. Airport trains are generally designated by an airplane logo marked in the front of the train and are also announced by the symbols on the metro platform. One can also ask about the trains and their route on the desk at the metro station.

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  • By Suburban Railway:

Line 2 of the railway station takes you to the Syntagma and Omonia Station along with Peloponnese and Northern Greece.

  • By Bus:

Buses work for 24 hrs a day and have their own designated routes. The X97 takes you to Dafni Metro Station on the Subway Line 2, X96 takes you to Piraeus on the Subway Line 1, X95 to Syntagma Square on both subway lines 2 & 3, X94 to Ethniki Amyna metro station on subway line 3, X93 to Kifissos Cozch Station and X92 to Kifissia.

  • By Taxi:

If one wishes to take a taxi one needs to be careful about the meter being switched on and that the meter shows
Tariff 1: Day time charges
Tariff 2 Night time charges (quite expensive)