Athens, Greece's capital is located at the Prefecture of Attica. Attica is an excellent and interesting place to get to know. There are so many places to visit and to combine excursions to the well known historical places, activities, entertainment, shopping, beaches, cruises to the nearby islands of the Saronic Gulf.
Athens is the largest city in Greece with around 4 million people live in it and it is a cosmopolitan city than never sleeps with numerous sites to visit and beautiful beaches located at Athenian Riviera at the South West part of the city. Piraeus is the main port of Athens, just 20 minutes by metro and it is the departure point for most of the Greek Islands.
Athens, a thousand and one cities - When you climb up to the Acropolis, keep looking at the view as you stroll about. Every time you'll see another city.
A city filled with contrasts and surprises. Beautiful and varied. Every second Athens becomes a different city.
Ancient. And Byzantine. And Neoclassical. And modern. Crowded. And solitary. And always smiling.
You can find Athen's smile everywhere: in an ancient theatre, in a modern exhibition hall, at a sports event, down by the sea, high on a mountain top during a guided tour, at a concert, around the table in a tavernaki, in a garden during a posh reception, in a little alleyway, in a spacious square, behind the mast of a sailboat or next to the column of an old temple. Or somewhere near a contemporary sculpture.
Athens is always another city.
Getting There & Around
By air: Athens International Airport -Eleftherios Venizelos- is located 33km southeast of Athens and is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway constituting the Athens City Ring Road.
It operated in early 2001 and it is a state-of-the-art airport, with focus on safety, user-friendliness and service excellence.
Athens International Airport provides 4.700 spaces for short and long-term parking.
Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by express airport bus connections on a 24 hours basis, ensuring efficient transport for air travelers and facilitating linkage to key tourist attractions.
By rail: Athens is connected with all main cities in Europe.
Athens metro is the best means of transportation in Athens. It connects all important places in Athens and runs to Piraues Port.