In & Around Athens

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The Athens public transportation network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams. With a 1,40€ ticket you can move around using one or more means of transport within 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can buy tickets from all metro and train stations as well as from the kiosks on the streets. Alternatively, you can inquire about day or weekly passes that offer public transport at a discounted rate.
There are numerous reliable car rental agencies in Athens Greece. Major and local agencies can operate only if licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization (G.N.T.O.) and require a valid national driving license. Before renting make sure the vehicle has adequate insurance cover (against accident, theft, fire, etc). Visitors during the summer months are advised to book in advance.
Greek taxis are inexpensive by European standards and offer an alternative to mass transit. All licensed taxis are equipped with meters (the fare is charged per km and per hour) and display a card detailing the latest valid tariffs and surcharges. In certain tourist areas you may be asked to pay a predetermined (standard) amount for a ride to a specific destination; thus, before boarding a taxi make sure to seek information from another source on the exact fare for the journey.
If you are looking for something more comfortable and luxurious to get around in, then a limousine is the perfect choice. There are numerous reliable limousine service agencies in Athens Greece that will meet all your needs. Many limousine service agencies offer excellent VIP service with all levels of comfort, convenience, security and suitable offers. Experienced chauffeurs transfer you safely and on time around Athens.
Athens' road network consists of motorways, national roads, highways and asphalt roads. Greece's main road axes are: Athens - Thessaloniki (E 75) Athens - Corinth (E 94) Corinth - Patras (E 65) Corinth - Tripoli - Kalamata (E 65) Patras - Pyrgos - Olympia (E 55) Thessaloniki – Kavala - Alexandroupoli (E 90)
Piraeus Port is the Main port of Athens Greece with a year-round service to international destinations as well as islands of the Argosaronic (Hydra, Spetses, Poros, Aigina and Salamina), the Aegean Sea ( Cyclades, the Dodecanese) and of Crete. It does not serve the islands of the Sporades. The Agios Konstantinos Port is the only Athens port that has scheduled departures to the islands of the Sporades (Skopelos, Skiathos, Skyros and Alonissos).
One of the greatest things about a trip to Athens is its proximity to beautiful whitewashed Greek islands, charming villages and ancient historical cities. Each has a distinct character, culture and color. The residents themselves, known for their filoxenia or, graciousness and hospitality, will welcome you with a smile and invite you to try their local specialties.