Athens, the great cradle of democracy, is one of those destinies that we all have in mind and to which we want to go at least once in our lives. It is a city full of life, with an immense historical heritage, such as the great Acropolis. If you are planning to visit the country, don’t miss the very complete guide I made on ” Click on the image to access the metro maps
As in any international airport, there are official taxis in front of the arrivals hall, in front of exit 3. The best thing is that the rates to the center are fixed, so you won’t have to haggle or be ripped off.
However, before getting into the taxi, check that your hotel is “within the perimeter” that they consider to be the centre, or else they can charge you more. If you go to the Plaka or Monastiraski neighbourhoods, you should know that this is the centre of Athens.
If you travel between 5am and 12pm it costs 38€ and if you travel at night between 12 and 5am it costs 54€. These prices are valid whether you travel from the airport to the centre or vice versa.
🚘 Private transfer
Without a doubt, the safest and most efficient way to get from Athens airport to your accommodation is by hiring a private service in advance, so you are waited with a sign with your name in the arrivals area and without hassles or negotiations, they take you comfortably to your hotel. It’s ideal if you don’t speak Greek or English.
The price, moreover, is fixed and for example from Athens airport to the city centre is 45€, so if 4 friends travel, they would pay less than 11.50€ per person. Here’s all the information.
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💡Would you like a 4-day getaway to the beautiful islands of Mykonos and Santorini? Then don’t miss the opportunity to hire all the transfers: from Athens to Mykonos, from Athens to Santorini and then back to Athens. It also includes accommodation on the islands, so you only have to worry about enjoying yourself. More information here.
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As a last option I leave the train, since it is not very efficient and it is not the cheapest way to get to the center. But just in case, I’ll leave you the information here.
The train leaves from the airport and takes you to the central train station (Larissis), where you can take the metro with the same ticket, and also to the Port of Piraeus, from where the ferries depart. The single ticket costs 10€ and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
Trains run from the airport every day from 6.09am to 10.09pm. Here you have the link to the web if you need more information.
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