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Arriving in Athens

Athens, Greece’s capital city, is easily accessible by air. Tourists on flights to Athens will land at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Numerous low-cost carriers fly into this airport, making cheap flights to Athens readily available. The airport is home to an array of restaurants, cafes, and shops and offers a Wireless Internet Zone Service. From the airport, the metro line can take tourists to the stations of Syntagma and Monastiráki in downtown Athens. The suburban railway takes tourists to the downtown stations of Omónia and Syntagma. Alternatively, tourists coming off of Athens flights can catch the X92 bus to Kifissia, the X93 bus to the Kifissos Coach Station, the X94 bus to the Ethniki Amyna metro station, or the X96 bus to Piraeus. Buses operate day and night.

Getting Around Athens

Tourists on Athens flights can pick up a ticket to travel on the metro, suburban trains, trams, trolleybuses, and buses within Athens. The Athens Metro (ISAP) system consists of three lines: Line One, which takes tourists from Piraeus to Kifissia; Line Two, which takes tourists from Agios Antonios to Agios Dimitrios; and Line Three, which takes tourists from Egaleo to Doukissis Plakentias. The Athens Tram connects the city center with the southern suburbs. Athens is served by a network of buses operated by the Athens Urban Transport Organization. Yellow taxis are also available.

Main Attractions in Athens

The Acropolis, Greece’s most famous ancient landmark, is in Athens. The attraction is a must-see for tourists who love history. The remains of the Temple of Olympian Zeus is a popular tourist attraction in Athens. The 1896 Olympic Stadium and Hadrian's Arch are in close proximity. The National Archeological Museum, located near Omonia, is worth a visit, as well as the beautiful Parnitha National Park. For magnificent views of Athens, tourists should head to Lycavittos Hill. If you’re seeking entertainment, you may wish to visit Athens Concert Hall, also called the Mégaron Musikis, which regularly holds concerts from world-famous artists.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Athens

Tourists who have bought cheap airfare to Athens can spend their savings at The Mall at the metro station Neratziotissa. This is Athens’ biggest shopping mall and is home to a variety of shops and eating establishments. You can try Everest for a quick snack, or eat at Ideal, Greece’s oldest restaurant with traditional Greek cuisine. Ambelofilo offers live Greek music to tourists who have purchased airfare to Athens in the hope of enjoying relaxing evenings in the city, and Parafono plays live jazz and blues music.

Flight stats for Athens - did you know?
  • Athens is 12 mi from Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Airport (Athens, Greece).
  • Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Airport (Athens, Greece)
    • Right now, 75 airlines operate out of Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Airport.
    • Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 93 cities.
    • Every week, at least 556 domestic flights and 1,044 international flights depart from Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Airport.

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