Athens - Attica Transportation & Travel
Athens possesses a well developed transportation network connecting the city centre with all districts and suburbs making Athens transportation and travel from one place to the other fast and convenient.
All Athenians with no exception are proud of the Athens Metro and suburban railway with which you will travel around Athens in no time. At all metro stations there are comprehensive leaflets including ticket fare information, itineraries and maps with the available metro lines and stops that will facilitate your Athens transportation and travel around Attica. There is also tram service taking you from Syntagma Square downtown or Paleo Faliro towards the southern suburbs of Athens. The tram operates on a 24-hr basis on Fridays and Saturdays.
There are public bus lines connecting the whole of Athens and its suburbs with the city centre, while there are airport services from Syntagma Square and various metro and intercity bus stations (KTEL). There is also the 400 hop-on sightseeing bus line, which takes you around the most important sights of the Athens city centre, departing from the Archaeological Museum.
A popular way for travelling around Athens is by taxi, which is a rather cheap means of Athens transportation compared to other European countries. Taxis in Athens are yellow.
For tourists who would love to do some island hopping while in Greece, there is the Piraeus port, close to Athens, from where there are ferries, high speed boats and hydrofoils departing for all Aegean Islands. You can reach Piraeus Port by subway, bus or taxi and to Rafina Port by bus or taxi.
For more detailed information about Athens transportation and travel, click here. If you prefer to get to know Athens at your own pace and be more independent, you can opt for a car rental, so click here for Athens Car Rental Agencies.