How to get to Athens?

Travel to Athens, Greece: Since Athens is the capital of Greece and the largest of all the cities in the country, there are many different ways to reach this place all year round, whether you are travelling from another location in Greece or even from abroad! Moreover, Athens is a transportation hub for the entire country, as in many cases you need to reach Athens first so as to reach your final destination. On this page, you will find out further information about every possible way in which you can go and explore this fantastic city!
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The International Airport is located in the region of Spata, 30 km from the city centre. It receives many domestic and international flights every day and it has a regular connection with the center of Athens, the port of Piraeus and the port of Rafina 24 hours/7 days. Apart from international flights, it also serves internal flights to the Greek islands all year round. The flight from Athens to an island is short and lasts from 40-60 minutes.
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There are 3 ports around Athens. The busiest is the port of Piraeus, which serves ferries to the majority of the Greek islands, Crete, and a few ports in Peloponnese.
The port of Rafina, on the northeastern side of Athens, is the closest to the airport and serves ferries to Cyclades islands and southern Evia.
The port of Lavrion is located close to Cape Sounion and serves ferries to Kea and Lemnos all year round and to a few islands of the Cyclades in summer.
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KTEL (suburban) buses connect suburban places and towns around Greece. There are buses from Athens to almost all towns around the country. There are two main bus stations in Athens: Kifissos KTEL Station and Liossion KTEL Station. Most buses depart from Kifissos Station while Liossion station serves buses to central Greece and few destinations in northern Greece, like Pieria.


Most trains depart from Larissis Train Station, close to the center of Athens. The train is the cheapest way to travel to Greece. Trains are usually slow as they make frequent stops. The railway network of Greece is approximately 2,500 km long, covering a large part of the mainland and linking the country with central Europe and Turkey. There are slow and express trains from Athens to Thessaloniki, while the slow train continues to Alexandroupoli.

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