Getting to Athens and getting around
Most airlines fly into Athens International Airport, and from the airport you have a multitude of ways to get into the city. You can take the metro, buses or a taxi, but make sure you do a quick check to see if there are any metro strikes during your trip. We took the X95 express bus from the arrivals level to Syntagma Square and the journey took about an hour. These buses get packed during the peak season so make sure you position yourself in front of one of the doors – don’t expect orderly queues! We actually opted to wait for the next bus so that we could get seats.
Once you are in the city, it is easy to get around on foot or by metro/bus. If you plan to take public transportation you can look into getting a 3 day pass (which includes your fare to/from the airport) or 5 day pass (which does not include airport transportation). More information on transportation here.
Where to stay in Athens
A for Athens Hotel + Bar: Look no further than centrally-located A for Athens if you want to make the most of your trip. The room was enormous for European standards and bright & airy, the staff are incredibly helpful and did I mention that this was the view from our room? Yes – that’s an unobstructed view of the Acropolis! A for Athens was the perfect base for us to explore all the historic and archaeological sites in the city, I just wish we could have stayed longer. Click here to book your stay at A for Athens Hotel!