Athens


Athens is the largest city of Greece, a metropolis of 4 million people and the capital of cultural output in Greece and the Balkans. Athens is a lively city throughout the year, well served by an international airport with a plethora of affordable options for direct flights from most large cities in Europe. With a long rich history, cultural attractions, vibrant life, modern infrastructure, and old-style neighbourhoods it offers plenty of opportunities for walks and exploration, as well as endless possibilities for culture- or history-oriented social events.


The airport

The Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, is in close proximity to the city centre. It is easily accessible via Metro (blue line), Bus, and Suburban Railway (approximately 40-50 minutes). For more information, you may visit the official site of the Athens International Airport.

Transportation

Transportation network includes 2 metro lines (blue and red) an electric railway system (green line) that connects to the metro lines, and also buses, electrical trolley-busses, and tram. Tickets cost 1.40€ each and are valid for 90 minutes for all public transport. They can be purchased at all metro stations from vending machines.

For more information check the following links:

Language

Most Athenians speak English and those in the hospitality industry are likely to speak French and German too.

Accommodation

Recommended hotels
Hotel Website Average price per night/room

Meliá Athens

https://www.melia.com/en/home.htm

58€

Titania

http://www.titania.gr/athens-hotel/

57€

Polis Grand Hotel

https://www.polisgrandhotel.gr/

74€

Hotel Adonis

http://www.hotel-adonis.gr/

45€

Arts, Culture, Sightseeing

With numerous museums, cultural centres, art galleries, exhibitions, festivals, theaters, cinemas, archaeological sites, and historic sights, Athens offers many opportunities to the visitor. Some indicative places to visit: