photo by Julian  

Updated, Apr 2023


Athens is Greece’s capital and a popular tourist destination, famous for its rich history and ancient buildings such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. These notable landmarks, as well as the city’s museums, marketplaces, and restaurants, are open to visitors. Athens has an extensive public transportation system that includes buses, trams, and a metro system that connects the city centre to the suburbs and the airport. There are also taxis and ride-hailing services such as Uber.

Best time to visit: The shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) are ideal for visiting Athens since the weather is moderate, crowds are lighter, and prices are lower.

Getting In & Around

Getting in
Athens International Airport
32 km east. Metro: €10, (€5, kids) 40 mins. Suburban train: €10, to Athens Station, 40 mins.more info. Bus: €6, 60~90 mins more info. Taxi: €38, (€54 midnight – 5am) 30mins. 

Athens Railway Station
Central railway station. Connected by Public transport, metro, bus and airport connection. Shopping and public facilities are available here. lockers are available.

Getting around

Public Transport
Public transport consist of Metro, buses, tram, suburban trains. for more ticket information see here. 
Ath.ena Card needed to use Public transport in the city. it’s a reloadable plastic card. Buy Online
Visit website

Tickets: single ticket €1.20,  90 minutes, 1 day pass €4,10. 5 day pass €8,20. 3-day tourist ticket €20,00 

Athens Happy Card is a city pass that includes free entry to various Athens attractions and a 48-hour Athens transport ticket, and costs €70 for adults and €35 for children.

Athens City Pass is another city pass that includes free entry to various Athens attractions, a 72-hour transport ticket, and other benefits such as skip-the-line access and discounts, and costs €119.

Piazza Duomo

See & Do

historical site | opening hours: 8 am to 8 pm, tickets: Single: €10/ €20 (summers), Combined: €30, Visit website, phone: +30 21 0321 4172

Acropolis Museum: 
museum | opening hours: apr-oct 8 am to 4 pm (mon), to 8 pm (tue-thu, sat & sun), to 10 pm (fri), nov-mar 8 am to 5 pm (mon), to 10 pm (tue-thu, sat & sun), to 8 pm (fri), tickets: apr-oct : €10/ reduced, nov-mar: €5 / reduced. Free for children under 5 years, under 18 EU, more, address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742, Visit website phone: +30 210 9000900, email: [email protected]

Ancient Agora: 
historical site | opening hours: apr-oct 8 am to 8 pm, nov-mar 8 am to 4 pm, tickets: Single: €5, Combined: €30, address: Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55, Visit website  phone: +30 21 0321 0185

Benaki Museum of Greek Culture: 
museum | opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm (mon, wed, fri & sat), to 12 am (thu), to 4 pm (sun), Closed: tuesdays, tickets: Full ticket €9, Reduced €7, Free for under 22, Free on every Thursday from 6 pm to 12 am., address: 1 Koumbari Street, 106 74 Athens, Visit website phone: +30 210 367 1000, email: [email protected]

National Archaeological Museum: 
museum | opening hours: apr-oct 8 am to 8 pm (wed-mon), 12:30 pm to 8 pm (tue), nov-mar 9 am to 4 pm (wed-mon), 1 pm to 8 pm (tue), tickets: apr-oct : €12/ reduced, nov-mar: €6 / reduced, Free for under 18, Students form EU, Free on 1st Sunday of the month between nov – mar, address: 44, 28th of October (Patission) str, Visit website  phone: +30 213 214 4800, email: [email protected]

National Garden: 
garden | opening hours: 6 am to sunset(varies), address: Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 1, 105 57 Athens, phone: +30 21 0721 5019

Byzantine and Christian Museum: 
museum | tickets:  Adult €4, free for under 25 years.

Museum of Cycladic Art: 
museum | tickets: Adult €7, free for children

Piazza Duomo


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