Transportation in Athens
Now that you know where to spend the night in Athens, let’s talk about getting around Athens. Depending on where you stay and for how long you can choose the best transportation or even any of the below options. In order to get around, you can use the urban and intercity public buses, rent a car or motorbike, or use a taxi. Taxis in Athens are coloured yellow, whereas taxis that operate to the villages are silver-coloured. For exploring Athens Town, we recommend you walk or cycle, even though we do not have as many bike roads as we should!
Rent a car or a motorbike in Athens
There are many car and motorbike rental agencies around Athens, mainly along the Syggrou Avenue, close to Syntagma. The price depends on the season and the type of vehicle you want to rent.
Buses & Metro in Athens
There are many ways to get around the town and one of them is the local public bus. The main bus station is the one that is located in Syntagma. Again, depends where you want to go. Generally being around Syntagma area is easy to get around because you have numerous options to get to the destination. There are some buses that are operating 24 hours. For more info, click here.
Taxis are available all around the town and constitute an ideal option for your transfers especially. Taxi stations are found in the city, at the central square, the airport, and the port. There are fixed rates available to the main tourist attractions. You can book a taxi here.
Boats from Piraeus
In Piraeus area, where the port is, there are daily ferries going to Aegean islands, Crete, Cycladic islands, etc. In the Summer period, of course, the itineraries are more frequent and the options are numerous. Ticket prices vary from the destination but if you are a university student of EU, you have a discount of 50% from the initial price of the ticket. You can travel by staying in a cabin, and you can also transfer your car/motorbike/bike.