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nm1999

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I don't really like taking taxis...what are the public transit options like? Thanks :)
 

Vangelis

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I don't really like taking taxis...what are the public transit options like? Thanks :)
The airport rail will take you all the way into Athens. Just make sure you are aware of everyone around you and keep your luggage close to you. Otherwise, should be all good! I've used this before and haven't had a problem.
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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Very slow, but easy to use. I once took the metro from the airport to syntagma.
 
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greek_ggirl

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There is a subway and buses going to and from the airport. You can get into downtown Athens but im not too sure about other places
 

Brimax

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I don't really like taking taxis...what are the public transit options like? Thanks :)
Rail or bus are easy, there are buses that will take you directly to Syntagma square and the rail can take you directly to join the metro
 
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I don't really like taking taxis...what are the public transit options like? Thanks :)
Best hello and welcome to Hellas is a taxi ride from the airport.
BUT MUST BE A REAL GREEK taxi driver not a xenos
 

k_tsoukalas

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It's easy to use and most of the time, it's reliable. I've heard of people having some interesting detours. Some people that I know - one time they were taking a bus to the airport and the driver decided to take a detour to get a coffee without telling the passengers, and everyone was just sitting there on the bus . My friends were nervous they'd miss their flight. The Greeks on the bus weren't bothered and thought it was normal. Personally, I prefer either renting a car and driving myself or taking a taxi.
 

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Check out Vouliagmeni for classy beachside restaurants

Vouliagmeni is about half an hour from Athens by car and is a great place for beachside dining. I find that this area has amazing views and is much less crowded than Athens. I haven't been to any beaches there, so please let me know if there are good spots to swim nearby. I usually go for dinner if im staying in Athens and then take a taxi back. My favorite spots are Ithaki and Lavros. :) Check them out!

Stay on Ermou next time you visit Athens

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Athens and getting an Airbnb on Ermou Street. I was a bit hesitant at first because I was worried about the loud nightlife at night, but it was probably one of the best decisions I could ever make. It was in a great location and very close to Monastiraki, Plaka, and the Acropolis of course. I really recommend it. Hermou is super safe and there is always great restaurants nearby for breakfast!

These are the best hookah lounges in Athens

Hookah lounges are becoming more and more popular in Athens and Greece. Originally, this was an ottoman tradition that faded out. But now it’s coming back, as it is all over the world. Cigarettes and vaping are also pretty popular, so the tobacco culture is definitely there in Greece. The two larges that I recommend are Misafir and Hookaholic. I’ve been to both, and the vibes and service were great. I ordered food, and drinks, and Shisha and was very pleased. Definitely check them out next time you’re in the city.
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