Travel to Greece and the Greek Islands
There are many ways of traveling to Greece, but air travel by far, is the most popular and convenient. The new Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Spata, (approx. 20 km from Athens) has been in operation since March 2001, and is much better suited to the large numbers of visitors coming to Greece.
From the airport, visitors arriving in Athens can find transportation in the form of buses ( which take you directly to the centre of Athens or the port of Pireaus.
There are also taxi services from the airport, as well as the new train, known as Proastiakos, which will take you to the centre of Athens, where you will then be able to access the Athens Metro system.
As well as air travel, Greece is accessable by various other forms of transport such as car, bus, train and sea.
Once in Greece, the easiest way of travelling around is by car. There are car rental offices all over Greece as well as at popular airports and ports.
For those of you who cannot drive, then you could use the train and bus/coach services which cater for all over Greece. There is also the option of the ferry boats for travelling to and around the Greek Islands.
On this section of our website, you will find information about the various methods of travel and transportation around Greece, and how to make the most out of your holidays and vacations in Greece.