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Practical informationPractical information


The Eleftherios Venizelos airport is located near Sparta, 33 kilometres southeast of Athens. Taking a taxi to the city costs € 20-30, depending upon your time of arrival and how much luggage you have with you. The shuttle bus to Syntagma takes less than an hour. The metro takes you to the city centre. The trip to Syntagma takes 27 minutes and the trip to Piraeus 60 minutes.

Public transport

The metro stations are properly maintained. A tram takes you from the city centre to Glyfada. The busses and trolley busses are available until midnight. The ticket for the shuttle bus is also valid for 24 hours on all other public transport. At the points of sale you can buy special travel tickets. The ferries to the islands depart from the harbours of Piraeus or Rafina.


There are many taxis available, but in this city people are used to sharing a taxi. So do not be surprised if the chauffeur stops to pick up other passengers who are going in the same direction. The chauffeur charges according to the taxi meter and fares are based on fixed tariffs.


Postage stamps can be found in the majority of tobacco shops and in the kiosks that sell postcards.

Chemists and dentists

On-duty physician, dentist and chemist: 1434

Making telephone calls

+30 for Greece, 210 for Athens


220 Volt

Opening hours

Monday and Wednesday: 09h00-14h30, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09h00-14h30 and from 17h30-20h30. Saturday 09h00-15h00. Opening hours may differ.

Important telephone numbers

On-duty physician and chemist: 1434
Police: 100
Fire brigade: 199

Tourist information

EOT, Eleftherios Venizelos airport EOT, 26 Vas. Amalias Avenue, Syntagma

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