Athens


About Athens

Athens is the city of past, present and future. It is a special place, where a short walk can take you from the ancient times to modern life.

Athens is the capital city of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world. The earliest known human civilisation in Athens is dated between the 11th and 7th millennia, BC. You can find two UNESCO World Heritage Sites here: the Acropolis and the medieval Daphni Monastery.

Today it is a vibrant area with great nightlife, and a wide range of opportunities for shopping or gastronomy. Above all, the inhabitants' hospitality makes the whole experience more memorable.

Transportation

Metro

There are 3 metro lines in Athens. A small route of line M1 was built at the end of 19th century. Lines M2 and M3 were built on the occasion of Olympic Games in 2004. M3 (marked with blue on network maps) goes to the airport.

Suburban railway

Prostiakos is the suburban railway connecting the suburbs of Athens and the nearby settlements. Paper tickets or plastic cards issued within the new electronic ticketing system can be used on the trains.

Tram

Just as with other investments, tram lines have been inaugurated for the 2004 Olympic Games. 3 tram lines run along the southern coast of Athens and to the city center.

Useful tips

In some major places, and selected metro stations, free wireless internet is accessible.

Nightlife is very vibrant in Athens however it starts quite late. Local people don't tend to go out before 8 PM and parties in clubs and discos don't really start before midnight.

Nearby 'Paleo Demarhio' tram stop, the Sea Turtle Rescue Center is working. The center is open for public at weekends (except for August). Volunteers of the center accept donations for the sustainment of the institution.

Good to Know

Language
Greek

Currency
EUR

Time Zone
Eastern European Time (EET)

Country Code
+372

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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