Travel to Athens


A valid ID or passport is required for entry into Greece for participants from the European Union. For participants from other countries a valid passport is required. Participants from some countries may require a visa for entry to Greece. Please check with your local Greek Consulate or Embassy.

Getting to/from the Athens International Airport and the city centre, located about 30 km east can be achieved via:

Take Metro Line 3 (Aghia Marina – Douk. Plakentias - Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city centre. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens centre) lasts 40 minutes. See the Metro timetable to the airport.

24-hour express buses:
Express Bus routes connect directly Athens (city centre & greater area) and Pireus
port) with the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Service is provided on a non-stop basis seven days a week including holidays (24/7 operation).
All buses depart from the Arrivals Level. Bus tickets are sold at the info/ ticket-kiosk (located outside the Arrivals between Exits 4 and 5), or on board (ask operator) at no extra cost.

Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. A trip to the city centre costs between 40-50 EUR.


Greece has a strict non-smoking policy and smoking is prohibited inside public places. Smoking is only allowed outdoors and at designated places.