Many visit Athens to pay their respects to the incredible Acropolis and the city known as the cradle of western civilization and democracy; along the way Athens reveals its truly sophisticated, yet simplistic and raw aura, making it one of Europe’s most fascinating and multidimensional cities. Thanks to the 2004 Olympic Games, the city renovated many of its structures, landscaped several of its public spaces, set aside pedestrian streets, and completed a subway system that is both an engineering and aesthetic marvel. Athens is an ever-expanding city whose unique high energy is second to none and genuinely contagious!
Although all of your transfers to airports, stations, harbors, and hotels have likely been included in your TrueTrip experience, there will be instances where you will use a taxi to get around. Always make sure that the driver starts the meter when you get in the taxi and check the meter before you pay. If in doubt about a fare, please check with your hotel concierge who is also able to arrange taxi pick-ups for you.
Although public transportation makes getting around quite easy, if you’d like to uncover more of this location, you may want to rent a car; your hotel concierge can assist you with making arrangements with a local car rental company. We always recommend careful and cautious driving in Europe as roads can be old, narrow and with high volumes of traffic.
Athens has an efficient public transportation system. The Athens Metro is an extensive network of rapid transit railway lines that run mostly underground in central Athens, through the important landmarks, as well as into the city’s suburbs. Choosing the right ticket is essential to taking full advantage of the Athens Metro system.