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Metropolitan Hotel Athens

18-20 May 2017


Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is one of the world's
oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years, a center
for the arts and philosophy and the birthplace of democracy.

Please press on the button below to download a guide prepared especially for you with lots of useful information about your trip to Athens.

Athens is a tourist’s delight with famous landmarks and hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Its position at the crossroads of three continents has been a significant factor in the development of the city’s extraordinary cultural heritage. Greece's capital is an ideal congress destination, combining state-of-theart infrastructure, excellent conference facilities and easy worldwide access with unrivalled cultural attractions, modern amenities, diverse entertainment and natural beauty.


Athens is connected to the International Airport, 35 km from the city center, via public transport that includes metro, suburban rail and various bus services.


Metro line 3 (blue line) runs from Athens airport to Syntagma Square in the city centre

Estimated cost: 10 euros

Suburban Rail

Athens International Airport is connected via suburban rail with Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station), Port of Pireaus and Kiato Bus Express Airport Bus connections with the Athens City Center on a 24-hour basis, X95 (to Athens downtown “Syntagma”)

Estimated cost: 6 euro


The taxi stand extends from Door 4 to Door 1 at the Arrivals Level of the Airport

Estimated cost: 40 euro



The Athens Metro has 3 lines. It connects important landmarks of the Greek capital, such as the Acropolis, Athens Airport, Port of Piraeus, Central Railway Station and Olympic Stadium, in addition to connecting downtown Athens with the suburbs.

Line 1 (green line): Kifisia – Piraeus
Line 2 (red line): Anthoupoli – Eliniko
Line 3 (blue line): Airport – Douk. Plakentias – Agia Marina19

For more information about timetables visit the link:


Starting operation on the eve of Athens’ Olympics, the Athens Tram connects the city center with the southern seaside.

There are 3 lines:
Line 1 :“Syntagma – SEF” linking downtown Athens to the Peace and Friendship Stadium
Line 2: ”Syntagma – Voula” which runs between the city center and southern suburb of Voula 
Line 3: “Voula – SEF” running along the coastal zone 20

For more information about timetables visit the link:

Buses and trolleys

City buses and electrical trolley-buses serve Athens and its suburbs. Most vehicles are modern and air-conditioned. Operating hours vary according to line/day/season, but generally they run between 5:00 a.m. – midnight. There are also five 24-hour lines, 4 airport lines (see above section), and 8 Express lines.

You can find routes, maps and real time bus movement information for every line on this website:

Suburban Railway

The Suburban Railway, or «Proastiakos«, is part of the national railway network of Greece. Its main route is Athens Airport – Kiato, while other routes travel up to Ano Liosia.

More information on:


Taxis (yellow in Athens, while other colors are preferred elsewhere in Greece) can be a more convenient -although pricier- mean of transportation.

Uber application is available in Greece as well but it is not widely used.

You can download, though, Taxibeat application which is used by the majority of the taxis.

 Download Athens City Guide