The largest city of Greece, and one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 yearblah blah blah...Athens is awesome, so come experience it first hand. You can sightsee till your feet fail you, eat ridiculously good food, party all night, go to the beach or take a boat to any Greek island!
If you live in the Americas, there are few airlines that offer non-stop flights to Athens from New York (usually JFK airport), but most via a connection from another european city.
-From Europe a traveller can either fly, sail, or drive to Greece.
-From Asia a traveller can either fly or take a ferry from Turkey.
-From Africa a traveller can fly.
Athens has one airport. The Athens International Airport provides connections with most countries, so you should be fine.
-The Metro ride to the blade house or central Athens from the airport costs 10€ or 18€ (return ride) .You can get discounts on that if you buy more tickets.
-A taxi ride from the airport will cost about 40 - 60€ to get to the Blade House or the city.
- Athens Airport mobile app -
Most of Athens is covered by the Metro so transportation is easy. Trains and buses are also available.
A ticket costs 1.4€ and you can take as many rides as you want for 70 minutes.
There's a daily pass for 4.5€ , a 5-day pass for 9€ and a 3-day pass (including a Metro ride from and to the airport) for 22€
- TFA mobile app -
Taxi in Athens is pretty cheap. ( Theres Uber as well )
- TaxiBeat mobile app -
Several Greek shipping companies maintain daily connections between Italy and Greece.
You could get a boat from Ancona or Brindisi to Patras and then a 2 hour bus ride (20€) to Athens. You can buy a "deck" ticket and camp out on the deck in a sleeping bag, a cabin ticket, or an airline seat.
Athens has its main port in Piraeus, where you can visit or return from most of the Greek islands.
To all our Bulgarian/Romanian/Macedonian/Albanian friends who wish to visit by car, the way to Athens is pretty straightforward, especially the last 500km from Thessaloniki. Before that, your own your own buddy. There are many toll booths in that last 500km so except to pay about 30 euros in tolls (one way).
Parking near the Blade House is not gonna be a problem.
More useful links:
-Athens guide app - Guidepal
-Food delivery app and website - E-food.gr
-Theatre tickets / Cultural events - Diva.gr