Greece Transportation

  • Leaving Evia.
    Leaving Evia.
    by nickandchris
  • Hop on, hop off bus
    Hop on, hop off bus
    by JessieLang
  • Athens Metro
    Athens Metro
    by iblatt

Greece Transportation

  • Metro

    Athens Transportation

    If you arrive to Athens by plane, going to center of city only available by "blue line" metro or airport bus. I generally transported by metro. Firstly, you need to pay 4€ for metro from airport to city but other metro lines just 1.20€ for adults and 0.60€ for students. Surely you need to show your student ID card. When you buy this ticket, thats...

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  • Buses

    Crete Island Transportation

    Airport to Kokkini hani,Gouves,Analipsi,Anissaras,Chersonissos,Stalida,Malia, until Agios Nikolaos,Ierapetra and Sitia.This is a route of a bus from the station.The bus always pass in the airport in a certain time,so its easy if you like to take it to reach to your hotel.From the arrival area walk directly to the gate on your right,you will see a...

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  • Buses

    Santorini Island Transportation

    Santorini has a good bus system. You can go to several villages there by bus. There is no need to rent a car or a bike in my opinion to explore this island. I think buses run until 10 in the evening.

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  • By Ferry

    Mykonos Transportation

    the ferries to Delos run half hourly til about 3pm taking about 45 minutes to get to the island where the ancient ruins of the community of 20,000 or so worshipped Dionysus. You can time your visit with a ferry going over and coming back so you have an hour and a half to 2 hours to armed with a map that can be purchased at the entrance where you...

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  • City Bus Service

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    You can explore Thessaloniki on foot. However if you don't have much time and you can not bear the heat, then take the bus. One single trip costs 80 Cents. If you buy the 90 cents ticket, you can have a second ride provided it takes place within 1.5 hours from the time you took your first ride. If you want to ride as many buses as you please, then...

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  • Metro-Subway to Athens

    Piraeus Transportation

    The Metro is the simplest and quickest way to get to the port from Athens city centre as well as being the quickest option from the airport if you don't have too much luggage. Piraeus is the last station on Line 1 (Green) which can be picked up in the city centre from either Omonia or Monastiraki. Coming in from the airport all you need to do is...

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  • Buses

    Prefecture of Heraklion Transportation

    We walked up to the main rd and the bus stop, we expected to see an old bus packed with locals and tourists (and possibly a couple of chickens) but were surprised when a smart blue Minoan Lines coach pulled up. Yes this was the bus and the conductor helped people on with their bags. As the bus pulled away the conductor comes around and asks you...

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  • Airport bus

    Athens Transportation

    If you are not considering to take the metro or a taxi to the city centre, then the bus can be is your choice. Line X95 Syntagma Line X96 Piraeus Line X93 Kifisou Avenue Line X97 Dafni

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  • Car & Bike Hire

    Crete Island Transportation

    First time in Crete and i must say that it was fantastic! We booked the car via email just a few days ago. I was the first driver of a great brand new city car. As the staff member informed me they renewed their fleet every two years! We picked it up from their parking station which is just a few steps from the arrival station. They were very...

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  • Car, scooter and bike hire

    Santorini Island Transportation

    Rent Me Love Me rental was the best way to discover the island! Based in Akrotiri they have a fleet with brand new ATVs! The ATV was in perfect condition and the personel were very helpfull,friendly and gave us some great tips about places to go! Definitely recommended to anyone who's into renting a vehicle to explore the island!

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  • Local Buses

    Mykonos Transportation

    The bus station is up on the hill of the Hora on the south west side of town. The bus schedule is hand written on a chalkboard under the tree. There are hourly or semi hourly departures to various beaches. You need to buy a ticket before boarding. Our Lonely Planet guide never mentioned the fare, but at each stand we went to, it cost 1euro...

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  • Long Distance Buses

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    The only bus i found is Simeonidis tours, N⁰ 14, 26th October St., leaving every day exept sunday about 5.30 pm, € 20 (€ 25 return) taking about 5 hours, did have a stop in Negotino ans Veles. Buses to Romania you can also find in 26th October St.

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  • Ferries and Port

    Piraeus Transportation

    This is really a "From" tip, I don't know why VT doesn't have that option? Piraeus is the largest port in Greece and is comprised of three separate harbours: the commercial docks; the main harbour (Megas Limani) and the Zea Limani, which is the marina (there is also the Mikrolimano, little port, but that's not really part of the port proper). It...

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  • Car & Bike Hire

    Prefecture of Heraklion Transportation

    We called in Voyager Rent A Car as it was just down the road from our apartments and were met By Kostas who was very friendly and had lived and worked in Manchester for a couple of years so we had a drink and a chat before finally getting around to the car hire. We hired a Clio for €210,00 for 7 days, I checked around the car pointing out some...

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  • El. Venizelos Airport

    Athens Transportation

    ok, there are 3 options: -taxi Since February 2011 there is a fix price from/to city center. It will cost you 35 euros (including tolls/luggage etc). After midnight(till 5.00am) it costs 50euros. The ride will be less than an hour but depending on the traffic it may be 2 hours! (during general strike it's like hell because everyone is using a...

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  • Ferries

    Crete Island Transportation

    Hellenic Seaways-Flying Cat 4 is departing from Heraklion port to Thira Santorini,passengers only no cars.This is the FASTEST ONE,it takes 1hr. and 45 mins.to reach Santorini,departs from Heraklion at 9;45 am and comes back 19;25 on the summer time. Sea Jets- megajet is also sailing to Santorini from Heraklion but it takes 2 hrs,This is for...

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  • Ferries and boats

    Santorini Island Transportation

    UPDATE 2015 - It seems there is no overnight option these days, which is a major pity - I loved that overnight journey. Instead the main car ferry leaves Piraeus at 07.30 daily and arrives Santorini about 8 hours later. There are various other options including the faster ferries and during the peak season a late afternoon conventional ferry. I'll...

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  • Airport Transfer Transport

    Mykonos Transportation

    if you are doing a package hol to mykonos tell the travel agent you dont need the transfers as they cost about 30 quid and a taxi from the airport to town costs about 5 quid and is far quicker and easier than being herded on the coach with other tourists.

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  • Railways

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    The direct Dostluk-Filia train has canceled its operations. Although!!! there is a train departing from Thessaloniki around 1545 which around 0030 is arriving at Pithio train station-the greek one in borders with Turkey. From there u may take the turkish train around 0210. Before hand though,try to verify the route of the turkish one.For the greek...

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  • Bus to Athens Airport

    Piraeus Transportation

    To get to Piraeus from the airport the X96 bus runs from the arrivals terminal all the way into the port itself with an approximate 90 minute journey time (depending on traffic). Buses run 24hrs, 7 days a week, with a frequency of every 15-20 minutes from 0500 until 2000 and then every 30 minutes during the night. Website below has links to...

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  • Taxis

    Athens Transportation

    You will find them everywhere, the yellow race as we call them (all the taxis in Athens are yellow) fill the streets as there are 15.000 taxis in Athens! I seriously think that they are responsible for the huge traffic of Athens! :) I have to admit I rarely use them except some late hours when there is no metro to take me back home. The last year...

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  • Airports and Airtravel

    Crete Island Transportation

    Heraklions main airport is Heraklion international Airport or Nikos Kazantzakis Airport,named after greek writer & philosopher who is born in Heraklion,Crete and behind the novel 'Zorbas the Greek' Nikos Kazantzakis. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared...

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  • Cable car

    Santorini Island Transportation

    The main ferry port of Santorini, called Athinios is not able to accommodate cruise ships so their put down anchor in the caldera below Fira, or near the old port and there are disembarked by tenders. From old port there are three ways to reach at the top of the cliff which is cs. 260 m above sea level 1. cable car (daily, 6.30am-10pm, every 20...

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  • By Air

    Mykonos Transportation

    There are numerous airlines going to Mykonos if you're not travelling on a "package holiday". Of course, there are all kinds of options if you've gone to a travel agent and booked a trip which includes your air and hotel, because then you're most likely to end up on a charter airline. But if you plan to get their on your own steam by air, here are...

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  • Airplanes

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    The Airport is 16 Kms outside in south east of the main city of Thessaloniki. The Olympic Airways, which is the national Airline. It has 7 flights daily from Athens to Thessaloniki for approx. 53 Euros. Aegean Air is the private airline which is very good and has got tight competition with Olympic airways. both of the companices have their offices...

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  • Taxis

    Piraeus Transportation

    These are the day and night prices for taxis from the Piraeus port area into Athens and elsewhere - the prices here are quite reasonable but take note as when I was trying to get from Athens central to catch a ferry from Piraeus it was a nightmare simply because I tried to catch a taxi on my own rather than getting one from my hotel! They are...

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  • Long Distance Buses

    Athens Transportation

    Forum reply from April 2011 You really are short of time. Even Delphi could do with 2 days as it really is a fascinating place. A day out there from Athens is doable though by bus and is quite a pleasant journey. There are 6 services a day from the bus station at Loission and the journey time is about 3 hours with a rest break about half way at...

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  • Taxi's

    Crete Island Transportation

    The airport of Sitia is located on the top of the mountain where Sitia is builded. The town center is about 2 km from the airport. There isn't bus from the airport to Sitia, but its full of taxis. It cost from 3 - 5 euro, independs from the day (weekend) and the number of the luggages. If you are light travelling then its a good chance to walk! its...

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  • Taxis

    Santorini Island Transportation

    The main taxi station is just below Fira main square. The minimum charge starts at 2 euros and then of course it depends where one wants to go. If you decide to share (the driver considers each seperate party as a second tariff) it always depends on the time it is. For instance if it is night the fare will be a bit more expensive and as everywhere...

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  • Taxis

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    Taxis are waiting already for passengers that coming with Swiss,CSA or Malev around this time and are all a mix from all comapnies that operating in the city.Moreover to ''date'' with a taxi will cost u more.I cant be accurate on the price but i payed around 15 Euros for a distance of 15 km,inside the operational territory,in the same time of...

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  • Local Buses

    Athens Transportation

    You need to get to Aigyptou Square, past the National Archaeological Museum to catch a bus to Sounio. The frequency and timetable can be found from the kiosk at the rear of the bus station. If you're at Syntagma, catch and purple & yellow bus (numbers 5 or 11) heading towards Aigyptou. Alternatively, you can take the metro to Viktorias, and then...

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  • Boat's

    Crete Island Transportation

    "Lane lines" pass also from Santorini to Sitia every Tuesday and Saturday, the arrival time in Santorini is 04:00 and the dep. time to Sitia is 04:30. The price is around 20 euro, and the duration of the trip almost 6:30 hours. Please always ask in the local travel agencies to confirm hours and time tables.

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  • Flights to Santorini

    Santorini Island Transportation

    We were late to get the offer of 19 euros of Aegena airlines (final price of 40 euros with taxes) and we wanted the lunch time flight to athens on the 4th, so we booked with Olimpic airways. I am so impress with them that I want to share it with you. first they send you by courier the proper flight tickets (ok maybe it is my first time in 5 years...

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  • Travel Agencies

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    Thessaloniki - Tirana it is quite easy. There are a lot of travel agencies - all near the Rail Station (stathmos ton trenon). They leave at 9.00 and 21.00 every day. Usually no problem for tickets etc. Just go there 10minuts before (and even after). I recommend the company albatrans. Supposing you will arrive at the airport. Take the bus from...

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  • Tram

    Athens Transportation

    The first tram operated in 1882, they were wagons drawn by 3 horses (!) while in 1908 the first electric trams came. There were 21 different lines but the state put then away in the name of evolution in 1960! Trolley buses have started to replace the tram lines since 1953, many of them are still around with the same numbers the trams had back...

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  • Mules

    Santorini Island Transportation

    It is the scariest thing I've ever did as I haven't even ridden a horse for a long time - my first ride on a horse was disastrous, I hurt my leg as teh horse ran through another horse and my leg was injured! Having said that, it was difficult to imagine why I should agree to riding on, of all animals, a donkey! t As luck would have it, it was a...

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  • Cars & Roads

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    On the newly constructed road "Egnatia Odos" on the way to and from Alexandroupolis there is only ONE petrol station. To reach this petrol station you have to follow the sign "exit" at MOUSTHENI (a village between Kavala and Thessaloniki). The prices of the petrol station, run by SHELL (service 24 hours), are a little bit higher than normal prices....

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  • Ferries and Ports

    Athens Transportation

    There are three ports that you can you for ferries/boats to the islands, Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio For Piraeus which is the bigger port get subway (green line) to Piraeus and most of the boats will be there in front of you! In case some of them are further in other piers just ask a local agent. There is a free local bus that goes furt

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  • Walking around Fira

    Santorini Island Transportation

    Many of you, you have been asking yourselves, how many stairs you have to climb up till you finally reach the town of FIRA from the Old Port? The answer is: 558!!! So,not to be afraid: I have not counted them, somebody else, I suppose one of the locals, has counted them for us and have given an increasing number to every step. So, take a big...

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  • Thessaloniki Maps

    Thessaloniki Transportation

    Here is an interactive map of Thessaloniki I have found in the web. The site is very rich with various maps. http://www.multimap.com

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  • Long Distance Trains

    Athens Transportation

    Probably the second best option to reach the Airport (after an Airport Express Bus), provided you are lingering around the Larisis train station. The Metro looks like a "quicker" option, but it is not cheaper and you will be prone to switching trains. Not a big deal if you have no luggage. Fare: 6 euros one-way and 10 euros round-trip. No...

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  • Sightseeing Buses

    Athens Transportation

    There used to be a bus line, bus No.400 which was the Athens Sightseeing public bus. I never used it but it seems not many visitors used it either because I guess they didnt want want to spend 90' in bus seeing the center of the city without doing anything! The local joke was “what is blue, empty and does circles in the traffic of Athens?” The line...

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  • Car Rental

    Athens Transportation

    AVOID Right-cars.com, a UK-based international car rental company, as they are misleading customers. I believe they don't own a single vehicle, but use 2nd league local care hire companies with retired vehicles, with rates just under the going rates for new/almost new cars. The don't stick to their own policies regarding pricing. They also waste...

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  • City Sightseeing Athens & Piraeus Hop...

    Having done some prior research prior to our cruise, it appeared at the time that there were few options for visitors to travel to Athens when arriving in the port of Piraeus. The few methods of transportation I found available were an expensive taxi ride, or a difficult to get to train/metro line. I never found any information about the...

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  • Ferries to Italy

    For me it was amazing to see the islands around Greece from the seeside. In the past I used ferries, but not for such a long distance. We started in Bari, Italy.

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