Travel & Local Transportation
Arriving in Athens
The Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (opened in March 2001) is located in Spata, 27 km northeast of Athens, serving 16 million passengers per year. The Athens International Airport is accessible via a six-lane motorway and a 24h public transport express airport bus, as well as taxis and metro. The direct Metro line connects the airport to the city centre in less than 40 minutes while a taxi ride to the city costs €35 (from 5 am to midnight) and takes approximately 30 minutes.
The airport is connected daily with over 60 cities around the world with the longest direct flight time from a European destination being 4 hours 3 minutes (from Dublin). The Athens International Airport has been awarded many times and is distinguished for its safety, comfort and customer satisfaction focus.
Local transportation in Athens
The Athens public transportation network offers a wide range of routes, combining many different means, including the metro, trains, buses, trolleybuses and the tram. A ticket of €1,40 provides unlimited transportation in Athens for 90 minutes.
The state-of-the-art Athens Metro opened just before the 2004 Olympic Games and serves all major city spots and sites of interest with several new stations being added to the network every year. Apart from safety, speed and comfort, passengers also enjoy the unique opportunity to see the ancient ruins and findings that were discovered during the metro construction, which are displayed in various metro stations.
Please see below a map of the Metro network. Athens Metro links the proposed Conference Venue MAICC (“Megaro Moussikis”) with the Airport; the MAICC is situated two stops from the central Athens metro station and city centre.