How To Reach Athens
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Travel To Athens
The city of Athens has always been a magnetic attraction for travelers who love to delve deep into history. One of the oldest existing cities in the world, Athens gets thousands of intrigued tourists every year and many of them from India. A flight to Athens is the best and most convenient way to get there from any Indian city, for those who target Greek and its centuries-old capital only, for a more concrete experience. But in many cases, the city is included in a trans-trip of South Europe also, in which case they have other options to avail as well.
Here is how to reach Athens from India via various means of transport.
The flight distance between India and Athens is approximately 5000 km. India to Athens flights is frequent from the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and some others too. Athens International Airport or Eleftherios Venizelos as it is called in Grecian is the nearest airport to the city is around 30-40 minutes away from the center. The fastest Mumbai to Athens flight is flown by Turkish Airlines, taking the duration of 10 hours. However, most Mumbai to Athens or Delhi to Athens flights make a stopover at various European cities like Istanbul, Doha, Abu Dhabi or Dubai, or Zurich or Budapest in Europe. Depending on the number of stops, a flight can take up to 32 hours to reach Athens. India to Greece flight price is excessively high during the spring-summer season, it being the best time to visit the Mediterranean. Booking in advance and keeping an eye out for discounts will definitely help.
Once again, it is not possible to visit Athens from India via rail. There cannot be any network laid through the mountains and rugged terrains across several countries. However, traveling to Athens via train from other European countries is a very common occurrence. Rail Europe offers high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and regional trains from capital cities like Istanbul of Turkey, Belgrade of Serbia, Budapest of Hungary, Sofia of Bulgaria, Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vienna of Austria, Zurich of Switzerland and Munich of Germany. Many people opt for the trans-Europe luxurious train journey with a spectacular view from the Swiss Alps to the sunny Mediterranean. Within the city, Athens Railway Station or Larissa Station is the main railway hub that connects the long distance, suburban and metro lines.
Although India and Greece are connected by a small strip of land, it is impossible in reality to make the journey from Delhi to Athens or from any other city. The roadway takes one from India to Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and then crossing the European border at Greece. The 5000 km distance is neither politically or geographically easy to conquer, nor is it safe or convenient. However, if you have been traveling throughout Europe, then there are highways connecting other countries to the city. The journeys to Athens by bus are long and needs getting on and off many times to change vehicle, but it is great for a road trip. Athens map has two bus terminals – A and B, located at Kifissou Street and Liossion Street, from where buses ferry across Greece. The Athens Central Bus Station has the KTEL Attica buses that cover the suburbs.
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Athens||N/A||13.0 hours||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mumbai to Athens||N/A||11.0 hours||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Bangalore to Athens||N/A||12.0 hours||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Chennai to Athens||N/A||12.0 hours||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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FAQ's of Athens
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One will need a 220 V plug to use appliances like hair dryer and electric curlers in Athens.
Now a days, one can conveniently carry credit cards for transactions. Other than that, currency exchange is available at various banks and exchange counters across the city.
Yes, Athens is completely safe for those who plan to travel solo. People are welcoming and make travellers feel at home.
When in Athens, one should try to book a hotel through travel agents as they offer extra discounts, as compared to the hotel itself.
For travellers who don't want to deal with traffic in Athens, can stay at hotels like Holiday Inn, Attalos and Sofitel, which are quite near to the airport.
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