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Athens


Athens was a major cultural center of the Mycenaean civilization around 1400 BC. It’s location to the sea made Athens a leading trade center for the Greek state in early 900 BC. In its infancy, the Acropolis afford Athens fortified protection against enemies. After the wars against Persian invasion ancient Greek entered into it’s Golden Age of Athenian Democracy bringing with it philosophy, drama, history-writing, artistry, and political reform. In 338 BC Macedonia conquered all of Greece until the Romans defeated them in 197 BC. Roman rule passed onto Byzantine rule and then Athens fell into decline during the middle ages. In 1458, it fell to the Ottoman Empire until Greece gained  its independence in 1832. In 1834 Athens became the capitol of an independent Greece. In 1896 it hosted the first modern day Olympic games.

Municipalities of Athens City…
  • Pangrati
  • Ampelokipoi
  • Exarcheia
  • Patisia
  • Ilisia
  • Koukaki
  • Kypseli
Athens Metropolitan Area…
Central
  • Athens City
  • Dafni-Ymittos
  • Ilioupoli
  • Vyronas
  • Kaisariani
  • Zografou
  • Galatsi
  • Filadelfeia-Chalkidona
North
  • Nea Ionia
  • Irakelo
  • Metamorfosi
  • Lykovrysi-Pefki
  • Kifissia
  • Penteli
  • Marousi
  • Vrilissia
  • Agia Paraskevi
  • Papagou-Cholargos
  • Chalandri
  • Filothei-Psychiko
West
  • Egaleo
  • Agia Varvara
  • Chaidari
  • Peristeri
  • Petroupoli
  • Ilion
  • Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero
South
  • Glyfada
  • Elliniko-Argyroupoli
  • Alimos
  • Agios Dimitrios
  • Nea Smyrni
  • Palaio Faliro
  • Kallithea
  • Moschato-Tavros
Athens Metropolitan Area…

Company / LineSea RegionService Areas
SochiBlack SeaRussia, Georgia
Rosmorport / Yuzh-Flot LtdBlack SeaRussia
RG Line Baltic SeaOperates between Umeå/Sweden and Vaasa/Finland
Paradise Cruise & FerryBlack SeaRussia – Georgia – Turkey – Ukraine
Oz Star DenizcilikBlack SeaRussia – Turkey
Kerch Ferry Passage State ShippingBlack SeaRussia
Horgen – Meilen FerryLake ZürichZürich, Switzerland
Blue Line FerriesAdriatic SeaCroatia
Albanian FerriesMediterranean SeaItaly- Albania
Akgünler Shipping Mediterranean SeaNorthern Cyprus / Turkey / Lebanon
Aegeon PelagosAegean SeaGreece
Zegluga GdanskaBaltic SeaService from Poland to Sweden & Russia
WightLinkEnglish ChannelEngland – Isle of Wight
Western FerriesFirth of ClydeScotland
Viking LineBaltic SeaService between Sweden and Finland and Tallinn.
Unity LineBaltic SeaService between Poland (Świnoujście) to Sweden (Trelleborg & Ystad)
UKR FerryBlack SeaUkraine – Turkey – Georgia
TT LineBaltic SeaOperates between Travemünde and Rostock in Germany and Trelleborg in Sweden.
TrasmediterráneaMediterranean SeaSpain (Balearic & Canary Islands) Algeria / Tunisia / Morocco
Traghettifacile.itTyrrhenian SeaItaly – Sardinia – Sicily
ToremarLigurian SeaItaly – Tuscan archipelago
The Majestic LineScottish CoastScottish Hebrides
Thames ClippersThames RiverLondon
TESONorth SeaNetherlands
Stena Line Baltic / North / Irish SeaService in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland & Sweden.
Steam Packet Company EnglandIrish SeaIsle of Man – Northern Ireland/Ireland
Isle of Man Steam Packet Co.Irish SeaIsle of Man – Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Heysham
StrandfaraskipAtlantic OceanFaroe Islands
SNAVTyrrhenian & Adriatic SeaItaly – Croatia
Red FunnelEnglish ChannelEngland / Isle of Wight
TS LaevadBaltic SeaEstonia
Northlink FerriesNorth SeaScotland, Orkney & Shetland Islands
Naviera ArmasAtlanticCanary Islands, Spain, Morocco
NavibulgarBlack SeaBulgaria – Ukraine – Georgia
MolslinjenThe KattegatDenmark
MobyMediterranean SeaItaly, France, Corsica, Sardinia
Minoan LinesAegean & Adriatic SeasGreece – Italy
Mersey FerriesMersey RiverEngland
MaregiglioLigurian SeaTuscan Isles
Levante FerriesIonian SeaGreece
La MéridionaleMediterranean SeaFrance – Corsica – Morocco
JadrolinijaAdriatic SeaCroatia – Italy
Inter ShippingMediterranean SeaSpain – Morocco
idoSea of MarmaraTurkey
HurtigrutenNorth Sea / Norwegian FjordsBergen to various Norway ports and fjords
Hellenic SeawaysAegean Sea – Greece
G & V LineAdriatic SeaCroatia
Grimaldi LinesMediterranean SeaItaly – Spain – Greece – Tunisia
Gosport Ferry LtdEnglish ChannelGosport to Portsmouth
GNVMediterranean SeaItaly – Spain – Morocco – Tunisia – Albania
Fred.Olsen ExpressAtlantic Canary Islands
ForSea FerriesBaltic SeaSweden – Denmark
Fjordline.comNorth & Baltic SeasNorway – Denmark – Sweden
Fjord1North Sea & Norwegian FjordsNorway
FinnlinesBaltic SeaServes most countries to Baltic Ports
FinnlinesBaltic SeaFinland – Sweden – Germany – Denmark – Poland
FastFerry BulgariaBlack SeaBurgas- Nessebar – Varna
Erturk LinesAegean SeaTurkey – Greece
Eckerö LineBaltic SeaFinland – Estland – Sweden – (Åland Islands)
DFDS Ferry CrossingsEnglish ChannelFrance / UK
Destination GotlandBaltic SeaGotland Island – Sweden
CTN Tunis FerriesMediterranean SeaTunis – Spain – France – Italy
Corsica FerriesMediterranean SeaCorsica – Sardinia – France – Italy – Balearic – Elba
Color LineBaltic / North SeaNorway / Denmark / Sweden / Germany
Caledonian MacBrayneIrish SeaScotland – Firth of Clyde, Outer Hebrides, Inner Hebrides
Brownsea Island FerriesEnglish ChannelEngland – Isle of Wight
Bristol Ferry BoatsBristol HarborBristol Harbor, UK
Bornholmer FaergenBaltic / North SeaGermany, Sweden, mainland Denmark and Bornholm/Rønne
Bodrum Express LinesAegean SeaTurkey – Greece
Argyll – ButeScottish West CoastScottish Isles
ANES Aegean SeaGreece
AnekAegean SeaGreece
AlilauroNaples BayNaples
algerie ferriesMediterranean SeaItaly, Algeria, France, Spain
ÅlandstrafikenBaltic SeaFinland to Åland
Aegean Flying DolphinsAegean SeaGreece
Adria FerriesAdriatic SeaItaly- Albania
Dodekanisos SeawaysAegean SeaGreece – Turkey
TransRussiaExpressBaltic SeaGermany, Russia
Baltic Scandinavian LinesBaltic SeaEstonia – Sweden
WaxholmsbolagetSwedish coastStockholm archipelago
Kihnu VeetedBaltic SeaEstonia
TTSLTagus RiverLisbon, Portugal
Trans-EximBaltic / Black SeaGermany, Russia
Woolwich FerryThames RiverWoolwich – North Woolwich London
St Peter LineBaltic SeaHelsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia
CaremarTyrrhenian SeaNaples Coast locations
Sea LinesBlack SeaRomania – Turkey
Pentland FerriesNorth SeaScotland / Orkney Islands
NTS ASANorwegian CoastNamdalen, Norway
Kolobrzeska Zegluga PasazerskaBaltic SeaService to Kołobrzeg (Poland) – Bornholm/Nexo.
Ionian CruisesIonian SeaGreece – Albania
Hansa DestinationsBaltic SeaSweden – Germany
European SeawaysIonian SeaItaly – Greece
tirreaniaMediterranean SeaSardinia – Sicily – Tunisia
Tallink / Silja LineBaltic SeaFinland – Estonia – Sweden
Smyril LineBaltic , North & AtlanticDenmark to Scandinavia, Iceland and the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic
Bura LineAdriatic SeaCroatia
Birka CruisesBaltic SeaNon-car ferry service between Stockholm and Mariehamn(Åland)
Aegean Speed LinesAegean SeaGreece
Adriatic LinesAdriatic SeaVenice, Slovenia, Croatia
WasalineBaltic SeaSweden , Finland
VenezialinesAdriatic SeaVenice and Croatian ports on the Adriatic
Ulusoy SealinesBlack SeaTurkey – Russia – Ukraine
TrasmapiMediterranean SeaBalearic Islands Spain
Tallink SiljaBaltic SeaService between Sweden, Finland and Baltic states
ScandlinesBaltic SeaServes Denmark, Germany, Latvia & Sweden
PolferrisBaltic Sea Świnoujście – Copenhagen, Świnoujście – Ystad, Gdańsk – Nynäshamn/Stockholm.
P & O FerriesIrish Sea / AtlanticEngland – France/Belgium/Netherlands – Irish Sea
Orkney FerriesNorth SeaScotland / Orkney Islands
Norfolk LineIrish Sea / English ChannelDover to Dunkirk, Liverpool to Dublin, Liverpool to Belfast (operated by DFDS Seaways)
Manche îles-ExpressEnglish ChannelService to the Channel Islands from France
LD LinesAtlantic / Irish SeaSpain, France, Ireland & UK
Irish FerriesIrish Sea / AtlanticIrish Ferries Holyhead-Dublin, Pembroke-Rosslare, Rosslare-Roscoff , France
FRS IberiaMediterranean SeaTangiers – Italy, France, Gibraltar, Spain
Fjordline ferriesBaltic / North SeaService between Denmark & Norway
BaleariaMediterranean SeaSpain, Balearic Islands, Gibraltar to Tangiers Africa
DFDS SeawaysBaltic / North Sea / AtlanticDenmark / Norway / Estonia / Lithuania / England / Scotland / France / Belgium / Netherlands
Condor FerriesEnglish ChannelService in the Channel Islands Jersey, Guernsey from France and England
Brittany FerriesAtlanticUK (Poole /Plymouth /Portsmouth) to France (Normandy /Brittany) Spain (Bilbao /Santander)
Superfast FerriesMediterranean SeaServices between Greece & Italy , Aegean Isles
Blue Star FerriesMediterranean SeaServices between Greece & Italy, Turkey
Agoudimos LinesAegean Seato Aegean Islands from Greece
Adler-Schiffe GmbH & Co. KG Baltic / North SeaGermany, Poland, N. Frisian Islands, Rügen
Ventouris FerriesAdriatic SeaBari, Italy – Durres, Albania
SiremarTyrrhenian SeaNaples – Sicily
Meis ExpressMediterranean SeaGreece – Meis Island
Sea JetsAegean SeaGreece
Saronic FerriesAegean SeaGreece
Sea Dream Yacht ClubMediterranean SeaFrance – Italy – Spain
Turkish SealinesAegean SeaTurkey
TuryolSea of MarmaraIstanbul, Turkey
TP LineAdriatic SeaCroatia
Virtu FerriesMediterranean SeaMalta – Sicily
Yesil Marmaris LinesAegean SeaGreece – Turkey
Zante FerriesAegean SeaGreece
Golden Star FerriesAegean SeaGreece
SeaSpeed ferriesAegean SeaGreece
Fast FerriesAegean SeaGreece
Corsica LineaMediterranean SeaCorsica – France

Day Trips from Athens…
  • Aegina
  • Arachova
  • Cape Sounion
  • Corinth
  • Delphi 🏛
  • Epidaurus 🏛
  • Hydra
  • Isthmus canal
  • Marathon
  • Meteora 🏛
  • Mycenae 🏛
  • Nafplio
  • Olypmpia 🏛
  • Poros
  • Thermopylae

Transportation in Athens…

✈️ Airports

Currently only one major airport serves Athens. Opened in 2001 for the Olympics it replaced the old Hellenikon airport.
ATH – Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport – Located 27 km from the city center in the suburb of Spáta. Transportation choices into the city are Metro, Suburban Train, Express Bus or Local Bus.

🚊 Public Transportation

Suburban Train: OSE (Proastiakos Athens – suburban railway) (route map)
#P1 Line, Piraeus ↔︎ Athens ↔︎ Airport
#P2 Line, Piraeus ↔︎ Athens ↔︎ Kiato
#P3 Line, Athens ↔︎ Oinoi ↔︎ Chalcis
#P4 Line, Ano Liosia ↔︎ Koropi ↔︎Airport
#P5 Line, Aigio ↔︎ Kiato ↔︎ Athens /↔︎Airport

Light Rail / Tram: Stasy Rail (Athens Tram)(route map)

#T1 Blue Line, SEF ↔︎ Asklipieio Voulas
#T2 Red Line, Syntagma ↔︎ SEF
#T3 Green Line, Syntagma ↔︎ Asklipieio Voulas

Metro / SubwayOASA (Athens Metro)(route map)(live digital map)
#M1 (Γ1) Green line, Piraeus station ↔︎ Kifissia station
#M2 (Γ2) Red line, Anthoupoli station ↔︎ Elliniko station
#M3 (Γ3) Blue line, Nikaia station ↔︎ Athens Eleftherios Airport

City BusOASA
322 lines

Transit Cards / PassesStasy