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Travelling in Greece

A wonderful trip!

The delightful country of Greece welcomes travellers all year round. From the moment the visitor reaches Greece he has many challenging options: he can tour the mainland or visit the islands, or even combine both. Wonderful landscapes, world heritage monuments, religious pilgrimages, vibrant traditional culture, intense social life, important cultural events and all kinds of sports activities are just some of Greece’s attractions.

Travel within the country is relaxed, safe and reasonably priced. The road network is extensive allowing one to visit many different corners of the country. Rail travel is particularly affordable and offers a comfortable journey. Flights both on the mainland as well as to islands are frequent. Ferries, the trademark of Greek summer, make regular trips. Even the smallest Greek island can be reached by ship. Besides, there is also a regular service between the islands. One can take a trip by combining various means of transport or indulge in the safety of organized travel. It is certain though that whichever way the traveller chooses to see Greece, he will be captivated by its beauty and diversity.

How to move around the country

Go to information on airports, ports, railway stations, bus stations, the road network as well as bicycle network in Greece.



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A tram ride along the coastal road – A thousand images

The tram is a way of crossing the city down to the southern coastal suburbs in the spirit of a traveller. Carefree and with the safety of fixed tracks, one can enjoy the route as it opens up before...
From the airport to Athens

Getting to/from the Athens International Airport and the city center, located about 20 km (12 miles) east can be achieved via: • Metro:  Take Metro Line 3 (Aghia Marina – Douk. Plakentias...
Travel within Athens

Athens Metro: In every station you can find train routes and timetable, website: Athens Tram: website: Suburban Railway: It connects Athens to "Eleftherios...

Transportation in Thessaloniki

The port of Thessaloniki is a natural outlet to the sea for the counties of the Balkan peninsula, as well as the ones of SE Europe. Its history is identical with the history of the city. It has a...

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