Athens Required information


The currency used in Athens is the Euro. Athens is the capital of Greece. If you are traveling to Athens, you will need to exchange your currency for the Greek Euro. You may exchange your money for the Euroat most Athens banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus.

Power outlets

In Greece the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Greece, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

Train travel

You can reach Greece from London either by train to Italy then a cruise ferry to Greece, or by train all the way to Athens across eastern Europe via Munich, Vienna & Budapest.

Air Travel

It is usually the quickest way to whisk you from wherever you are into one of Greece’s four main international airports, which serve Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport), Crete (Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport), the island of Rhodes (Diagoras Airport) and Thessaloniki (Makedonia International Airport). Other airports around the country are mostly used for charter flights from within Europe.

Public transport

The Athens public transportation network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams. With a 1,40€ ticket you can move around using one or more means of transport within 90 minutes.

Alternative transport

Taking an Uber in Greece. … International ride-sharing (or ride-hailing) companyuber offers three versions of its service in Greece’s largest city of Athens. You can either ride with a driver in his or her own vehicle using the Uber X service ​or have a more taxi-like experience using UberTAXI


Passengers are allowed to take all their medications (including liquids, pills, and other supplies) on the plane, but they must be screened and checked at a security checkpoint. If you’re taking medications that aren’t essential for you to take during your flight, you can check them in your luggage or mail them to your destination ahead of time

Visa and Entry

You can apply for a Greek Schengen visa 90 days before your planned trip. Usually the visa application process takes a minimum of 5 working days, therefore you are advised to apply 3 weeks in advance of your planned trip

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