Athens is easily accessible by air, sea, and road. Once there, the public transportation system provides a safe, dependable and efficient way to move around the city. The public transportation network consists of underground (metro), train, suburban railways, buses, trolley buses and trams. Athens is also connected with other parts of the mainland through a network of roads and railways. Timetables and other information are available here.

Visitors arriving by air will arrive to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (IATA code: ATH).


Visa requirements

Citizens of EU

EU Citizens do not need a visa to travel to Greece. In most cases a personal ID card will suffice to enter the country.

Non-EU Citizens

Greece is a member of the European Union and for most nationalities no visa is required.

Citizens of some countries need an entry visa for Greece.

If you need a visa, make sure to apply for one well in advance. To check current visa requirements or find the nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate see the information provided by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.