Survival guide for our friends visiting Athens for our event. Here you will find information about the closest transport links to the hot spots of the event!
Nearest bus stop: “Diast. Kavouriou”, bus stopping: 122
Nearest tram / metro: Not available
To get to the chapel:
- Taxi is recommended. The chapel is not very central and a bus ride will take long. Taxi fares in Athens are very reasonable.
- From central Athens, take metro line 2 (red) towards Helliniko (last stop) and get off at the last stop (Helliniko). From the bus stop right outside the metro station you can take Bus 122 towards Saronida. Get off the bus at “Diast. Kavouriou”. it’s a 5-6 minute walk to the chapel.
- From the seaside Hotels we recommended, take tram towards “Asklipeio Voulas” and get off at the last stop (Asklipeio Voulas). From the bus stop right outside the tram stop, you can take Bus 122 towards Saronida. Get off the bus at “Diast. Kavouriou”. it’s a 5-6 minute walk to the chapel. You can see the walk on the map on the right.
Nearest tram stop: “Zephyros”
Nearest bus stop: “5th Kalamakiou”
To get from the chapel to the venue:
- The recommended method is – get a lift with one of the other guests!
- Taxi is the second option. The ride will take approx. 15mins.
- If you are coming from elsewhere, the tram is the easiest public transport to get you there.
To and from central Athens
If you are staying seaside in one of the hotels we recommended (or any other nearby), you will probably be within reach of the tram network – this is the easiest way to get to the city centre.
To get to Syntagma square, which is the heart of Athens, take the tram towards “Syntagma” and get off at the last stop which is in front of the parliament.
Syntagma square is very close to the old town (Plaka), the traditional flea market (Monastiraki), as well as, of course, the Acropolis. There is a metro station that is closer to the Acropolis (and is called, of course, “Acropolis”). This metro station is next to the Acropolis Museum, which is something you should be your #2 place to visit (guess what is #1).
For more information about sights, places to visit and things to do, we will have a blog post very soon!
To and from the port of Piraeus
The port of Piraeus is the place from where most ships to the famous Greek islands will leave from. It is located at the south-west part of the city and is well connected with public transport. The easiest way to reach the port is with metro line 1 (green) towards Piraeus. The last station is by the port.
If you are staying seaside in one of the hotels we recommended (or any other nearby) it is very likely you will have a tram stop nearby. You can take the tram towards “SEF” and get off at the last stop (“SEF”). From there you can walk over the bridge to the “Faliro” metro station and get onto metro line 1 (green) towards Piraeus, which is only 1 stop away (don’t walk it though, it’s too far away).
Map of Athens metro and tram
The following map shows all metro and tram routes – click for full size.
Interactive map of the rail network in Athens, including tram, is available here.