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Athens combined ticket and booking time slots

I want to buy a combined ticket for Athens main sightseeings. The ticket is valid for five days and includes access to 7 places including Acropolis, Roman Agora, etc. During the booking process, the ...
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Airport transit visa in Greece required? [duplicate]

Egyptian passport holder, with settled status in UK, traveling UK-Cairo, with a 2-hour layover in Athens. Considering the flight is from a non-Schengen state to a non-Schengen state, is a transit visa ...
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Layover in Athens for 2 hours

I'm traveling to the UK from Saudi Arabia. I want to book Aegean Airlines but it has a 2:25-hoursl layover in Athens. So I’m wondering whether I require a transit visa. I’m holding a Philippines ...
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Is tap water in Athens safe to drink?

Tripadvisor says that is okay to drink. The EU Parliament letter reported the absence of asbestos pipes in Greece. I wonder does Athens have similar to Tallinn initiative of eco-friendly catering ...
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Is it still possible to go jogging around the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens?

The Panathenaic Stadium website suggests that it is possible to run in the stadium between 7.30 and 9 am, but the site is old (2011) and the form that must be filled in (linked to from the web page) ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

We will be flying from JFK to Athens (ATH) with a connection in Rome (FCO). Do we go through immigration in FCO or at ATH? It is one reservation on ITA Airways (e.g. Alitalia). We will only have carry-...
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Why is this park in Athens hidden from view in Google (but not Bing)?

I noticed a purposely blurred area in Athens in Google Maps: It seems that this is a normal botanical park, I could not find anything sensitive there (which is the typical reason for such blurring). ...
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What is an easy alternative to flying to Athens from London?

Will be traveling to Athens to meet a cruiseship this December so long as Covid allows, though i do not want to fly, so i looked in to alternative means of getting there and i could get a train to ...
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Where to buy Sobranie cigarettes in Athens, Greece [closed]

I tried searching for Sobranie cigarettes in Athens, I searched the whole city center but nobody even knows what it is. Also tried looking it up on googles 'near me' function, but to no avail. Does ...
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Things to do during a five-hour layover in Athens, Greece?

I'm going to be in the Athens airport for five and a half hours. I know the city is quite a distance away. Is there anything of interest nearby that I could do to alleviate the boredom?
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Athens Museums & Monuments Combined Ticket Online Purchase

I am planning to buy the combined ticket from this official Greek website, but on the last screen I get the following text; New: Skip the ticket office line! If you accompany free admission ...
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Late Landing at Athens and M3 Airport Line

I will be landing at Athens Airport on a Friday evening around 23:00, and from this page, I see that the last train from airport is from 23:30. Are there no later trains on Fridays & Saturdays ...
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Time between flights at Athens Airport

We have our flight on Emirates 210 arriving at Athens at 16:05 and then have a flight on Olympic Air (operated by Aegean Air) at 19:10. Is the time sufficient to board the Olympic Air. I have two ...
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Train from Athens to Thessaloniki: do I need an advance ticket?

I've traveled by rail in Europe before, but mostly in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy. Next month I'll be in Greece, and I have air tickets into Athens and out of Thessaloniki, with ...
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Arriving at Athens Airport an evening prior to our Visa start date

So we're a married Indian couple on our honeymoon trip to Greece. Our original flight from Mumbai to Athens (via Muscat) on Oman Air was scheduled for July 10, 2019 and arriving at Athens at 1950 ...
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What is this statue in Ancient Agora of Athens?

Maybe a God? I think the statue was located at the entrance of the ancient market, but that's an old photograph, so I don't really remember..
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How are customs seperated in Athens meaning intra and extra schengen [closed]

When arriving from Terminal B which is for all Schengen flights where are you directed to. I don't think the EU Customs Agreement has nothing to do with this. EDIT: What I meant is how are they ...
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Athens during March - are attractions open? [closed]

We will be travelling to Athens in March and I just wanted to check if the attractions will still be open as it will be the off season, and if so what days?
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Traveling around Schengen Area with a single entry Iceland Visa

I'm going to Iceland with a single entry "Schengen States" Visa. On my way back to Egypt I'll pass by Frankfurt and Athens with flights. Will I face any problems regarding entering the other countries?...
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What is this indication

Today on Green Line of Athens Metro at Kiffisia Station I noticed this in Vehicle Indication: And I was wandering what the D8L19A means. It is shown when the rail starts a new route on the Green line ...
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Does one need a transit visa for Athens? [duplicate]

A friend of mine is traveling from Iran to Vienna, he has got a Visa for 6 months. We were able to find flights as cheap as $130.15 with Aegean Airlines. ( We have never heard of such an airline ...
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What statue is this in Athens near the Acropolis?

Does anyone know who this statue is of? https://goo.gl/maps/29giAzrQHrm I passed it at night and didn't get a good chance to read it carefully, but I thought I saw something on it about Bolivia or ...
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Clearest water beach close to Athens (Greece)

What are the most convenient beaches near Athens (Greece) that are 2 hours or less to get to? All I care about is the water being clear. I.e. if I am ending a Europe trip and have 3 days to blow. Is ...
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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

We just got our visa for Greece and we are thinking that if it is Schengen visa we should also travel to Paris. Will the same visa will work? Will there be a problem using the same visa? We are ...
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How long can I expect the connection to be in Athens International Airport

I am currently planning a trip to Greece. I am flying to Athens International Airport but I'd like to go to Santorini. I already have the tickets to Athens but before booking tickets from Athens to ...
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Barbecuing in a public park in Athens

I will be visiting Athens with my family and I was thinking it would be nice to make a barbeque rather than eating out in a restaurant as we will do every night otherwise. Does anyone know if it's OK ...
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Athens open on Sunday?

I'm going to have a free day in Athens between two trips -- I should arrive there some time Saturday, and then leave on Sunday afternoon. However, I've been warned that many tourist attractions such ...
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Arriving very late at hotels in Athens

This September, I will be flying into Athens at 10:45 PM. I'll be leaving to Santorini, then arriving back towards the end of the week via Piraeus at 11:45 PM. Will arriving that late in town pose ...
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Travelling from Athens to Araxos Airport (Patras)

I have a flight from the Araxos Airport at 14:30 on a Monday. What is the best way to reach there from Athens? And how long does it take? Sources on the internet say that we should take a train from ...
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From Athens to Tel Aviv by boat?

I'm trying to find a way by boat from Athens to Tel Aviv and back. I understand air travel would be cheaper and easier - but I wish to do it more for the experience.
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What are the bus (coach) connections from Thessaloniki, Greece to Tbilisi, Georgia?

Well I'm worried the bad weather has set in and I have to switch from hitchhiking to public transport. I know there are buses from Istanbul to Tbilisi but I wonder if there might even be a direct bus ...
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What might be the cheapest ferry connection from near Athens to anywhere in Turkey?

Soon I'm heading from Albania to Turkey to Georgia. The obvious way is to go through Thessaloniki which is a great city and I'd like to go back. But I'm considering an alternative plan of going via ...
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How can I find train departure information for Athens - Istanbul?

OK, only just now did I see this notice: TRAIN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AS FROM 13 FEBRUARY 2011 Greece is in a dire economic state, and massive rail cuts are being implemented. All ...
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How can I book deck ferry tickets from Piraeus, Athens to Naxos?

A group of friends is travelling to Greece soon and wants to take a ferry from Piraeus, Athens to the island of Naxos. They've tried to book tickets through http://greeceferries.com/ (which uses ...
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Is it safe to travel in Greece during the riots about government spending cuts?

I am travelling to Athens, Greece, shortly, and have seen reports of recent unrest. Should I be worried? Should I cancel my trip? Update It's fine, taxis are currently on strike, but Syntagma Sqaure ...
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