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What is an easy alternative to flying to Athens from London?

The Man in Seat 61 has a detailed exploration of train routes from London to Athens, some including ferries. Note that the state of basically all forms of transportation are in an indefinite state of ...
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What statue is this in Athens near the Acropolis?

It's a statue of General Yannis Makriyannis. The location is on the intersection of Dionysiou Areopagitou and Vyronos Streets. The inscription on the base of the statue mentions the General's name ...
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Arriving at Athens Airport an evening prior to our Visa start date

You are highly likely to be refused boarding given that your flight is scheduled to arrive before your visa start date. Your plan to loiter in the Immigration area of Athens airport for around 4 hours ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

Both Greece and Italy are part of the Schengen Area, this means that your FCO-ATH flight is an intra-Schengen flight, so you will go through immigration at your first point of entry, which is Rome (...
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Is it still possible to go jogging around the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens?

It is still possible, but apparently not that popular. You just turn up, pay the entrance fee for the stadium and museum (€10 in April 2023) and sign the form they give you (biro provided).
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Why is this park in Athens hidden from view in Google (but not Bing)?

This part of Athens includes the Presidential Mansion, the Prime Minister's Office and several embassies and other government buildings. For some reason the Greek government thought it is ...
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Airport transit visa in Greece required?

No, in this specific combination, if both flights are on the same ticket, you don't need one: Egypt is not on the list of countries whose citizens always need an airport transit visa for any Schengen ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

Is there transit side immigration or do we go through immigration with those staying in Italy? I've never been to FCO, but I can say that in some Schengen airports there are multiple immigration ...
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What is an easy alternative to flying to Athens from London?

There used to be Orient Express trains from London to Athens, but those stopped running... in 1962! There are at the moment very limited international train services between Greece and the rest of the ...
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Late Landing at Athens and M3 Airport Line

Got an answer from a native Athenian; Hey, I looked as well but didn't find any later trains from the airport. Its going to be close but if not, you can take the bus. Both are not dangerous, ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

I have never personally been through FCO, but based on experience from multiple trips to ATH from the US transiting through various places in Europe, the overall arrangement will be: Entry control (...
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Is tap water in Athens safe to drink?

It's technically safe to drink, specially in Athens. However, depending where you live it might have more chlorine (and chlorine taste) than you are used to. Which is just a taste problem, not a ...
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Why is this park in Athens hidden from view in Google (but not Bing)?

I have noticed before that Google maps blurs places on request from (local) governments where others do not blur. One explanation is that Google maps was earlier and the request for blurring was not ...
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What is this statue in Ancient Agora of Athens?

The general consensus online seems to be that it is a statue of a giant, used to decorate the facade/entrance of the Odeon of Agrippa:
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Athens during March - are attractions open?

As far as I recall (I lived in Athens about ten years ago), the museums, archaeological sites and so on are open all year round. Places will be closed at Christmas and for the Easter weekend but ...
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Train from Athens to Thessaloniki: do I need an advance ticket?

You can book from online but it is also possible to go to Stathmos Larisis in Athens (where all national and international rail services are), go to a kiosk, and buy a ticket there.
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Train from Athens to Thessaloniki: do I need an advance ticket?

From my experience it is better to book in advance. Tickets are not impossible to find on the day of the trip but people usually book in advance because the trains might be full. If you choose to book ...
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Athens combined ticket and booking time slots

This is what I ended up doing: Bought a 5-day ticket and went to Acropolis on the selected date/time. Went to other places on other days but no one asked about time slot at those places.
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Things to do during a five-hour layover in Athens, Greece?

There isn't much to do nearby the airport, in terms of tourist attractions, and given your short time frame, I would probably stay put. Rushing to the Acropolis is just not worth it, as the lines are ...
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How can I find train departure information for Athens - Istanbul?

You can go from Athens to Thessaloniki, and then to Sofia (http://www.trainose.gr/en/passenger-activity/international-services/international-railway-services/) and than to Halkali (Istanbul uptown, ...
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Traveling around Schengen Area with a single entry Iceland Visa

You have the right visa, so your paperwork is good. Any country or particular border agent may question you but your single-entry Schengen visa allows you to enter the Schengen area exactly once. ...
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Traveling around Schengen Area with a single entry Iceland Visa

In principle, a single-entry Schengen visa allows you to enter the Schengen area once and to cross as many internal Schengen borders as you like. There are towns where one can easily make several ...
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What is this indication

It is a diagnostic message that is of absolutely no use for travelers. That's all there is to it.
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How can I book deck ferry tickets from Piraeus, Athens to Naxos?

As far as I know, you can book ferry tickets on www.hostelbay.com as well. Check the ferries section. There is also an exclusive Greek Island Hopping pass on that site, I used it last summer and went ...
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