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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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Athens open on Sunday?

Official hours are available from the Ministry of Culture website, and all the locations I checked meshed with hours posted on independent websites. The major monuments, museums, and archeological ...
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Clearest water beach close to Athens (Greece)

The island of Euboea (Greek: Εύβοια, Evvia) driving-distance from Athens. Indeed, its main town Chalcis (or Chalkida) (Greek: Χαλκίδα, Halkida) is approximately 1 hour away from Athens, according to ...
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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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How long can I expect the connection to be in Athens International Airport

I am not certain of what you mean by the expectable connection time: are you asking about the recommended minimum connection time so that you do not miss your second flight, or how long yours will be ...
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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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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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Time between flights at Athens Airport

Is the time sufficient to board the Olympic Air. If the flight is not late, for sure. ATH is not big, you will be at check in by 17:00-17:30 and your check in closes 30 minutes before the flight (...
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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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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

There should not be any systematic control at the airport for flights between Paris and Athens. This means that your passport won't be stamped and you will probably not even see any border guard on ...
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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 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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Barbecuing in a public park in Athens

Going out on a limb here, I would say that open-fires, and therefore barbecues, are not allowed in public parks in Athens, or anywhere else in Greece for that matter. This statement is based on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Clearest water beach close to Athens (Greece)

Angistri island is 55 mins away from the port of Piraeus with a flying dolphin. For timetables and prices, see here. I have no personal experience to be honest, but browsing on flickr photos it looks ...
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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

If you have valid Schengen visa issued by one of the Schengen countries, you can visit any countries which signed Schengen agreement during your visa valid dates. For example, you can get Finnish visa ...
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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

Going surface travel via ferry to Italy and land travel from there, like train, will keep you within the Schengen zone, as will flying. You are not likely to see border officials although they can ...
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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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