Tripps Travel Network Reviews Athens Greece. Traveling from the US to Athens, Greece.  Flying out of major city airports such as JFK or Atlanta, flights generally range from 12 to 16 hours total travel time, depending on layovers and the locations of the layovers, such as London or Paris.  The longest flight from the US to Athens is always the first leg, which is usually about 7 to 8 hours, again depending on where the layover is going to be. The most recommended airlines to use are British Airways and American Airlines. First tip:  Make sure to walk and stretch your legs during that first flight otherwise your ankles will become swollen and you don’t want to be uncomfortable when you arrive.  Security and Customs at the Athens Airport are extremely tight and disciplined.  The lines are long getting through Customs, but they move quickly and efficiently.  Once you have passed through Customs, the options for cabs, hotel.

Tripps Travel Network Reviews the most recommended airlines to use are British Airways and American Airlines. First tip:  Make sure to walk and stretch your legs during that first flight otherwise your ankles will become swollen and you don’t want to be uncomfortable when you arrive.  Security and Customs at the Athens Airport are extremely tight and disciplined.  The lines are long getting through Customs, but they move quickly and efficiently.  Once you have passed through Customs, the options for cabs, hotel shuttles, and rental cars are numerous.

It’s not highly suggested to rent a vehicle unless you plan on driving to other inland cities such as Ithaca or Thessaloniki.  All the major tourist attractions and sites are within walking distance of each other.  Not only that, but Athens has a Metro (much like Washington D.C.) and can take you anywhere in and around Athens and its surrounding locales.  For the novice traveler to Athens, the most common and best hotel location to stay is in Plaka.  This is the oldest residential area of Athens which boasts the best views of the Acropolis and is basically the center of the city.  Museums, shopping district, historical district, business district, and the entertainment district are all located there with the Metro and Train Stations very close by.  There are not enough hours in one day in order to fully grasp the immensity of all the activities that you have to choose from doing.  There are taverns, restaurants, and food stands literally on every corner of every street in Athens.  Don’t exhaust yourself trying to accomplish all the daytime activities in Athens.  Night time is when Athens really comes to life, with live entertainment and live music coming from just about every direction.  Welcome to Athens…. The birthplace of the modern Western Civilization.

There are not enough hours in one day acording to Tripps Travel Network, in order to fully grasp the immensity of all the activities that you have to choose from doing.  There are taverns, restaurants, and food stands literally on every corner of every street in Athens.  Don’t exhaust yourself trying to accomplish all the daytime activities in Athens.  Night time is when Athens really comes to life, with live entertainment and live music coming from just about every direction.  Welcome to Athens…. The birthplace of the modern Western Civilization.  Kallo Taxidi!!!

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