Begin your trip to Greece by flying into Athens International Airport. Also known as Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, named for the distinguished Greek Statesman, it is the main airport serving the city of Athens and the region of Attica. Athens Airport is a major hub for Olympic Air, as well as Aegean Airlines. More than 16 million travelers pass through the airport per year, and it has become increasingly popular as a gateway to Asia and the Middle East. A cheap Athens car hire is the best practice for a comfortable tour around town.
Getting into the city from Athens Airport is easy. If you plan ahead and reserve a car hire from Athens Airport you can take the Attiki Odos toll highway to the center and northern Athens, Varis-Koropiou Avenue to western Athens, Laurio Avenue to the south, or Spata-Loutsa Avenue to the east. There are also taxis available by exit 3 of the arrivals level, a rail station immediately adjacent to the airport terminal, and six bus lines that connect directly to the Athens greater area and Piraeus.
Athens is packed with ancient monuments and works of art as well as a vast variety of Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman monuments. Landmarks of the Modern era are also present, dating back to 1830 when Greece was established as an independent state. For convenient travel around the city take an Athens Airport car hire, and don't worry about your ground transportation from arrival to departure.