When you visit a new place in the world, you may feel confused about the transportation system there. As most of us, you may want to find your way easily (if you don't enjoy getting lost in new places at all:). So I would like to write about the transportation system in Athens. If you are planning to visit Athens, this article will be useful for you. The transportation system in Athens has been modernized in the recent 15 years. Actually we can say that Olympic Games were effective in this improvement. Thanks to this development, Athens now has spacious streets and great transportation system including metro, tram, electric trolley buses and regular buses.
The working time of transportation in Athens is generally from 5 am to midnight and it operates every 15 minutes. But sometimes there are employee strikes in Greece. If you are unlucky and come to Athens on a strike day, you may not find any transport except Uber and taxi. But if you come to Athens just on a regular day, it will be so easy for you to get to anywhere in Athens such as Syntagma, Monastiraki, Thissio, Panepistimio, Piraeus and more. Plenty of visitors are most likely to use the metro and the trolleys. You can find Athens transportation map below.
Let's talk about the prices. There are still paper tickets in Athens. But probably in 2017 they will change the system. For the paper tickets there are some options. There is a ticket that costs 1.40 €. If you buy this ticket, you can use it for 90 minutes. But if you need longer, you can get 24-hour travel pass for 4 € or 5-day travel pass for 10 €. It is valid for all forms of public transport except for airport services. And the last option is 3-day tourist ticket. The price is 22 € that includes one round-trip airport ride.
P.S.: Children under 6 travel free and people under 18 and over 65 pay half-fare.