FLIGHTS TO ATHENS FROM MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CITIES
The main standard gauge railway network of Greece currently provides links between Athens and:
♦ Northern Greece and thus with the rest of Europe through former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria
♦ The port of Patras and hence with Italy and Western Europe.
♦ The Middle East, via the port of Volos.
This network has been included in the main European high-speed train network and is rapidly being renovated.
The country boasts a particularly extensive coastal transportation network serving all Greek islands, the majority of coastal destinations in mainland Greece and certain international ports. The Greek fleet, consisting of all types of vessels (passengers ships, ferry boats, hydrofoils, etc) operating on domestic and international routes, has undergone major refurbishment, thus ensuring travellers speedy, reliable and enjoyable travel.
Athens can be reached by road via former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey. Greece 's road network covers 117,000 kilometres in total (mainland and islands).
The main road axes are listed below, followed by the European road number in brackets are:
Athens- Thessaloniki (E 75), Athens- Corinth (E 94), Corinth- Patras (E 65), Corinth-Tripoli- Kalamata (E 65 ), Patras-Pyrgos-Olympia (E 55), Thessaloniki-Kavala- Alexandroupoli (E 90), Igoumenitsa-Alexandroupoli (Egnatia Odos Motorway), Chania-Agios Nikolaos ( Crete E 75)
Currency and credit cards: The National Currency of Greece is EURO. Foreign currency can be changed at any bank, exchange office, airport, or even at many of the hotels and travel agencies. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.
Metric System: Greece uses the metric system of weights and measures. Temperatures are
given in degrees Celsius; distances and speed limits are indicated in kilometres, lengths and sizes in centimetres and weights in grams and kilograms.
Electricity: The voltage in Greece is 220 volts. Round European style, two-pin, plugs are
used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120V need a voltage converter and
a plug adapter for two-prong, round-prong plugs with side grounding contacts.