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Old 02-09-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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So I am hunting for info on public transportation from the Athens airport into the city. Preferably the Plaka district, but get me close and I am happy. We will be staying in Excharian Square area. We are in transit through Athens and only have a day and a half. Trying to use our time wisely. I hate wasting money on cabs, but know nothing of buses or trains/metro in Athens. Any suggestions or first hand knowledge would be sweeeet.
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you had to purchase the bus tickets at the kiosks insted of at the bus. But that's as much as I can remember.

If you wanna take a taxi people there pretty much just yell out "TAXI!" and the taxi stops (instead of sticking your arm out).

That's my 2 cents.
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There is a bus that runs between the airport and the city centre (Syntagma Square), from where you can get the metro to whever your want to go. I forget the bus number, but it's pretty regular.
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Perfect, once you told me syntagma sq. I was able to find that Line E95 connects from the airport and line E94 connects to the airport from syntagma sq. with a couple stops along the way.
Thanks ajb We are staying in Athens just for 1 1/2 days, so I haven't done my research here yet. Shame we won't have more time, but thats how the connections are going. Thinking we are just going to spend the day at the acropolis and checking out the Plaka. Any other suggestions. I feel I have to atleast go and see the Acropolis.
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Hey Marc,

Athens is walkable. I wouldn't trust the cabs at all from what a local said.

I liked The Roman Forum. It was thrilling to stand there and look at the view. There's not a lot left, but there's information about the buildings that stood there. The museum of History is great I've heard.

Try the espresso shakes they're very good.
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Have a look at my travel photos from Athens (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ravels/Greece/) and see if anything takes your fancy.
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^^^^^ Thanks for the pics. Great!!!
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ajb3000, those cows were here in Buenos Aires as well!!

LOL, i didnt know it was a global thing!
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What are cows?
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Big E, Look at the second page of the photos.

And yeah I've seen them in various forms in Oz also.
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BigE, last year there were a bunch of scattered painted cows all over Buenos Aires, and aparently everywhere else in the world.

Here's an example of one in Puerto Madero (downtown Buenos Aires)



It's called the Cow Parade. So far it's been done in: New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Dublin, Las Vegas, Praga, Barcelona, Mónaco, Bucarest, Bratislava, Ciudad del Cabo, Buenos Aires, San Pablo, México D. F., Firenze, Moscow and Wisconsin. (why Wisconsin I have no idea!!)
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I saw them in Bucharest as well, but have never seen any in London...
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Cow's on parade originated in Chicago in 2000.
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It's called the Cow Parade. So far it's been done in: New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Dublin, Las Vegas, Praga, Barcelona, Mónaco, Bucarest, Bratislava, Ciudad del Cabo, Buenos Aires, San Pablo, México D. F., Firenze, Moscow and Wisconsin. (why Wisconsin I have no idea!!)

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The cows have been to Portland, Oregon as well
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