Transfers to Athens airport-Lavrion & Rafina ports !!
Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” commonly initialized as “AIA”, began operation on 28 March 2001 and is the primary international airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. It is Greece’s busiest airport and it serves as the hub and main base of Aegean Airlines as well as other Greek airlines. The airport is currently in Group 2 of Airports Council International (10-25 million) and as of 2016, Athens International is the 28th busiest airport in Europe.
“AIA” is located between the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata and Loutsa, about 20 km (12 mi) to the east of central Athens (30 km (19 mi) by road, due to intervening hills).
The Port of Piraeus, as the largest Greek seaport, is one of the largest seaports in Europe and the world, located in the Mediterranean Sea basin.The Port of Piraeus served as the port of Athens since the ancient times.
Today, the Port of Piraeus is a major employer in the region, with more than 2,500 employees who provide services to more than 40,000 ships and 20.000.000 passengers every year. According to Lloyd’s list for top 100 container ports in 2015 Piraeus ranked 8th in Europe and 3rd the Mediterranean sea.
Laurium or Lavrio is a small town in the southeastern part of Attica, about 60 km SE of Athens, rich in cultural heritage from ancient to modern Greece.The port of Lavrion is changing faster than any town in Greece, opening tavernas, cafes and becoming an important ferry boat hub for the Cyclades Islands and home port for several cruise ships and sailboats. Sailing Clubs hosted on port, have made Lavrion known throughout the world while organizing sailing competitions of international level in order to promote water sports. It is an excellent starting point for sailing routes as the first island is just one hour away.
Rafina lies on the Aegean Sea coast, east of the Penteli mountains and northeast of the Mesogaia plain. It is 5 km (3 mi) north of Artemida, 7 km (4 mi) south of Nea Makri and 25 km (16 mi) east of Athens city centre. Rafina is a port town serving ferries to the southern part of Euboea as well as most of the Cyclades. Its port is the second largest of Attica, after that of Piraeus, but it will probably be superseded by the one in Lavrio, which is currently being expanded.