Every year, millions of visitors come to Athens. For the majority of them, the best way to arrive to Athens is by air, but there are, of course, alternative routes by car or ferry boats as well as train journeys through the Balkan peninsula.
The Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos is connected daily with over 70 cities around the world with the average flying time from European destinations being 2,5 hours (1,5 hour from the Middle East).
Located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of Athens, it is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a major highway constituting the Athens City Ring Road. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by the metro, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail.
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Athens can be reached by road via the Western Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey.
There are daily ferryboat connections from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, Venice and Trieste) to Patras, the second largest port of entry to Greece, approximately 220 km (135 miles) from Athens.
The main railway network of Greece currently provides links between Athens and Northern and Southern Greece and the rest of Europe through the Western Balkan countries and Bulgaria.