Here are some links and information to help you plan your visit to Athens:

Passports and visas needed to enter Greece--information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Travel medical insurance--If your health insurance provider will not cover you outside your home country, we recommend you purchase travel medical insurance for your time in Greece. The travel insurance companies listed at this link may not cover citizens of all countries.

General information about Athens--a wealth of information from This is Athens (Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Safety and security--common-sense advice from This is Athens

Exploring Athens--suggestions from the Intercontinental hotel

What to do in Athens--itineraries for exploring Athens

Athens with a local--this Convention & Visitors Bureau program is the best way to get to know contemporary Athens, through the eyes of a true Athenian (free of charge, & offered on a first come first serve basis).

Airport Transfers

  • The trip from the Athens International Airport to the Intercontinental Hotel takes approximately 40 minutes. Taxis are available on a first-come, first-served basis located outside of Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. During high season the demand is high, so you may have to wait in line. If you would prefer to reserve a taxi to and from the airport (Taxiplon,) please email [email protected] and mention “scientific group ISA.” You'll need to include your flight details in the email. The group discounted rate for a one-way transfer anytime between 5 a.m. (0500) to Midnight (00:00) should be approximately 52€, with payment by cash or credit card due directly to the driver.

  • We recommend a taxi to and from the airport, however for more details on other available transportation located at the airport, click here

Public transportation from the airport to the Intercontinental Hotel

  • From the airport, you can take Metro Line 3 (blue line) and disembark at Syntagma metro station. From there, you can transfer to Metro Line 2 (red line) and disembark at Neos Kosmos station. The Intercontinental Hotel is approximately a 10-minute walk from Neos Kosmos station. For your convenience, Click here for the Athens metro map for your reference.

 UBER - You may also be able to take an Uber from the airport to the Intercontinental 


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