Spring and late autumn are ideal, as the summer heat can be brutal and hordes of people in transit to the cooler islands make it hard to get around. If you can stand the heat, the mid-August mass exodus of Athenians make it much easier to get around Athens . Winters in Athens are lively and give you a different experience. You can save money on accommodation and, besides, ithe off-season is quite a pleasant and lively time with few tourists.
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Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivaled perspective of Athens' mythical history, and is close to exclusive shopping areas, museums, and the business district.
Intercity trains to central and northern Greece depart from the central Larisis train station , located about 1km northwest of Plateia Omonias. For the Peloponnese, take the suburban rail to Kiato and change for other OSE services there.
Ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans bound for a bewildering array of islands depart from Athens' nearby port, Piraeus. For the latest departure information, pick up a weekly ferry schedule from the tourist office in central Athens.
The blue and white Suburban Buses operate every 15 minutes from 05:00-24:00. They are inexpensive, usually comfortable and relatively fast.
Athens' tram makes for a scenic coastal journey to Faliro and Voula, via Glyfada, but it is not the fastest means of transport. Regular services run from Syntagma to Faliro, Syntagma to Voula and Faliro to Voula.
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