Cheap flights between the Canary Islands in Spain

Canaryfly is a low-cost regional airline company operating flights between the Canary Islands and, even though it started its activity less than a decade ago, we may say that today it is a well-established, trustworthy and convenient provider of travel services in the region.

If you are planning your holidays in the Canaries, why not make the most of your travelling time and visit more than one island? You can book seats either online or once there at their airport offices. When you search for your flight online, you are granted access to discounts and promotions and get the chance to fly between islands for really low fares with or without checked baggage.

Most flights are direct ones and can last from 30 to 45 minutes, however, when covering longer routes such as those starting in an island from the western province and its final destination being one of the eastern islands, the system will offer a combination of flights with a short layover halfway.

Canaryfly airlines flight routes between the Canary Islands

-From Gran Canaria, you can fly to Tenerife (Los Rodeos/Tenerife-North airport), Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma. UPDATE: Since October 2018, travellers can also fly from Gran Canaria to El Hierro with CanaryFly.

-Canaryfly also connects Tenerife-North airport with Gran Canaria, La Palma, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

-From La Palma, you can travel with them to Tenerife-North, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

-The routes covered from Lanzarote reach destinations like Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma.

-And finally, Canaryfly also operates flights departing from Fuerteventura towards La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Notice that distances between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are so short that travellers normally use ferry boats to take that trip, as is the case with those wanting to visit the minor islands of La Gomera and El Hierro, which can be easily accessed by sea from La Palma or Tenerife.

Our experience flying with Canaryfly

One of the main highlights of this regional budget airline is its punctuality when it comes to boarding as well as arriving on time at the final destination. I have been their passenger more than six times so far and, in my view, their handling of the whole process is just remarkable.

The in-flight experience is a relaxed, smooth one, with more than acceptable legroom and modest onboard service (which is understandable considering the average length of the journey). They used to serve complimentary coffee, biscuits and sweets, although I only got a glass of water in my last two flights with them. I also believe they make a difference by playing chill-out music during take-off and landing, plus lately they have included radio commercials by their sponsors, which enables the company to keep their fares low.

Have you decided to travel to the Canaries soon? Find hotels for your holidays in the Canary Islands.

The best located hotels in central Lisbon, Portugal

If you are planning your first trip to Portugal, we advise you to look for strategically situated accommodation in central Lisbon, in such a way that it will be easier and cheaper for you to explore its beautiful downtown. This post will help you find and book some of the best hotels in Lisbon for first-time visitors.

When visiting Lisboa, travellers get the chance to tick off some of Europe’s most instagrammable landmarks on anyone’s bucket list: St. George’s Castle, the Alfama neighbourhood, the Praça do Comercio, the Belem tower, the Monastery of St. Jerome, the Oriente railway station and the Vasco da Gama bridge. Accomplishing this sightseeing tour in just a couple of days is even possible if they stay in downtown Lisbon and get around by bus, underground or tram, as the city centre is really well connected to these points by the different transportation networks and Portuguese travel cards are quite inexpensive.

4-star hotel in Lisbon city centre: Lisboa Pessoa

Located in the heart of Lisbon and only 6 kilometres from Humberto Delgado International Airport, this establishment provides guests with free WiFi all throughout its premises, and comfortable rooms equipped with flat-screen TV that are cleaned daily and can accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups or families.

The Lisboa Pessoa hotel has an onsite bar, an indoor swimming-pool, parking spaces available, a wellness centre and complimentary services like left-luggage, safes and daily buffet breakfast. You may check nightly rates and availability here.

Accommodation in Lisboa: Turim Terreiro do Paço

This hotel is situated in Rua do Comercio, within short walking distance to the Commerce Square (Praça do Comercio) and the Lisbon Cathedral, an ideal spot to enjoy the views to the river and hop on a tram. Guests staying here may choose single, twin or double rooms with TV, free WiFi access and assorted breakfast included in the price.

The Turim Terreiro do Paço has its own bar and restaurant, although it must be said that it is surrounded by a varied range of typical restaurants and cafés, and provides other paid services such as dry-cleaning, ironing, laundry and airport transfers.

3-star hotel in Lisbon downtown: Lisbon Sao Bento

Another conveniently located hotel in Lisbon, near to some of the most important landmarks as well as to Lisboa underground stations and bus stops, is the Lisbon Sao Bento Hotel. Among the perks of booking a room here we would like to highlight the stunning city and river views and the gluten-free variations of their breakfast.

Fashion lovers prefer this area because of its proximity to the shopping avenue known as “Avenida da Liberdade”, and may book double rooms, twin ones or suites with WiFi, safety deposit box and private bathroom with amenities.

*If you travel to Portugal strictly for work and need a business hotel in Lisbon, see Hotels near Parque das Naçoes and Oriente Railway Station.

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Main international airport in Ecuador, flights and nearby hotels

Quito airport, officially known as Mariscal Sucre International airport (IATA code: UIO), is the primary gateway into Ecuador in South America for travelers arriving by air. It is located in Tababela, only 18 kilometers away from the city centre of the country’s capital (Quito), although transferring to the hotels in the downtown implies travelling a slightly longer distance in order to negotiate your way around mountainous areas. This is one of the reasons why passengers in transit who land in Mariscal Sucre to catch a connecting flight towards a domestic destination, to another country or to North American territory may prefer booking a hotel near Quito airport. Continue reading below to find more useful information about this Avianca and Latam airlines hub in Ecuador and make arrangements for your trip.

Flights to Quito airport in Ecuador

Regional airlines like Aeroregional and Equair operate regular scheduled flights to Quito from domestic airports like Guayaquil, Cuenca and San Cristobal. If you plan to fly to Mariscal Sucre from other cities in Latin America, you can do so with Latam, Aeromexico, Avianca, Conviasa or Copa, which operate routes from Mexico City, Lima, Panama, Caracas, San Salvador, Bogotá and San José in Costa Rica. Airlines operating flights from airports in North America include American Airlines (from Miami), Delta (Atlanta), JetBlue (Fort Lauderdale) and United (Houston International). It is also possible to book flights to Quito in Ecuador from European hubs like Amsterdam Schiphol airport with KLM and Alfonso Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport in Spain with either Iberia or Air Europa.

How many terminals are there in Mariscal Sucre airport?

Quito airport in Ecuador only has one terminal building for passengers, but it is divided into two distinct zones, normally referred to as the international terminal and the domestic terminal respectively. There is free WiFi available all throughout the facilities, and you can find self check-in kiosks, water bottle filling stations, duty free shops, stores, restaurants and two VIP lounges.

Transport options from Quito airport

Authorized taxi cabs await travelers outside the Arrivals Hall of Mariscal Sucre airport in Ecuador 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A taxi ride to Quito downtown takes about 40 minutes and costs $35 approximately. While public buses also departing from the airport are much cheaper, the journey by bus to the city center can take roughly 2 hours, plus one transfer is needed. Alternatively, you may rent a car to get around by yourself before leaving the facilities.

Hotels near Quito International airport (Mariscal Sucre) in Ecuador

Transit hotel in Quito airport

The Wyndham hotel in Mariscal Sucre International is conveniently situated within short walking distance of the terminal, yet it also offers shuttle services upon request. This transit accommodation features a spa, a terrace, hot tub & sauna, a bar, a restaurant and wireless internet throughout in the entire premises. Its air-conditioned guest rooms include flat-screen TV, coffee amenities, private bathroom with shower and, in the case of suites, a seating area as well. Many units are adapted for guests with reduced mobility, and all –without exception- are non-smoking zones. During your stay, you may enjoy a breakfast buffet with continental, vegan, vegetable, gluten-free and American options.

Holiday Inn hotel close to Quito airport

The Holiday Inn Quito airport lies 4,9 kilometers from the terminal and offers free pick up and drop off services to confirmed guests. Besides, among its amenities we count luggage storage, onsite restaurant, all-year-round outdoor pool, gym, bar, spa lounge, free WiFi and room service. Regardless of whether they choose to stay in a standard or family room or a suite, travelers are entitled to complimentary parking spaces, a continental/buffet breakfast and access to the business center. You may ask for accessible units as well as for those equipped with cooking appliances, microwave and minibar for extended stays.

Las Mercedes hotel near Quito airport

Located 6,8 km away from Mariscal Sucre airport and offering transfers to and from the terminals, Las Mercedes hotel can be considered a home away from home. All its accommodations feature satellite TV, free WiFi and private bathroom with shower. There are free parking spaces available and guests are invited to join organized bike and hiking tours. Rooms offered fall into the categories of double, twin, triple, quadruple and family ones, and they are cleaned and changed every day. You may order breakfast to be delivered to your room, or pay a nominal surcharge for extra services like ironing, laundry or massages.

Leonardo Express trains from Fiumicino airport to Rome city centre

As opposed to other transportation methods like commuting by car, taxi or bus, when it comes to travelling from Leonardo da Vinci International – Rome airport (FCO) in Italy to your accommodation in the city centre the Leonardo Express train services have proved to be the fastest and cheapest option. Furthermore, by choosing to travel by rail, arriving passengers as well as those departing from Fiumicino airport will avoid the typically congested traffic of Rome and will enjoy additional benefits during their stay in its terminals. Find all the details below.

Leonardo Express trains: tickets, destinations, departing times

Tickets. Before boarding an express train from Leonardo da Vinci International airport in Fiumicino to Rome you must have a valid ticket to travel, which can be either electronic or purchased at the railway station of the airport (stazione ferroviaria) located right opposite Terminal 1. If you have an e-ticket for the Leonardo Express downloaded onto your phone, you can board the train directly, otherwise head to the trenitalia kiosks at the train station concourse to get a printed ticket that you must validate before accessing the boarding area –just like you would do in the subway. One-way tickets to go from Fiumicino Rome airport to the centre cost 14 euros, and the self-service machines printing them accept both cash and cards.

Destinations. After a journey of only 31 minutes, the Leonardo Express trains leave passengers at Roma Termini Station, a central transportation hub in Rome from where you may also catch buses or taxi cabs to virtually anywhere in the city. Besides, you can also use it as a transfer point to other medium and long-distance destinations such as Milan, Venice, Naples or Florence. Should you need to plan ahead for your transfer, know that Leonardo Express services arrive at platforms 23 and 24.

Schedule. Departures take place every 15 minutes during the busiest periods of the day, and every 30 minutes in the off-peak periods. If you are commuting from Fiumicino airport to Rome, take into account that the first service running from the airport railway station departs at 06:23, and the last one leaves at 23:23. When your trip comes to an end and you need to travel from Rome to Leonardo da Vinci International, the first train from Roma Termini departs at 05:35, and the last one at 22:35.

Baggage allowance on Leonardo Express trains

There are no luggage restrictions for passengers using the Leonardo Express service from Fiumicino airport to Rome city or the reverse journey, and you will be able to store it safely for the length of the journey.

Advantages of being a Leonardo Express passenger

While passing through Leonardo da Vinci International, you will be granted a series of privileges just by showing your train ticket, namely cheaper access to airport lounges and to the fast lane to security in Rome airport. Likewise, travellers commuting from the city will also find a VIP lounge at Termini station that they can use at a discounted price during the wait before boarding the train.

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Where to stay in Costa del Sol: all-inclusive and beach hotels in Spain

What is your preferred kind of holiday? While many love sunbathing for hours and taking long strolls along the seashore, others indulge in the pleasure of spending the days at an all-inclusive holiday resort, and there are also those who love roaming unknown streets of old towns looking for something unexpected in a local shop or startling new tastes in traditional restaurants. Travellers leading a more refined lifestyle often look for luxury shopping and the finest dining experiences. Well, sunny Costa del Sol in Spain gathers all of the above. This region, which stretches along the coast of the Málaga province in Andalusia, seems like the perfect destination if you seek a combination of sea and activity. Popular holiday areas like Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Marbella, Estepona, Casares and Nerja never sleep, yet still offer the quietness and relaxed atmosphere you need for a much anticipated rejuvenating retreat. See our recommended hotels in Costa del Sol below.

All-inclusive hotel in Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

The Marconfort Beach Club hotel is a 4-star all-inclusive resort that stands only 4,2 kilometres away from Málaga airport, and a short walk separates it from the sand of Playamar beach. In such a privileged location, guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner, ice cream and snacks, drinks (some restrictions may apply), access to the mini golf, bicycle lending, live music shows, admission to an indoor pool and to leisure areas for kids and for adults.

Furthermore, this hotel in Costa del Sol has a free WiFi internet network, 3 open-air swimming pools, gym, hot tub and sauna, and all rooms –which range from double to family occupancy with either front or lateral sea views- feature air conditioning, a balcony, paid safe, satellite TV and en suite bathroom. You may choose to book a wellness package and enjoy its spa facilities or go out and explore the nearby Málaga old town or take a train in Torremolinos train station to visit the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, the Botanical Garden or the Aqualand water park. All the aforementioned are a short car drive away.

Nerja Club & Spa hotel in Costa del Sol

This 3-star hospitality establishment is 48 kilometres away from Granada airport and 56 kilometres from Málaga airport, but the hotel provides airport transfer service for a nominal fee, well worth paying if we take into account that by staying here we will be able to visit the famous “Balcón de Europa”, a viewpoint on a cliff that overlooks the Mediterranean sea and offers breathtaking views that are unique to this area. Besides, it takes just a short stroll to get both to the beach and to Nerja city centre.

The facilities of this holiday hotel in Spain comprise an open-air swimming pool, a spa centre with whirlpool baths (guests are entitled to one complimentary session per day during their stay), a buffet restaurant offering entertainment and weekly flamenco shows, a free Wifi lounge, and air-conditioned rooms with TV and private bathroom. When making a reservation, you may choose a breakfast-included rate, and other services include car rental, meeting rooms and spaces for events, concierge, luggage storage, laundry, ironing and daily maid service.

BlueBay Banús hotel in Marbella, Andalusia

Close to Marbella casino and several golf clubs, this hospitality establishment stands 7 kilometres from El Saladillo beach in Costa del Sol and 47 kilometres from Málaga airport. Guests may take a nice stroll to the exclusive harbour town of Puerto Banús. With parking spots available, foreign currency exchange services and spaces for meetings and events, the BlueBay Banús is perfect for those travelling to Spain both for business and leisure.

What is more, this hotel in Marbella boasts two onsite restaurants where guests can delight themselves with exquisite Andalusian dishes, a poolside bar and a wellness centre. The rooms -which may accommodate couples, groups or families-, feature a balcony, a mini bar, private bathroom and TV with satellite channels. Additionally, there is a paid WiFi lounge and three swimming pools available.

Cayman Islands: flights, airport and hotels

Although the Cayman Islands are certainly a dream vacation destination to many, and the perfect luxury beach trip for others, there is something for everyone in this British island territory in the Caribbean Sea (found between Mexico and Jamaica), from shopping to activities in nature, unless all you want to do in this little piece of paradise is chill and lie in the sun while taking pics to post on your Instagram account. The archipelago, which comprises the islands of Grand Cayman -home to the capital city, George Town-, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, boasts white sand beaches, barrier reefs, great spots for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming with stingrays, a turtle conservation center and plenty of opportunities for sailing and touring the surroundings by boat. In this post, we will recommend some of the best hotels and resorts in Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman), provide tips on how to get to the main international airport and catch flights to two secondary airports, and give you some additional accommodation options for your holiday.

Which airport do you fly into the Cayman Islands?

Vacation goers flying from overseas typically land in Cayman Islands‘ primary International air travel hub: Owen Roberts International airport in Grand Cayman, which not only handles operations to and from destinations abroad, but is also busy with daily domestic routes to and from the airports of the minor islands, namely Charles KirkConnel airport in Cayman Brac and Edward Bodden airport in Little Cayman, operated by the regional airline Cayman Airways. Travellers arriving through Owen Roberts airport to the islands have taxis, buses, limousine services and rental cars at their disposal to transfer to their hotel or resort after landing.

Flights to Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean

Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United and Cayman Airways operate flights to Owen Roberts International airport in Grand Cayman all year round, thus linking the capital of the Cayman Islands to airports across North America and Europe like London Heathrow, Toronto Pearson, Charlotte Douglas, Dallas Fort-Worth, Miami, Kingston, Houston, Newark, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and JFK.

How to get to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

The best option to enjoy and explore the minor islands is to take a one day-trip either by air or by boat, the latter option offering plenty of possibilities to join snorkelling and scuba diving tours. Should you choose to catch a Cayman Airways domestic flight for this one day-excursion and fly back to Grand Cayman before the night falls, know that you will need to book a seat towards Charles Kirkconnel airport if you choose Cayman Brac, and to Edward Bodden airport to visit Little Cayman.

Hotels in Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

This 4-star seaside hotel in Seven Mile Beach has an onsite spa, several lounges and restaurants, and outdoor swimming pools with cabanas. Its guest rooms, which may feature either pool or ocean views, are spacious and equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning, mini fridge, marble bath and private terrace balcony.

Seven Mile Beach Resort

This 3-star resort is located within short walking distance of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman and only a 10-minute drive from Owen Roberts International airport. It offers a wide range of amenities that include outdoor pool and hot tub, onsite parking and free WiFi, as well as family apartments fully equipped with kitchenette, TV, DVD player and bathroom.

Other holiday accommodation in the Cayman Islands

Sea Breeze in West Bay, Grand Cayman

This 4-star apartment complex by the sea features an open-air pool, a gym, free parking spaces, complimentary WiFi internet for guests and a garden. During your stay, you can enjoy four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a kitchen, a patio affording pool views, a hot tub, access to a private beach and both living and dining spaces.

Blue Water Villa in Driftwood Village

This private villa in Grand Cayman offers beautiful sea views, a private pool, air conditioning and free WiFi, roughly 14 kilometers from George Town, the capital city. The property owners will cater to your every need as a traveller by putting 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at your disposal, alongside bed linen and towels, a kitchen with appliances, a TV set and a balcony overlooking the garden.

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Independent travel to the Maldives

So you have decided to ignore the tempting all-inclusive Maldives packages that agencies are offering to book the hotel and make every travel arrangement on your own. While the first option might seem simpler and certainly save you a good deal of stress and worries when it comes to planning, the flexible nature of the second one will surely enable you to customise the whole experience at your will and, at the same time, let you unleash your inner free-spirit adventure traveller.

Flying to the Maldives

When searching for flights to the Maldives, you need to look for routes ending in Male airport –also known as Velana International-, which is located in Hulhulé island in the capital city of the Republic of Maldives. Today, the majority of airlines that handle international operations offer direct flights to Male, either seasonal or scheduled. However, you may want to check in advance whether you can fly to the Maldives with your airline of choice or if you will need to make a connection.

How to get to your island in the Maldives

Unless you are staying in the capital, Male, you will need to transfer to the atoll in the Maldives where your accommodation is located, and you can do so by plane, ferry or speedboat. While ferries are probably the cheapest way to commute, we strongly recommend catching a domestic flight from Male airport to your island in the Maldives if they are available, as it is the fastest means and ferry transfers get cancelled when the weather conditions are not favourable. For a more stylish commute, you can always book a speedboat ride or a private jet for you and your travel mates.

What to do in the Maldives

A considerable number of tourists go to the Maldives to disconnect and unwind, choosing beach resorts or overwater villas where they can just relax, be pampered at the spa centres and indulge in the finest seafood and champagne. However, the Maldives is also a place for thrill-seekers who would love to go scuba diving in the Arabian Sea, snorkel in the Indian Ocean and swim in its warm turquoise waters near sea turtles, stingrays and whale sharks. Besides, the Maldives islands are a popular destination for surfers and SUP lovers.

In view of all of the above, and in case you still think that this trip is exclusively for luxury travellers, we must add that you will find different sorts of accommodation in the Maldives to suit your travel budget. By way of example, we have selected three places to stay on three islands of the archipelago and sorted them from lowest nightly rate to highest.

Where to stay in the Maldives: the Maafushi Inn

This 2-star accommodation in Maafushi island is a comfortable place to stay in the Maldives run by friendly hosts. In order to reach it you can take one of the public ferries departing from Male International airport. The journey will take one hour and a half, however, you will deem it well worth it when you arrive at this beachfront inn with direct access to the beach and cosy rooms featuring WiFi, air conditioning, free bottled water, coffee amenities and attached bathroom. Select units also afford beautiful ocean views. Travellers seeking a dynamic stay instead of a relaxing one may join their water sports gatherings and boat trip tours.

3-star accommodation in the Maldives: the Dhiguveli Guest House

The Dhiguveli guest house is on the Dhigurah Atoll and, even when you can take a ferry or speedboat to arrive, we recommend the convenience of a domestic flight from Male International airport. This recommended accommodation in the Maldives includes a private beach, an onsite restaurant and a garden area where you can sunbathe. The guest rooms have en suite toilet and shower, complimentary amenities, wireless internet connection at no extra charge and a water heater, and a daily buffet-style breakfast may be enjoyed inside the facilities.

Staying in a villa in the Maldives: the 4-star Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas

Getting to these overwater villas in the Maldives from Male International airport is as easy as taking a 30-minute speedboat ride, which can be arranged by the establishment upon request. This more luxurious option features privileges such as a private deck for each unit, TV, DVD player, minibar, free WiFi and personal butler. During your stay, other extras will be put at your disposal, namely the various restaurants and bars on site, an open-air swimming pool and a spa centre, plus you will get the chance to join surfing, diving and water-ski activities.

Where to stay in central Athens, Greece

Although the many organised trips and tours currently on offer normally guarantee that you won’t miss out on anything, an increasing number of travellers –especially millennials- are resolving to travel independently and explore the city of Athens on their own. This slower and more flexible way of visiting the Greek capital and its ancient treasures is highly recommended regardless of the purpose of your trip, as it is relatively easy to walk to the different sites of interest, whether you have the whole day to roam the streets or just a few hours after business meetings and work.

If you stay in hotel in central Athens, you will be within short walking distance of the large pedestrian area connecting the great majority of historical sites which are, in turn, encircled by a diversity of neighbourhoods that are home to commercial zones, museums, markets, night clubs, cafés, shops, restaurants and typical “tavernas”. As the sun sets, you may take strolls along the seaside or admire the beauty of Athens from the hills, since the metro trains and bus lines available also link the centre with these strategic points.

If you are looking for centrally-located yet affordable accommodation in Greece, we have selected some good-value-for-money hotels in central Athens that will make your leisure or business stay all the more convenient.

The Athens Odeon Hotel

This 3-star accommodation in Greece is situated in one of the city’s main streets, with taxi ranks nearby and a short stroll from the nearest metro station and the National Theatre. The Acropolis stands only three kilometres away from the building, and so the upper floors feature mesmerising views of it. Provided that you will be travelling by air, know that a distance of twenty kilometres separate the hotel from Athens airport. Its well-appointed rooms include free wireless internet connection for guests to use, comfortable beds, air conditioning, soundproofed windows and cable TV. A complimentary daily breakfast is served, while you may also enjoy a cocktail and snacks at the onsite bar. Furthermore, with a view to catering to the needs of those visiting for work, this hotel in Athens city centre provides extra services such as laundry, ironing, the arrangement of meeting spaces, left-luggage and car rental.

Hotels in central Athens, Greece: the Dorian Inn

Undoubtedly, the greatest allure of this hotel that is also located in the very heart of the city is its rooftop swimming pool offering stunning views of the Acropolis. What is more, even when there is a wide array of dining options in the vicinity, if you decide to have lunch or dinner at the onsite Mediterranean restaurant on the 12th floor, you will not only be delighted by the exquisite dishes but also by the scenery surrounding you. Their occupancy ranging from individual to family rooms, the units of this 3-star accommodation in central Athens have been fully equipped with private bathroom and fridge, and guests may choose to have breakfast in bed or enjoy the daily morning buffet at the restaurant. Besides, free WiFi all throughout, the fact that the premises are accessible for wheelchairs, the availability of tourist information at the front desk and its proximity to several metro stations are a plus.

The Fresh Hotel in Athens city centre

This 4-star accommodation in Greece is strategically located just a 5-minute walk from Athens City Hall and 5 minutes from Omonia Square and the Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Most guest rooms feature a balcony as well as an innovative noise isolation system so that you can get the best-quality night sleep, TV with satellite channels, complimentary WiFi and private bathroom with toiletries. A sauna, an onsite gym, currency exchange services, safes to store valuable belongings and business facilities to hold meetings are also available for guests, but what really makes for a memorable stay in this hotel in central Athens is its outdoor seasonal pool with breathtaking views of the city skyline and the Parthenon, and the charming bar by it. A hearty and varied buffet breakfast is served every morning, which can be included in the nightly rate that you select during the reservation process.

Will you be visiting the Greek Islands too? If you dream of vacationing in a paradisiacal destination, take a look at our recommended beach hotels in Greece.

How to get to central Athens from the airport

Are you flying to the capital city of Greece soon and would like to find the best way to commute from the airport? Eleftherios Venizelos or Athens International airport, the main air passenger terminal in Greece, is not far away from the downtown; however, due to the presence of mountain ranges in between the two points, it may take a little longer to arrive for those choosing the road.

In case your hotel in Athens does not offer pick-up services for guests, there is a variety of transportation methods that you may choose in order to travel from Athens airport to the city centre and start enjoying the wonderful views of the Acropolis, the Parthenon temple and the ancient Agora, not forgetting the charming local cafés, restaurants and nightlife venues.

If you enjoy the independence of getting around with your own car and feel confident driving in a new city, know that you will get the chance to hire a vehicle at the rent a car offices situated on the Arrivals hall of Athens airport. Currently, four trusted international companies operate in this hub: Enterprise, Budget, Avis and Hertz. Uber suspended its Athens operations according to local legislation in early 2018, so even when you might still find services of this kind offered, we recommend taking an authorised taxi cab instead. You will find further details later on in this article.

Commuting by subway from Athens International airport

In Athens, Metro line 3 –handled by the OASA transport company- is the one running services between the airport station and the city centre. Two trains depart every hour (at 30-minute intervals) transporting arriving passengers to the Syntagma station, or to the Aghia Marina area if the wish to continue their journey beyond the downtown. It takes about 40 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 9 euros.

The cheapest way to go from Athens airport to the city

Thrifty travellers will like the idea of taking a bus to central Athens from the airport, even when it takes a little longer than one hour to complete the journey. The stands where bus lines X93, X95, X96 and X97 pick up passengers are located outside Arrivals exits 4 and 5. A single ticket costs only 5 euros and there is an average of 18 stops along the way.

The fastest way to get to Athens from the airport

Without a doubt and even when we have warned about the difficulties of travelling across the mountainous scenery between the airport and the city, the fastest means of transport when it comes to reach Athens city from Eleftherios Venizelos airport is the taxi. Your driver will help you with your bags near exit 3 of the arrivals hall and inform you about their flat rate before setting off. The price of a taxi from Athens airport will not vary once confirmed with the driver, and it is normally around 38 euros during the day and approximately 54 euros in the night time.

Suburban trains departing Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Greece

These trains are similar to the subway ones, are run hourly and take about 41 minutes to reach the Piraeus station in Athens city centre from the airport. The only difference is that each single journey costs 20 euros.

Travelling by limousine from Athens airport to the downtown

Is this trip a special occasion? Are you getting married or on a decisive business trip to find new customers in Greece? Then you might like to travel in a more stylish fashion. Upon arrival, you will find a limousine services office next to the taxi area, where you can book your own limo to commute to your hotel in the centre.

After visiting Athens, many travellers feel attracted by the holiday destinations in Greece. If you are a sea lover, we recommend you take a look at our selected beach hotels in the Greek islands.

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