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PLANNING YOUR BEAUTY TRIP

Talk to the doctor

Before planning your trip, it is crucial to talk to your plastic surgeon dr Christopoulos.  When you feel ready about getting a more personal consultation, we will arrange a distance-meeting with dr. Christopoulos (phone or skype). In this step your surgeon will analyze your treatment and you may discuss many things with him. In that way, you will know how many days you have to stay in Athens, according to the procedure it will be suitable for you. 

Getting to Athens

The easiest way to get to Athens is by plane. Flying into Athens is easier than ever as the new airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is a common destination for a lot of airlines. The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (opened on March 29th 2001) is state-of-the-art and very user-friendly. It is big, modern and beautiful and everything seems to work. It is one of the best and least complicated airports in the world. The Athens International Airport won the International ATN Awards as the "Airport of the year 2015".

Getting into the city of Athens is also easy by METRO, Bus or taxi.
Metro is fast and clean.
Bus is waiting outside airport’s exit doors.
Taxies are waiting at Exit 3.
The new roads are also finished and it is about 40 minutes from downtown Athens or over an hour when there is traffic though. It is common to made it in about half an hour for early morning flights when the streets of Athens are empty.

Language
The official language of Greece is Greek. However, english is understood in major cities/islands and tourist areas.

Currency
The currency of Greece is the Euro (EUR).
The exchange rate of U.S. dollars to Greek euros is $1 USD to €0.95 EUR (exchange rate subject to change).

Communicating Home
The international access code for Greece is 30.

Transport from/to airport

Athens Airport
http://www.aia.gr

Public transportation

METRO
http://www.stasy.gr/index.php?id=1&no_cache=1&L=1
http://www.stasy.gr/index.php?id=33&no_cache=1&L=1

The airport is accessible via Metro Line 3 “Egaleo - Athens International Airport”.

SUBURBAN RAIL
http://www.trainose.gr/en
http://www.trainose.gr/en/proorismoi/athens-suburban-railway

Athens International Airport is connected via the Suburban Rail with:
Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station)
Port of Pireaus

BUS SERVICES (OSY)
http://www.oasa.gr/?id=ind3ex&lang=en
http://www.oasa.gr/content.php?id=airlines

Four bus routes connect directly Athens and Piraeus with the airport. All buses set down passengers at the Departures Level and depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.

TAXI

Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level.
Fares for taxis are as follows:

DAY TIME FLAT FARE (05:00 – 24:00)

35€ Airport to Athens city centre inner ring

NIGHT TIME FLAT FARE (00:00 – 05:00)
50€  Airport to Athens city center inner ring

Note: The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras.

Accommodation

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. Every year it welcomes more than 20 million tourists, placing it among the top ranked countries on the World Tourism Organization’s list of countries with inbound tourists (according to WTO data).

The accommodation infrastructure in Athens caters to all tastes and budgets, from luxurious suites to low-cost youth hostels. Lavishly adorned rooms with super spas, charming bed and breakfasts, can all be enjoyed any time of year and through the city centre and surrounding Attica region. Many 5-star hotels and more affordable options are located near Acropolis or Sintagma Square in the Athens Historical Center. Most of the Athenian hotels are within walking distance to the metro or a tram station. For those who prefer the sea and short commute to the city, the Attica Coastline from Paleo Faliro, Glyfada, Kavouri, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and Lagonisi are worth considering, winter and summer.

Among the 500 hotels of different categories and the 29,000 rooms to be found in Athens, there is surely one that can accommodate your needs. Of course, you may ask for our opinion and help.