Athens Backpackers is a
2 minute walk to the Acropolis
1 minute walk to the NEW Archaeological M
2 minute walk to the Plaka
5 minute walk to the National Gardens
1 minute walk Hadrians Arch
2 minute walk Temple of Zeus
10 minute subway to National Archaeological
7-10 min walk from Syntagma Square
15 minute walk Lycabettus Hill
20 minute tram to beach
20 minute train to Pireaus Port
The easiest way to tell a txi driver how to find the hostel is by telling them that we are located by the 'ACROPOLIS STATHMOS' (stathmos=station), near the new ACROPOLIS MUSEUM. However, most taxi drivers have a GPS system so they can just plug in our address and find it that way. Taxi prices vary depending on time of day, number of passergers, amount of luggage and various other nickle-and-dime methods for obtaining your money. From the airport to our hostel average fare is 35 euros during daylight hours and 50 euros after midnight. From Pireaus or Larissa expect 8-12 euros and more after hours.
Extra special note: Greek taxi drivers are notoriously dodgy and untrustworthy, please be alert to fare rip offs!!
Extra extra special note: There are two tarifs, Tarif 1 (the regular fare, used between the hours of 6am and midnight) and Tarif 2 (double charge between the hours of midnight and 6am). Make sure you are not being charged the tarif 2 during regulr hours. The numbers 1 or 2 will be displayed on the fare machine.