Transportation in Greece
Transport in Greece presented a fairly developed network of different messages.
The main modes of transport in Greece
- Buses: The first flight leaves at 05:30, and the last - at 00:00 hours. To the bus stop, it is necessary to give him a sign of a show of hands (you need to go through the front door). In addition to the city, to the services of travelers in Greece - long-distance buses. They are represented by two bus lines - blue, which makes stops in major cities, and green, staying in other places, including in small villages.
- Metro: the Athens metro (opening hours: 05: 00-00:30) you will be able not only to overcome the distance to the desired destination, but also admire the archaeological finds and copies exposed at metro. Acquired by metro tickets give the right to use other public transport (their duration - 90 minutes).
- Train: get to the big cities, located on the mainland can be by rail. For better use of transportation by train IC or ICE - distinguished by their speed and reliability.
- Ferries and boats: traveling on the water, it is worth considering that, before the arrival of the main port of some ferries make stops on small islands - count the time. To save time, you should use the services of private high-speed boats - "flying dolphins" (they run between the islands).
Since the street is not always possible to catchtaxi, it is better to call on the phone or go in search of him on special parking (central streets, port, railway station). Payment of the fare is made by the meter + landing fee. It is worth noting that while traveling in a taxi, the driver can plant more passengers. But do not worry - at the cost of your trip will not be affected.
The country has developed caravanning: there are many rental companies and drivers presented the minimum requirements (often companies do not require a deposit or credit card). So, in a rented car you will be able to explore the Greek ruins, architectural monuments and natural reserves.
Note that in the settlementsallowed to travel at a speed of 50 km / h on the highway - no higher than 90 km / h on motorways - 120 km / h. As for the signs, then on the highway and in the cities they are duplicated in the English language, and on local roads and on the island of Crete - only in Greek.
Tourists are not recommended to drive a rentedcar on Athens because of chaotic motion, the permanent traffic jams and difficulties with parking in the center. If you plan to travel on mountains, then for this purpose it is advisable to rent a four-wheel drive vehicle, and for trips by city compact runabout fit perfectly.
In addition to cars, rent a bike, or you can takea scooter, but it is worth considering that driving is prohibited without a helmet. In addition, it is important to be very careful on the road, as many Greeks prefer to drive fast.
Greece can move on to a variety of vehicles, as well as a donkey (for example, through the narrow streets, departing sharply upwards).