Directions to Athens Backpackers
Map & Directions
(Athens Airport) take the blue line to Syntagma squre, switch to the red line train towards 'Alexandros Panagoulis/Aghios Dimitrios' and get off at the first stop (Acropoli Station. Take the metro exit straight ahead ('Makrigianni/Athanasiou Diakou'). Walk straight down Athanasiou Diakou and turn the first left onto Makri Street. The hostel is on the left side of the street at Makri 12.
Studios; Veikou 3, Makrigiani Athens 11742.
From El.Venizelos (Athens Airport)
Take the Blue Line to Syntagma Square, switch to the Red Line train towards 'Alexandros Panagioulis/Aghios Dimitrios' and get off at the first stop (Akropoli Station). Take the metro exit to your left ('Makriyianni/Dionysiou Areopagitou'). You will come up on the cobblestone walk way. Turn right and go straight down Makrigianni st.
Walk past the Everest sandwich bar on the left. You will see the new Acropolis Museum on your right and some more cafes/restaurants to your left.
100 meters down, you will come to a five-way intersection with traffic lights. Go straight, veering slightly to the right onto Veikou Street. We are 3 doors down on you letf VEIKOU 3, The kiosk and the Wind phone shop should be to your left, just past them you will see The Athens Studios help desk in yellow tile.
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Beware of pick pockets at airports, ports and the metro.