This text is part of the article “And the Living is A-Z”, published in Greece-Is Athens, Summer 2018 Edition. By Paulina Björk Kapsalis, Maria Coveou, Nena Dimitriou, Alex King, Maria Korachai, Pagona Lipsati & Alexandra Tzavella.
When you’re moving around Athens in the summer, the metro is your best bet, as buses get crowded and sticky. When it’s time to say goodbye to the Greek capital and travel to the airport, however, you can take the X95, an air-conditioned express bus that leaves every 15 to 20 minutes around the clock from Othonos Street on Syntagma Square.
There’s plenty of room for your luggage and the hour-long ride goes by quickly. Grab a window seat so you can enjoy the sights, such as the aristocratic early-to -mid-20th-century apartment buildings on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue and Costas Varotsos’ giant glass sculpture across from the Athens Hilton − the hotel itself is adorned with a beautiful relief by artist Yiannis Moralis. You’ll cover some key thoroughfares, including Mesogion Avenue, which, in ancient times, linked the city directly with Marathon; it continues to form part of the famous modern-day Athens Marathon route.
Bus tickets, at €6 (€3 reduced), are cheaper than the metro.
See here for the exact schedule.