Big cities and small towns are well connected by train in Greece, all the tourist destinations are within easy reach. Start off at the bohemian city of Thessaloniki and take the 6-hour Intercity night train south to Athens. Here you can visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
The Greek landscape is defined by beautiful ancient ruins and stretching coastline, no part of Greece is more than forty miles from the sea. Traveling through the country by train is a feast for the eyes, you’ll see some excellent views and beautiful rolling scenery.
The rugs, gold jewellery and flea market antiques from Athens are truly unique. Or try Mykonos and Crete for the best traditional ‘tacky’ holiday souvenirs. Copper and brassware sold near the old city wall in Ioaninna provide an excellent keepsake from your holiday.
Eat & Drink
Greek food is rich in the flavours of the Mediterranean. Specialities of Greece include olives, lemons, nuts, tomatoes, and grapes. Lamb is common, as is all seafood, and legumes. Yogurt and cheese also feature heavily. As for drink Ouzo is the most popular aperitif but beware, it’s well-known for it’s effects the next day!
Take the OSE train across Greece to the modern city port of Volos for the beautiful waterfront and wide range of shops.
Free air seats/dormitories for 1st class pass holders, free deck passage for 2nd class pass holders.
Seasonal surcharge: June and September € 10 per person;
July and August € 20 per person.
Fuel surcharge is extra & port taxes are € 7.
Italy, Ancona +39 071 202 034 email@example.com
Italy, Bari +39 080 528 2828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greece +30 210 891 9130 email@example.com
Blue Star Ferries 30% discount www.bluestarferries.com Greek domestic routes Greece +30 210 891 9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Patras-Brindisi, extra calls at Corfu and Cefalonia during the summer.
30% discount on all categories (except the luxury cabin) in high season (15/06-15/09);
50% discount on all categories (except the luxury cabin) outside the high season.
Information and booking:
Brindisi: 39 0831 528 53, Email: email@example.com
Rome: +39 06 4740141, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patras / Corfu / Igoumenitsa - Venice
Free deck passage (embarkation upon availability).
Seasonal surcharge: June and September € 16 per person;
July and August € 26 per person.
50% discount on upgrades.
Italy: +39 041 240 7177
Greece: +30 210 414 5700
The company reserves the right to apply a fuel surcharge when this is inevitable due to extraneous factors.
Ionian Travel 20% discount
day cruise from Athens to the isles of Aegina, Poros and Hydra (lunch included).
Booking: Ionian Travel, 4, Pireos str. (1st floor), Athens
Tel: +30 (0)210 523 9609 and +30 (0)210 523 4774; email: email@example.com.
Athens railway museum admission free Daily (except Mondays) 09.00am - 01.00pm + Wednesday from 05.00pm -08.00pm; 4, Siokou street, Athens
Ionian travel in Athens 15% discount Certain hotels in Athens One day excursion ot Delfi or Epidaurus (lunch included) Athens sightseeing tour Booking: Ionian Travel, 4, Pireos str. (1st floor), Athens Tel: +30 210 523 4774; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get train travel information and tips for your trip in Greece