Map of Athens
As you can see on the map of Athens below, although the city is a huge sprawl, you'll find the places of interest (especially the ancient Greek ones) are all within walking distance of each other.
If you do need transport, then the Metro has three lines, which doesn't sound much but is in fact very useful. There are also trams, minibuses and yellow trolley-buses. The buses you see coloured blue and white run from the centre of the city to the outskirts.
Remember that many of the Metro stations have major exhibitions of the artifacts that were excavated during construction.
(International dial code is +30)
Greek National Tourism Organisation (E.O.T.)
Central Office: 7, Tsoha Str 115 21 Athens. tel. 210 8707000, 210 8708088, 1572
The Hellenic Tourist and Travel Agents Association
11, Iosif Rogon Str, 117 42 Athens.
Tel. 210 9223522 fax: 210 9233307
Most of the car rental companies are in Syngrou Avenue. For information regarding car rentals contact: Hellenic Car Rental Association: 31, Viltanioti, Str. Kato Kifissia, 145 64 Athens
Tel. 210 6264281 fax: 210 6264289
Or better yet click the advert in the right column for a quick quote on your choice of models with a lowest price guarantee.
Map of the city
This map shows you the central historical area with the main attractions labeled (just hover your mouse over the red markers). You can use the controls on the left to zoom in and out of the map, and you can move the map around by holding down your mouse button and moving the mouse around. Clicking on "Satellite" will give you a satellite view, which is quite interesting when you zoom in to places like the Acropolis.