Due to the peculiarity of Greece’s terrain and its many islands, there has been a focus not only on the road network, but also on maritime transport.
Long distance transport in Greece is provided by: Train transport:
In Greece there is maritime transport connecting the large ports of the mainland with the islands, and serving thousands of residents and tourists, mainly during the summer months.
|Boat Departures/Arrivals||Tel. 14944|
|Port of Piraeus||Tel. 2104226000, (www.olp.gr)|
|Port of Rafina||Tel. 2294022300, 2294022481|
|Port of Lavrio||Tel. 2292025249|
|Port of Agios Konstantinos||Tel. 2235031759|
The public transport system of Athens consists of an underground railway system (Metro), trams, buses and trolleys, while a part of its transportation services is covered by the Suburban Railway. In other regions of Attica, the largest part of transportation services is covered by intercity buses (KTEL), with the remainder served by the suburban railway and city buses.
The Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) supervises a large part of the prefecture, while its subsidiaries, Road Transport SA (OSY) and Urban Rail Transport SA (STASY) are responsible for transport implementation, and there is cooperation with TRAINOSE SA, due to the existence of part of its network (Suburban Railway) within the urban fabric of Athens. For the rest of the prefecture, transport supervision is entrusted to the Regulatory Authority for Passenger Transport and the responsibility of its execution is undertaken by the KTEL Attica SA.
For information relating to public transport schedules there are specialised information call centres and websites:
In Patras, urban transport is carried out by the Urban KTEL of Patras. The surrounding area is also served by the Suburban Train (Proastiakos) of Patras, which is under the management of TRAINOSE, connecting Patras with Rio and other suburbs of the Achaean capital.