Public transport in Athens is excellent; it has been significantly revamped in view of the 2004 Olympic Games, and includes the following means of transportation: the Athens Metro, the Electric Railway, the Suburbial RailwayBusesCable Cars and Tramway, connecting all municipalities of Athens and Piraeus, as well as the centre of the town with the suburbs. Athens is also the hub of the country’s National Railway Network, connecting the capital with major cities across Greece and abroad, whereas ferries departing from the major port of Piraeus connect the city to the numerous Greek islands of the Aegean Sea. Express bus services, as well as the Metro, connect Athens with Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (AIA) located near the town of Spata, 35 km east of Athens.

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