My fiance and I will be staying in Athens mid-June for two nights before going to Crete and then again at the end of our trip for one nigh before we fly out.
For the two nights at the beginning of our trip, I was thinking about staying in Syntagma because of the close proximity to all the attractions plus the metro and airport bus service.
However at the end of our trip, our flight from Crete gets into the airport at 6:15pm and we fly out the next day at 1:30pm. Is it even worth it coming into Athens just for the evening? I figure since we are there we should take advantage of the time we have in a city we might not be back to for quite some time.
What is the best way to travel from the airport to Syntagma? I was thinking about the bus because it's cheap, however, how easy is it to use? Do you have to buy tickets ahead of time?
What about the metro? Is the path to Syntagma clearly marked? Is it easy to buy tickets?
I would prefer either of those two routes because they are cheap, however I want to make sure we spend as much time as we can while in Athens before we fly home.