I would do it independantly if you want a few days. Buy a ticket from the office on the port road in Zakynthos town to Athens, this will include your ferry and coach and it doesn't cost that much. It will take you the same time as a tour to get Athens (4-5 hours in all) then a taxi from Athens bus station to the centre then find a room. Travel light with a backpack is the best way as its then easier to get around.
hi if you dont fancy the ferry and bus,there is a daily island hopper flight from zante to athens.you can get a bus or taxi from the airport to the centre of athens.
I have done that trip several times using the method that Kevin is advocating; it worked great, and was very comfortable.
Back when I did it, though, you bought your bus ticket, got on the bus, got off the bus, bought your ferry ticket *separately*, got on the ferry, got off the ferry, got back on the bus. I see from Kevin's post that this has now changed, to be even simpler now :)
Thank you all for your very helpful advice. Looking forward to the trip
You can also take an organised 2 day trip from any of the tour agents in Zakynthos.
My parents did it a couple of years ago as a last minute decision and while they enjoyed the trip, they said if they had decided earlier they were going to go to Athens, they would have done the research and gone independently. They would have had more time to do what they wanted and could decide how to spend their time rather than sticking to the tour schedule.
I'd go with the other posters and go yourself, but this is also an option just in case.
Enjoy the hols :D
Thanks again, does anyone know the cost if we do it independantly? And does the ferry run more than once a day? Times? all info appreciated
Best bet is to arrive here and go to town and visit the tour shop on the port road you may find the price different on the day than in advance.
4/5 a day, on here,
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