Athens Airport To Piraeus Bus Service

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
Athens Airport To Piraeus Bus Service

We thank our friend Janet Wilkinson for sending us her experience.

"The ringing of my phone woke me up and, confused, I looked at the time - 4:45 am!!   Who was ringing me at this time of the morning!

I am the owner of St. Thomas B & B in Peania and can expect the occasional call at odd hours but this was really early!!

The voice on the other end sounded very anxious and after explaining to me who she was, a previous guest of ours, she told me that she had a huge problem and I was the only person she could think of at that time in Athens to help her!

They had arrived from Norway and taken the 04:05 Express bus from the airport to the port of Piraeus and after leaving the bus she discovered she had left her handbag on there with passport, purse, mobile phone and various other personal items.

My husband immediately called the police who gave him a number to call and after only  5 minutes we were speaking with someone from the bus company at the airport who actually told us that the driver had found her bag and handed it in to the central bus station in Athens!

You can imagine how relieved she was - only a matter of retrieving the bag as they were leaving on the ferry.   We sent a very reliable taxi driver to the station later that morning to collect it and bring it to us.   On checking it out  everything was there!

We must give a huge thank you and round of applause to that bus driver and the bus company as we were absolutely certain that in these difficult times a handbag left on a bus would certainly not be found!  Trust in human nature has been restored!"

St. Thomas B&B
+30 210 6029 367

Until next week,


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