From the airport, we took the airport X95 bus to get to downtown Syntagma Square. Unfortunately there was a street protest heading to the Parliament building in-front of Syntagma Square. Consequently, our bus was stopped from entering Syntagma Square and we were asked to disembark at the 2nd last stop of the bus route, 900 meters away from our intended stop. We then have to walk whilst dragging our luggage to Syntagma Square and onwards to our hotel. An uncomfortable experience in the warm weather and made us wanted to have taken the metro instead .
The Athens street protest we were caught in. This were peaceful demos.
Roads were closed, so we have to walk and dragged our luggage 900 meters.
If we’ve chosen the metro, we would have travelled in this and avoided the street protest. Cost €8 compared to €5 for airport bus.