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12 hour layover in Athens

En route from Brussels to Lesvos and find ourselves, potentially, with a 12 hour (total time on the ground) layover in Athens. Should we hire a driver and take a tour of the city? Is that feasible? TIA!

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If you have luggage, leave it with Care4bag at the airport. Arrival level near gate 1. Price list here:

A driver (not a guide) at €60 per hour as mentioned in the link above can be an option, but you can also take a taxi (45€) or the express bus X96 (5.5€) or the metro (9€) to the city center.

You will be able to see (quickly) a lot of things on foot by walking through the city center which is largely pedestrianized. and even possibly visit the Acropolis and/or its museum.

At least 2 1/2 hours before your flight to Lesbos, leave Athens to return to the airport

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Which 12 hours of the day?

9AM to 9PM is not the same thing as 7PM to 7AM

What about baggage?