The Information Pack that we send you before you leave has all directions to get you from the Athens airport to the Flower House. The normal route takes you to the frequent ferry over to Nea Styra.
It can also be reached by a bridge as at the mid-point of the island Evia, near Halkida, gets very close to the mainland. This can be useful if your flight is late and the ferry may have stopped but mostly our guests use the frequent ferry to Nea Styra. We are happy to advise about the best method for you depending on the time of your arrival
The ferry departs from Aghia Marina. This is a very relaxing trip. There is a bar on board which also serves toasted rolls. It takes 45 minutes to cross a sheltered channel with both sides visible and interesting islands on the way. There is no booking for this ferry but you can always get on.
In summer there are 10 ferries a day starting at 5.45am and returning after 10.00pm. For a medium sized car, it costs €16.00 and €3.50 per person.
From Athens a hire car or pre-arranged (please ask us to arrange this as the airport taxis can be a real rip-off) taxi will take you to the ferry port of Aghia Marina which is about 35 km and takes an hour. Most of our guests hire a car as there is much to be seen on the island. We use Morphis Cars for our car hire, mention our name for the best rate.) If you are hiring a car from another company, please make sure they will cover the island as many do not allow you to leave the mainland.
On landing in Nea Styra a 5 minute drive will bring you to The Flower House and again our Information Pack has full details.
Flights to Athens.
What flights you take will very much depend on where you live but here are a few suggested airlines to look at that go into Athens.
Aegean fly direct from Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham.
BA provide an excellent service from Heathrow to Athens and early booking ensures a reasonable price.
EasyJet from Gatwick.
Olympic from Heathrow or Birmingham (Summer only).
Ryanair from Stansted.
KLM via Europe with plane change.
SAS via Europe with a plane change
Swiss via Europe with plane change.
Alitalia via Europe with plane change.
Air France via Europe with a plane change