Are you in Egypt and wondering how you will travel to Greece? You are in the right place. If you are planning to take a vacation in Athens, am sure you are scratching your head hard wondering whether you’ll take a ferry (only in your imaginations), a cruise liner, you’ll go by road or take a flight. When traveling abroad, you have to go intermodal at some point, which means you’ll have to combine more than one mode of transportation.
In this article, I have made it simple for you. I am going to break down all the means of transport that you can use to get to Greece from Egypt.
The distance between Cairo, Egypt, and Athens, Greece is about 3663kms. If you decide to go by road, it will take you about 45hrs if you travel at 80km/hr nonstop. It’s probable but not impossible. That’s but an assumption. To go to Athens from Cairo, you will take the following route:
- From Cairo, you will go by road through the Suez Canal Bridge to the Sinai Governorate
- From Sinai, Egypt, you’ll drive up to Nwebaa
- From Nwebaa, you’ll take a ferry through the Gulf of Aqaba to Aqaba, Jordan
- From Aqaba, you’ll travel through Amman, the capital of Jordan to Damascus, the capital of Syria
- From Damascus, Syria, you’ll proceed through to Adana, Turkey
- From Adana, you’ll continue to Istanbul, Turkey then to Athens
This journey will take you through two countries, Jordan and Syria before you reach Greece! The only downside to this is you’ll have a rough time passing through the immigration departments of the states you’ll be passing. Another disadvantage is time; it will take you a whole two days to travel from Cairo to Athens!
2. Take a flight
I am sure flying is the easiest, the safest and the fastest means to get to Greece from Cairo. Athens is 1595km from Cairo or 991 miles which makes it the shortest distance between the two capitals. Air tickets to Greece don’t cost that much, and you can book from the comfort of your home. Also, many airlines such as Aegean, Air France, and British Airways have made it affordable to fly from Cairo to Athens. The flight will take you about 2hrs, and if you connect through Istanbul, it will take you around 4hrs to get to Greece. If you have a fixed traveling schedule in Greece that requires you to be at a particular place on time, take a flight, it is the quickest way to get there.
When you depart from Cairo, the only thing you’ll see throughout the 2hr flight is the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.
3. Take a cruise
It’s one of the most comfortable modes of transport considering how Cruise liners have invested in comfort and luxury. Using a cruise is costly. If you had your plan fixed on traveling from Egypt to Greece, then you might want to consider changing those plans. Most of these Cruises will pass through the Suez Canal from Dubai, but will still go to Turkey, spend some days then pass through Greece. When you decide to take this mode of transport, it means you have all the time in the world because no direct cruise liners are operating between Egypt and Greece. You’ll be forced to alter your itinerary to fit in.
The best way to travel from Egypt to Greece is by plane. The reason why people prefer taking a flight is that it’s faster and safer compared to other modes of transportation. Other people will opt for road transport or cruise liners. Because if you use this method, although they are slow unlike planes, you will have the chance to see beautiful sceneries along the way. Taking a cruise is also an option for people who love luxury. Nowadays, cruise ships are crafted specially to provide luxury with amenities of 5-star hotels. Even on a road trip, you will have stopovers which will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of natural occurrences such as rivers, mountains and maybe wildlife.