The always congested capital city of Athens is even more chaotic now as construction gets rolling for the city’s hosting of the 2004 Olympics. Five major hotels are shut down for renovations and work on some of the major sports complexes is just getting underway. Construction has intensified traffic congestion and can mean long delays. The best bet is to use the subway for travel around the city center. The new airport, just a year old, is an efficient facility, but the inefficient road system means the trip into the city can take up to two hours. An airport freeway is planned for completion before the Olympics begin.