Athens airport: Athens Airport (ATH)

Athens Airport

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport – the official name of Athens Airport – is a very modern airport. It opened in 2001 and is the most important intersection for the Balkans and the Middle East. The airport processes approximately 13 million travelers per year. There are two terminals, the “Main Terminal” and the “Satellite Terminal”, that are connected underground with each other. The airport is 33 kilometers southeast of Athens.

Address

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos
International Airport
Administration Building 17
Spata 19019
Greece

Airport codes

IATA airport code: ATH
ICAO airport code: LGAV

Transport

Local transport

Train

The metro leaves every 30 minutes to the center of the Greek capital (Syntagma Plein), you can change trains there if you want to go to Omonia Plein or Makriani, you must go further if you want to go to Monastiraki Station, there, you can change to Line 1 to Piraeus.

There is also a city train connection to Larissis Station, trains from there, leave to all destinations on the Greek mainland.

Car and bus

New roads were built the same time as the new airport was built, it is now easy to avoid traffic in Athens. For routes to the south, you follow the signs to Elefsina, for routes to the north you follow the signs to Thessaloniki. The tollway Attiki Odos connects the airport with the western districts of Athens.

There are buses outside the Arrivals Hall (by exits 4 and 5). Line E94 goes directly to the subway station Ethniki, line E95 goes to Syntagma Plein and line E96 goes to Piraeus harbor. A new bus line, E93, connects the airport with the central bus station in Kiffisou Street. A bus line has also been planned to Rafina harbor.

Car Rental - Athens Airport

There are six counters from car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are by exit 1. A ride to the center of the Greek capital is between €15.00–€25.00 and takes about half an hour to an hour, depending on the traffic. Ask the driver to set the meter and make sure he uses the correct rate (a “2” before the meter means you pay double the price but is only applied at night).

Airport Parking

Short-term parking (P1 and P2) are in front of the Arrivals Hall, long-term parking is at P3 and is connected with the terminal by a shuttle bus, at all parking places, the first 20 minutes are free.

You can also leave your car with a driver by the Departures Hall, Central Parking Systems Athens (tel: +30(0)210 353 4260), the rates are €75.00 for 5-7 days and €5.00 per day after that.

Services

Services

Hotels

There is one hotel at the airport, Sofitel Athens Airport (tel: +30(0)210 354 4000), it is within walking distance from the terminal building, but there is also a shuttle bus available. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The new airport has an extensive range of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Most have been established at the main terminal. Restaurants and snack bars are concentrated in the Olympus Plaza. As the name says, the Skyview Bar offers great view of the airplanes.

Baggage

In the Arrivals Hall there is an office for lost and found items, and is also reachable by telephone (tel: +30(0)210 353 0000), you can also store your baggage here, but the office is only open from Monday to Saturday (tel: +30(0)210 353 0352). Baggage porters can be found throughout the airport, you can also call for one (tel: +30(0)210 353 0100).

Information

There are various information counters throughout the terminal (tel: +30(0)210 353 0000). You can find the Greek Tourist Bureau in the Arrivals Hall where you can get information about hotels, transportation, attractions and conference facilities (tel: +30(0)210 327 1000).

Business

In the Business Center (tel: +30(0)210 3530533) you can rent offices with telephone, fax and a computer with internet, there is also a small meeting room for up to six people. Larger rooms are available to rent but must be booked through the Facility & Administration Services Department (tel: +30(0)210 3536318). The Sofitel Airport Hotel offers larger facilities for assemblies and conferences.

There are special lounges for Business Class passengers of Alitalia, Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Goldair, Lufthansa and Olympic Airlines.

Disabled facilities

Athens Airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are adapted telephones, restrooms, and elevators. For transportation between the terminals, electric cars are available. There are 90 reserved parking places near the entrance for the disabled.

Other services

Wireless internet is available at various points throughout the airport, there are also public internet computers (12 free Internet Access Points). Athens Airport also offers customary services like banks, exchange offices, ATM's, a First Aid station, a pharmacy and a post office.

Contact

Contact

Address

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos
International Airport
Administration Building 17
Spata 19019
Greece

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +30(0)210 353 0000
Fax: +30(0)210 353 2284
Email: airport_info@aia.gr

Airport codes

IATA airport code: ATH
ICAO airport code: LGAV

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