Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" began operation on 29 March 2001 and is the primary civilian airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is named after Eleftherios Venizelos, the prominent Cretan political figure and Prime Minister of Greece, who made a significant contribution to the development of Greek aviation and the Hellenic Air Force in the 1930s.
Information: There is an information desk in the Main Terminal. Additionally, an airport information line (tel: +30 210 353 0000) operates 24 hours a day.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer between terminals: An underground walkway and ground level path connect the Main Terminal with the Satellite Terminal.
Address: Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Athens, Greece
Location: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is located 33km (20 miles) southeast of central Athens.
No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +30
Telephone: +30 210 353 0000.
• Money: The Main Terminal has banks, bureaux de change, automatic exchange machines and ATMs.
• Courtesy telephones are located throughout Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access (for up to 60 minutes) is offered in the terminals. There are post offices on both levels of the Main Terminal.
• Food: Most restaurants and bars are located in the Main Terminal’s departure area, but there are a few options in Arrivals. The Satellite Terminal also has a restaurant.
• Shopping: Shops, including duty-free for passengers exiting the EU, are concentrated in the departures area of the Main Terminal. A full range of goods is available, including local gift items. There are a few further options in Arrivals and in the Satellite Terminal.
• Luggage: Left-luggage services (tel: +30 210 353 0352) and a lost property office (tel: +30 210 353 0515) are located in Arrivals in the Main Terminal. A porter service is available 24 hours (tel: +30 210 353 0100).
• Other: Other facilities at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport include first aid and emergency medical services, a pharmacy, baby changing rooms and a children’s play area.
• Conference and business: There are seven dedicated business lounges in the departures area of the Main Terminal, providing basic business facilities. Further conference facilities are available at the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel tel: +30 210 354 4000;www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-3167-sofitel-athens-airport/index.shtml
• Disabled facilities: Facilities for disabled passengers at the airport include: easily accessible and text telephones, disabled toilets, adapted walkways and lifts, Braille signage, tactile flooring, and an alarm system to alert visually and hearing-impaired passengers in case of emergency.
• Electric cars are available to transport disabled passengers between the two terminals, and there are around 90 disabled car parking spaces at the airport.
• Disabled passengers should inform their airline of any special assistance required prior to travelling.
• Car parking: There are spaces for around 7,100 cars at the airport. Short-term P1 and P2 car parks are located just outside the arrivals halls of the Main Terminal – parking is free for 20 minutes in these short-term car parks. The long-term P3 car park is connected to the Main Terminal building via a courtesy shuttle bus and by a pedestrian bridge over the main road. A valet parking service is also available (tel: +30 210 353 4260).
• Car rental: Car hire firms Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and Sixt are represented at the airport, with offices located on the arrivals level of the Main Terminal building.
The Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel is located next to the terminals. Other hotels are available on the coast, around 10km (6 miles) from the airport, while numerous options can be found in the city centre.
Driving directions: From central Athens, the airport is accessed via the Attiki Odos toll road (A6), which circles around the north and east of the city.
Athens Metro connects the airport with main places in Athens including Syntagma and Monastiraki (blue line, metro map). The trip from Airport to Monastiraki take 40 minutes. You can further change metro line to go up to Piraeus port or elsewhere. The metro departs from the airport every 30' min (05' and 35' from 6:35 to 23:35).
• One-way ticket for one person: 8.00 €
• Return ticket for one person: 14.00 €
• One-way ticket for 2 persons: 14.00 €
• One-way ticket for 3 persons: 20.00 €
• One-way half price tickets (students younger than 25, youngsters 6-18, people older than 65+): 4.00 €
• Children under 6 years : Free
• Link: www.stasy.gr/index.php
Buses from Athens Airport
There are four different bus routes starting from Athens airport. They are available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Starting point: You can catch the bus from the designated area at the arrivals level (between Exit 4 and Exit 5)
Departure time: The buses leave every 30 to 60 minutes depending on the route. For the exact departure times for each route check the timetables.
Get your tickets: Tickets are available from the bus drivers, from the ticket kiosk at the bus departure area and from all the metro stations around Athens.
Ticket price: There are only one-way tickets and cost 5.00 €. Children under 6 years can travel free. Half price tickets at 2.50 € area vailable for:
• Students upon showing their Student Card (University ID) plus Passport or ID
• People of age 6 to 18 years old
• People older than 65 years when showing their ID
You can read the descriptions below to find out which bus is the most useful for you. More detail information, including maps and full descriptions of the routes, can be also found at : athensairportbus.com/en/index_en.htm
Route X95: Syntagma - Athens Airport
Use this bus if you would like to go the Athens center (Syntagma square). Many ancient monument are in a walking distance from there: the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Acropolis museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman Market and much more. Also, from Syntagma square you can catch a taxi to anywhere in Athens with quite low .
Hotels near Syntagma square: Athens Plaza, Electra Hotel, Amalia hotel, Hermes Hotel, Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens Cypria, Esperia Palace, Athens Center Square, Cecil Hotel, Plaka Hotel, Athens Way, Titania Hotel....
Route X96: Piraeus - Athens Airport
This is the bus to use is you plan to take a ferry from Piraeus to the greek islands (Santorin, Mykonos, Paros, Kos, Crete, Rhodes etc.). It takes about 90 min from Athens airport to Piraeus depending on the traffic. However its a nice route if you have the time.
Route X93: Kifisouavenue - Athens Airport
Connects Athens airport with Athens intercity bus station. The trip takes about 65 min. This bus route is the only way to reach the intercity bus station besides taxi. It departs every 40 minutes. Be careful not to confuse the name of this bus with that of bus X92.
Route X97: Dafni - Athens Airport
This route connects Athens Airport with Dafni metro station. See map, blue line. It departs every 40 to 60 minutes.
Athens suburban railway connects Athens airport, "Eleftherios Venizelos" with locations around Athens. It also stops to Larisis train station from where you can find train to every major Greek city and the Balkans.