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Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)

Overview

Athens International Airport is the largest airport in the country and Greece's main gateway. It processes more than 15 million passengers every year. Located 20 miles (33km) southeast of downtown Athens, the airport welcomes flights from all over the world, including cities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Athens International is a spacious and modern facility with plenty of shopping and dining options to keep passengers busy. Travellers with long layovers can visit the airport's museum and see the archaeological discoveries made when the Athens International was built. The airport is pleasant and the staff is friendly. It has also won several awards for energy efficiency and environmental awareness.

Location

The airport is situated 20 miles (33km) southeast of Athens city centre.

Getting to the city

Metro Line 3 connects the airport with central Athens. The airport is also served by four public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, with buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is also connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +30 21 353 0000.

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Athens International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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