Airports in Athens

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)


The main gateway to all the delights of a holiday in Greece, Athens International Airport is the largest airport in the country and processes more than 15 million passengers each year. Located 12 miles (20km) east of downtown Athens, flights to Athens International Airport arrive from all over the world, including cities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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


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

Getting to the city

The easiest and quickest way to reach the city centre from the airport is on board Athens' new Metro. Metro Line 3 connects the airport with Syntagma Square and Monastiraki. The airport is also served by six public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line. Finally, there are plenty of taxis to be hired at the ranks in front of the airport terminals, fares charged on a per kilometre basis.


GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).


Tel: +30 210 353 0000.

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

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