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Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)

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Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
AddressAdministration Building 17, 19019 Spata, Athens, Greece
Telephone210 353 0000
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT +2 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationThe airport is located 33km (20 miles) southeast of Athens.
Airport codeATH
Country dialling code30
Airport newsA new above-ground link between the terminals opened in late 2010.
Transfer between terminalsAn underground walkway connects the Main Terminal with the Satellite Terminal.
Driving directionsFrom central Athens, the airport is accessed via the Attiki Odos toll road.
Car rentalAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt are represented at the airport, with offices located at the Arrivals level of the main terminal building.
Public transport and taxisBus: several bus routes connect the airport with Athens (journey time: 65 minutes) and Piraeus (journey time: 90 minutes) daily, 24 hours. Some connect with the metro. Two KTEL (tel: 210 880 8081; www.ktelattikis.gr - in Greek only) express services run between the airport and Markopoulo and Rafina. KTEL services also run to Lavrion, Kalyvia and Keratea; coaches depart from the Arrivals level of the main terminal, near door five.
Taxi: taxis leave from outside the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal Building.
Rail: the airport is linked to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis) and the port of Piraeus by the Suburban Rail system. Metro services also operate between the airport and the city (journey time: 45 minutes). Detailed service information is available from the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (www.oasa.gr).
Car parkingThere are spaces for around 7,100 cars at the airport. Short-term car parks P1 and P2 are located just outside the Arrivals halls of the Main Terminal. Long-term car park P3 is connected to the Main Terminal building via a courtesy shuttle bus and by a pedestrian bridge over the main road. Parking is free for 20 minutes in the short-term car parks. Valet parking service is also available (tel: 210 353 4260).
Information and help desksThe airport information line operates daily 24 hours (tel: 210 353 0000). There is an information desk in the main terminal.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: the Main Terminal has banks, bureaux de change, automatic exchange machines and ATMs, as well as a post office. Courtesy telephones are located throughout the airport. 
Eating and drinking:
most restaurants and bars are located in the Main Terminal.
Shopping: shops, which are concentrated in the Main Terminal, include duty-free. 
left-luggage (tel: 210 353 0160) and a lost property office (tel: 210 353 0515) are located in Arrivals in the Main Terminal. A porter service is available 24 hours (tel: 210 353 0100).
Otherfacilities: these include first aid, emergency medical services, a pharmacy, baby rooms and childrens' play area.
Conference and business facilitiesThe IT&T Business Centre (tel: 210 353 0533) has offices equipped with desktop PCs, internet access, telephones, photocopy and fax machines, laser and colour printers, scanners and office supplies; the centre also has one conference room. In addition, there are meeting rooms to hire. Wireless internet is available at access points throughout the terminals. Conference facilities are also available at the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel (tel: 210 354 4000; website: www.sofitelathens.gr). Eight dedicated business lounges are available in the Departures area.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities at the airport include easily accessible and text telephones, disabled toilets, adapted walkways and lifts for visually-impaired travellers, dedicated check-in counters and rest areas, 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 travel.
Airport hotelsThe Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel is located next to the terminals. Other hotels are available on the coast around 10km (6 miles) from the airport, and in the city centre.

Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel
The Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel is located next to the terminals at the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Facilities include a spa, restaurants, bars and extensive conference services.
19019 Spata, Athens International Airport
Athens, Greece
Tel: 210 354 4000
Web: www.sofitelathens.gr
Full airport nameAthens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
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