Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)

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Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
AddressAttiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Athens, Greece
Telephone+30 210 353 0000.
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Eastern European Time: GMT/UTC +2 (GMT/UTC +3 from 30 March to 26 October 2014)
MapAthens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
LocationAthens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is located 33km (20 miles) southeast of central Athens.
Airport codeATH
Transfer between terminalsAn underground walkway and ground level path connect the Main Terminal with the Satellite Terminal.
Driving directionsFrom central Athens, the airport is accessed via the Attiki Odos toll road (A6), which circles around the north and east of the city.
Car rentalCar 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.
Public transport and taxisBus: Several bus routes connect the airport with central Athens (journey time: 65 minutes; fare: €5) and Piraeus (journey time: 90 minutes; fare: €5), 24 hours a day. Some services also connect with the Metro.
Coach: Two KTEL (tel: +30 210 880 8080; www.ktelattikis.gr – in Greek only) express services run between the airport, Markopoulo and Rafina. Other KTEL services also run to Lavrion, Kalyvia and Keratea. Coaches depart from the arrivals level of the Main Terminal, near door 5.
Taxi: Taxis leave from outside the arrivals level of the Main Terminal building. The fare to the city centre is €35-40, and the journey time is anywhere between 40 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic.
Rail: The airport is linked to Athens Central Railway Station (also known as Larissa Station) and the port of Piraeus by the suburban rail system. Metro services link the city to the airport via metro line 3 (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: €8). Detailed service information is available from the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (tel: +30 210 820 0999; www.oasa.gr).
Car parkingThere 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).
Information and help desksThere is an information desk in the Main Terminal. Additionally, an airport information line (tel: +30 210 353 0000) operates 24 hours a day.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: The Main Terminal has banks, bureaux de change, automatic exchange machines and ATMs.
Communications: 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 facilities: 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 facilitiesThere 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).
Disabled facilitiesFacilities 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.
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, while numerous options can be found in the city centre.

Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel
Boasting a spa, conference facilities and a choice of restaurants and bars, the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel is in an ideal position next to the terminals at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
19019 Spata, Athens International Airport
Athens, Greece
Tel: 210 354 4000.
Web: www.sofitel.com

Holiday Inn Athens Attica
The striking yellow and silver Holiday Inn provides a free shuttle service to and from the airport, which is less than 10 minutes away. This hotel houses a business centre, indoor pool, restaurant, bar and gift shop. Extensive meeting space is available for business guests.
Attica Avenue
Athens 19002, Greece
Tel: 210 668 9000.
Web: holidayinn.com
Full airport nameAthens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
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