Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)

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Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
AddressAdministration Building 17, Spata-Loutsa Avenue, 19019 Spata, Athens, Greece
Telephone210 353 0000
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Eastern European Time: GMT/UTC +2 (GMT/UTC +3 from March 30 to October 26, 2014)
MapAthens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
LocationAthens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of central Athens.
Airport codeATH
Airport newsThe airport welcomed its first scheduled Airbus A380 services in October 2012.
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 rental firms Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and Sixt are represented at the airport, with offices located on the arrivals level of the Main Terminal.
Public transport and taxisBus: Several bus routes connect the airport with central Athens (travel time: 65 minutes; fare: €5) and Piraeus (travel time: 90 minutes; fare: €5) 24 hours a day. Some services also connect with the Metro.
Coach: Two KTEL (tel: 210 880 8081; 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. The fare to the city center is €35–40, and the travel 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 also operate between the airport and the city (travel time: 45 minutes; fare: €8). Detailed service information is available from the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (tel: 210 820 0999; www.oasa.gr).
Car parkingThere are spaces for about 7,100 cars at the airport. Short-term P1 and P2 parking lots are located just outside the arrivals halls of the Main Terminal; parking is free for 20 minutes in these lots. The long-term P3 parking lot is connected to the Main Terminal by a courtesy shuttle bus and a pedestrian bridge over the main road. Valet parking service is also available (tel: 210 353 4260).
Information and help desksThere is an information desk in the Main Terminal. Additionally, an airport information line (tel: 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 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: 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).
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 facilitiesThe Business Center (tel: 210 353 0533) has offices equipped with desktop PCs, Internet access, telephones, photocopy and fax machines, laser and color printers, scanners, and office supplies. It also has a conference room and meeting rooms available for rent. There are also seven dedicated business lounges in the departures area of the Main Terminal. Further conference facilities are available at the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel (tel: 210 354 4000; www.sofitel.com).
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for disabled passengers at the airport include accessible and text telephones, accessible toilets, adapted walkways and elevators, Braille signage, tactile flooring, and an alarm system to alert vision- and hearing-impaired passengers in case of emergency. Electric cars are available to transport disabled passengers between the two terminals, and there are about 90 designated disabled parking spaces. Disabled passengers should inform their airline of any special assistance required prior to traveling.
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 numerous options can be found in the city center.

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 location 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 center, 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
State or provinceGreece
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