Athens International Airport (ATH)
A highly modern facility, which has been in operation since 2001, Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) is next to Spata, Liopesi, Paiania and Markopoulon. Serving some 14.5 million passengers each year and standing around 32 km / 20 miles to the south-east of central Athens, the airport is easy to reach by a range of transport.
Travel to a vast array of domestic and international destinations is available from Athens Airport and visitors can rest assured that it has an excellent reputation for efficiency. With over 15,000 people working at the facility itself, the airport has been responsible for a major boost in Athens economy and features a neighbouring retail park, which can be reached along the Attiki Odos Highway and comes complete with Olympus Plaza Food Parks.
Ground transportation options to and from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) are plentiful, with buses, trains and the highly efficient metro rail service (Monastiraki line) running to and from a variety of destinations in downtown Athens and beyond, such as nearby Kallithea, Kalivia, Rafina and Piraeus, and further afield, Lavrio (south-east) and Chalandri (north-west). The airport itself is linked to central Athens by the Attiki Odos ring road.
About Athens Tourism
Athens is a large, cosmopolitan city and a popular tourist destination, famous for its association with the Olympic Games. The capital of Greece offers both modern and ancient attractions, with many spectacular landmarks famous the world over. Visitors to Athens will find famous sights, such as the Acropolis and Hadrian's Roman Arch, both of which date back literally thousands of years.
The Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) is a true gateway to history, culture and all things Greek. A taste of the past can be enjoyed at the National Archaeological Museum, Benaki Museum, Byzantine Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art. More modern delights in Athens can be found by checking out the city's thriving night scene, which offers restaurants, traditional Greek tavernas, casinos, bars, nightclubs with tsifteteli (traditional Greek dancing) and more.
Athens International Airport (ATH):|
|Address: Administration Building 17, 5th km Spata-Loutsa Avenue, GR-190 19 Spata, Athens, El Venizelos, Greece|
|Airport Code: ATH
Tel: +30 210 3530000
Fax: +30 210 3532284