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Athens International Airport Reviews

Athens International Airport Reviews-wonder womanWhen you first hear the word Athens, what comes to your mind first? Greece? The Greeks? Amazons? Did you know that the Amazons were based on Greek mythology? And, when we talk about Amazon, there’s only one Amazon who caught our attention recently. Wonder Woman:  a fictional character from DC comics, but who has been mainstream lately due to the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

Moving forward, the airport is more known as “Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport,” which is named after Elefthérios Venizélos, a prominent Cretan political figure and Prime Minister of Greece, who made a significant contribution to the development of Greek aviation and the Hellenic Air Force in the 1930s. Today, let’s take a closer look at Athens International Airport (ATH).

Airport Facilities

Athens International Airport Reviews-shopWith an estimated passenger volume annually reaching 18 million, Athens International Airport has several facilities, restaurants, and other services found throughout. To know your way around, start by referring to the information desk in the main terminal.

Eleven restrooms are located in the departures level and two more in the arrivals area. Though, showers are only available in the 8 lounges. For safety precaution, a 24-hour emergency is available at the airport. There are a total of 11 food and beverage establishments 14 shopping stalls, and 25 retail services.Athens International Airport Reviews-bar

Free WiFi is available at Athens Airport for 45 minutes. Connect to the “ATH Free Wi-Fi” network. ATH is fairly new with modern facilities and amenities. Please be advised that airport staff do not allow sleeping at the airport and will wake up anyone attempting to do so.

Getting To and From

The drive could also take up to forty-five minutes, depending on traffic conditions.  The airport is in the Attica region of Greece and its main access road is the E94.  Athens is located to the far south of Thessaloniki and Larissa.  Areas nearby to Athens and the airport include Mandra, Glifada, Kalyvia Thorikou, and Artemida.

Athens International Airport Reviews-Shuttle BusPassengers arriving by private vehicle can park at the airport, in either short-stay or long-term parking areas. The short-term car park is within walking distance of the terminal, but the long-term car park is served by free shuttle buses (or is about a ten-minute walk over a pedestrian bridge).

Passengers can also reach the airport by bus, train or taxi.  The airport’s train station is on the Athens Metro Blue Line 3, and provides a convenient connection to central Athens. The station is also served by suburban trains.  Frequent public bus connections are available from a couple of locations in the city, as well as from a few regional locations, and taxis can be used at any hour of the day or night.

Location – Traffic – Service

Athens International is located nearby the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata, and Loutsa, and is approximately 20 km or 12 miles east of central Athens, although the drive to the airport will cover a distance of about 30 km.

Athens International Airport Reviews-passenger trafficThe public airport serves as the main airport serving Athens and is the busiest airport in Greece. ATH is an international airport which was designed to accommodate the largest aircraft carrier in the world (Airbus A380); it also serves as the hub for Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, and Olympic Air. Since Athens International Airport is the 30th busiest airport in Europe, they had accommodated a total of 18,086,894 passengers last year, which made a 19% increase in traffic change compared to 2014’s at 15 million.

Airport/Terminal Map

Athens International Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:       ATH
  • Phone Number:   +30 21 0353 0000
  • Website URL:       http://www.aia.gr/traveler/
  • Address:              Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece


To be honest, this review alone is not enough to describe Athens International Airport. ATH has a lot to offer. If you’ll be asking how did we know about the airport, well, actually through word of mouth. The airport is actually part of the World’s Top 100 Airports. Knowing Greece as one of the best destinations in the world, it’s quite obvious why they have to work on accommodating the volumes of passengers annually. And, they are good at this.

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