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Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, opened on March 29, 2001, to replace Ellinikon Airport for the Olympic Games of 2004, is the largest in Greece and one of the busiest in Europe. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, northern Africa, Asia and the United States.
Official Website: aia.gr
Number of Terminals - 2 - Main Terminal and Satellite Terminal, open 24 hours a day and connected through an underground tunnel and an above ground walkway.
Annual passenger traffic: 24.1 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +30 210 353 0000. There are information counters in the Arrivals and Departures areas of the Main Terminal and on the Departures level of the Satellite Terminal. Tourist office on the Arrivals level, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Tel +30 210 353 0390).
The airport is located in Spata, 33 km (20 miles) southeast from the city of Athens.See Map
There are car rental desks on the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal.
Avis (Tel +30 210 353 0578 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +30 210 353 0553 - 24 hours a day)
Enterprise (Tel +30 210 353 3323 / 3324 / 3354 - 24 hours a day)
Hertz (Tel +30 210 353 4900 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +30 210 353 0556 - 24 hours a day)
Different options for short and long stays. Valet parking service opposite the Departures level, gate 3. There are also free spaces for motorcycles in front of the Arrivals level and charging stations for electric vehicles. Prices and reservations
P1 & P2 - Short-term parking, 1-2 minutes away and opposite the terminal, on the Arrivals level. The first 20 min. have no charge.
P3 - Car park for long stays across from the main access road. A courtesy shuttle connects the lot with the terminal building in 5-6 min.
Facilities include elevators, adapted telephones and restrooms, Braille signage, accessible counters, reserved parking spaces and electric vehicles for passenger transport. Children travelling alone will be escorted by the airline crew. Inform your airline about your needs at least 48 hours in advance.
Latest updates: May 16, 2019