Athens airport (ATH)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, opened on March 29, 2001, to replace Ellinikon Airport for the 2004 Olympic Games, is the largest in Greece and one of the busiest in Europe. It operates domestic and international flights to destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Main Terminal and Satellite Terminal, open 24 hours a day and connected by an underground tunnel and an above-ground walkway.

Annual passenger traffic: 22.7 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +30 210 353 0000 - FACEBOOK

Information desks are located in the Arrivals and Departures areas of the Main Terminal and on the boarding level of the Satellite Terminal. Tourist Office on the Arrivals level, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Tel +30 210 353 0390 / 0989).


The airport is located in Spata, 33 km (20 miles) southeast of the city of Athens.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental counters are available on the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal.

  1. Avance (Tel +30 210 353 3088)
  2. Avis (Tel +30 210 353 0578-9 - 24 hours a day)
  3. Enterprise (Tel +30 210 353 3323 / 3324 / 3354 - 24 hours a day)
  4. Europcar (Tel +30 210 353 0413 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
  5. Hertz (Tel +30 210 353 4900 - 24 hours a day)
  6. Sixt (Tel +30 210 353 0556 / 0576 - 24 hours a day)

Parking services at Athens airport (ATH)

You will find different options for parking your vehicle within the airport grounds. The first 20 minutes are free of charge. More information: Tel +30 210 353 4260. Rates

Short Term Parking (1 & 2) - For short stays, on the Arrivals level, 1-2 minutes from the main building. Charging stations for electric vehicles and free spaces for motorbikes in car park 1.
Long Term Parking - Long-term parking area located off the airport access road. You can reach the terminal by walking across a pedestrian bridge or boarding a free shuttle bus.
Economy Parking - More remote and cheaper sectors, available by online booking only. Access to terminals via free shuttle services.
Valet Parking - Reception located on the boarding level, entrance 4. Car wash services are also available.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

The facilities include lifts, adapted telephones and toilets, Braille signage, accessible counters, reserved parking spaces and electric vehicles for transferring people. Unaccompanied minors will be escorted by airline staff. Inform your airline of your needs at least 48 hours in advance.


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Latest updates: August 18, 2023