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.


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Athens airport (ATH)

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 North America.

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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: More than 12.3 million passengers went through it in 2021.

Tel: +30 210 353 0000. E-mail: [email protected] 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 / 0989).



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

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Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks on the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal.

Avance (Tel +30 210 353 3088 - 7:30 am to 10:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +30 210 353 0578-9 - 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 - 24 hours a day)
Sixt (Tel +30 210 353 0556 / 0576 - 24 hours a day)


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Parking services at Athens airport (ATH)


Book your parking space online and gain significant discounts. Short Term Parking (1 & 2) is located at the Arrivals Level, just across the Main Terminal Building, with 1,360 parking spaces available.

  • Walk only 1-2 minutes to the Main Terminal Building.
  • For up to 20 minutes, park at Short Term Parking (1 & 2) FREE OF CHARGE.

The Official Airport Parking teamed up with DEI Blue and has now installed 14 electric charging-points, compatible with all European standards (cable, vehicle) in the Short Term 1 Parking lot.

DEI Blue’s charging station combines a variety of AC and DC chargers, which can charge up to 120kW, covering all needs of EV-PHEV cars at the same charging point.

Disabled parking

Dedicated parking spaces are provided at the Short Term Parking lots (1 and 2) at the same cost as the ones at the Long Term Parking.


Book your parking space online and gain significant discounts. Long Term Parking is located across the airport`s main access road (Attiki Odos motorway), with 5,800 parking spaces available.

Transport to/from Long Term Parking:

  • Walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Main Terminal Building in approximately 5 minutes.
  • Use the Shuttle Bus free of charge. Transfer time: 5-6 minutes.

A 24-hour customer service is available. For assistance, please contact our parking personnel, pressing the information button at all auto pay stations or entry/exit control units.


Available ONLY for online bookings! It is recommended for longer stays at the lowest prices. The first 1,000 parking spots of the day are available at the lowest price of €5/day for online bookings with prepayment.

Transport to/from Economy Parking:

  • Use the Shuttle Bus free of charge. Transfer time: approximately 8-10 minutes. 
    Note that Shuttle bus service is temporarily available only at Long Term parking.

Disabled Parking

Dedicated parking spaces are available at Long Term Parking. Dedicated parking spaces are also provided at Short Term Parking (1 and 2) in the same pricing policy as Long Term Parking.


Just drive your car to the Departures Level (Entrance 3, Valet booth), hand over the car keys to the trained personnel and the car will be delivered back to you at the same location on the exact date and time you specify.

Car wash service is available.

  • Internal cleaning €9.00
  • External cleaning €11.00
  • Internal & External cleaning €16.00
  • Biological cleaning €50.00

Electric Vehicles

Electric charger is available. Simply ask the trained personnel to charge your electric vehicle and receive it ready upon your return.

Reservations can be made HERE.

In order to help you with any effects that Covid-19 may have had on your trip, if you wish to cancel your reservation and get a refund, please dial 210 3534260 (any time prior your scheduled entry to the parking area).

Shuttle bus service is available only at Long Term parking.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

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.

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Latest updates: January 30, 2022