Athens Venizelos (ATH) Airport

Athens Venizelos ATH Airport Overview

Athens Venizelos International Airport AIA, opened in 2001, is Greece's primary airport, serving its capital City Athens and surrounding areas.  In June 2014, ACI-Europe has voted AIA as being 'Best Airport' in the 10-25 million passenger category.

AIA Airport is located between the towns of Markopoulo and Loutsa, in the Region of Attica, and 20 km southeast of the city center of Athens. The main access road to the Airport is Attiki Odos, or the E94 (Exit 20). Furthermore, Metroline 3 makes a stop at the Airport.

With two very long runways and about 15M passengers yearly, Athens International Airport is hub to Olympic Air & Aegean Airlines, and is served by a host of airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Domestic airlines offer connections to the myriad of Greek islands scattered in the Aegean Sea, as well to destinations on the mainland.

The on-Airport Sofitel Airport hotel is close to the passenger terminals (tel. 210 354 4000 or open:

Athens Venizelos Airport has a Main Terminal and a Satellite Terminal. 

Current and future Airport developments:  While in 2015 the redevelopment of the non-Schengen area was completed, the Schengen area is being totally rebuilt in a different concept and will include duty-free stores.  A retail tender  was issued late April 2016 for 21 concessions - 12 of which include press, fashion & accessories, electronics, luggage & books; as well as 2 service and 7 food & drink concessions - spread over the satellite terminal (main terminal building) and taxi parking area.  Tentative completion is April 2017.

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