Athens Airport Information - ATH

Athens International Airport

Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, more commonly known as Athens International Airport, opened in 2001. It was named after the respected statesman who led modern Greece as its Prime Minster during the early 1900s, in recognition of his contribution to Greek aviation.

Athens International Airport is located 20km east of Athens city centre and is easily accessible by toll road, train, metro and bus.

Each year around fifteen million passengers pass through Athens International Airport’s main terminal and satellite terminal. The small satellite terminal is within walking distance of the main terminal and serves flights departing for, or arriving from non European destinations only. However, all travellers are required to check in at the main terminal building.

If you are planning to travel around by car, then you should take a look at the many Athens airport car hire options which are available; or if you prefer to be driven to your destination then you can book Athens airport transfers through ShuttleDirect.

The airport is operated by Athens International Airport SA, a joint venture led by the Greek state government and a private consortium of investors led by a subsidiary of German construction company Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft.

Germany, Spain, Italy and Norway are among the most popular destinations from Athens International Airport which is served by 45 airlines including Norwegian Air Shuttle, Easyjet, Germanwings and Aegean Airlines. British Airways, Lufthansa, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines are among those with executive airline lounges within the airport.

Thanks to its geographic position, Athens International Airport is becoming more and more important as a gateway between Europe, Asia and the Middle East.