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Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, ATH, Greece
Name: Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, ATH, Greece
If you’re traveling to Athens, it’s likely that you’ll land at the Eleftherios Venizelos airport. This hub is a gateway to Greece, and may serve as your introduction to this beautiful country. Once you touch down, you can expect a welcoming, yet bustling airport that has all the amenities you could ask for. Traveling to Athens? Here’s what you need to know about Eleftherios Venizelos airport.
Also known as Athens International Airport, this is one of the primary travel centres in Greece. Operations at this airport started in 2001 to help accommodate the Olympics. It’s currently Europe’s 26th busiest airport. While it may be smaller than some of the world’s busiest travel hubs, this airport still sees millions of passengers per year.
Athens International Airport saw 25 million passengers in 2018.
This airport has two runways.
Eleftherios Venizelos Airport serves Athens, Greece.
Some of the most frequent journeys from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport can be found below:
It is possible to add a stop onto the journey (additional fees may apply).
If you’re visiting Athens, here are some of the top things to see and do:
This ancient cidal is one of the most popular sites in Athens. History buffs will love to take a few hours to explore these ruins. The regal columns are probably the most noteworthy, but the entire scene is truly worth the trip.
This is another classic structure that travellers must-see when in Athens. It’s a symbol of democracy in Athens, as well as the rise of western civilization. It was built in 447 BC and dedicated to the Goddess, Athena.
Spend some time indoors viewing some of the most incredible artefacts in Athens. These ancient items were taken from the archaeological site of the Acropolis to be put on display. The museum itself was built over ancient ruins and features glass floors in some areas so visitors can view the history below.
If you haven’t had your fill of history, this museum should be your next stop. This is one of the largest and most significant archaeological museums in the world, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore. You’ll find the world’s oldest analogue computer, a gold funeral mask dating back to the 16th century BC, and beautiful frescoes from the Bronze Age.
Visitors who want to spend some time soaking up the sun can do so on Edem Beach. It’s not the most luxurious beach in Greece, but it's perfect for a little relaxing and swimming when you want a break from touring the sites. There are not many amenities, but you can find a taverna on the beach for refreshments.
This outdoor market is a great place to get a glimpse of local life. You’ll find fresh produce, meats, and souvenirs while wandering around. It’s truly an authentic experience so don’t be surprised if the vendors don’t speak English. You will need to point or practice the local language to get the items you want.
As we have partnerships with a number of local taxi services within Greece, we are able to arrange transport for everyone. Some of the options we have available are (please note this will vary between airports):
We currently offer business travel options from this airport.
Here at Taxi2Airport, we want to take the stress away from booking your airport transfer, so we put together a short guide on how you book with us:
* Pick-Up Time: Please factor in travel time when requesting your pick-up time, especially if you need to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight takes off.
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Not the right airport for you? Here are a few airports that are close to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport: