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Athens Internatinal Airport
Athens International Airport

The prize winning new Eleftherios Venizelos International Athens Airport in Spata, also know as ATH, opened on 29th March 2001. On your arrival, you will be happily surprised finding yourself in a very modern and bright looking airport. There are numerous shops and food concessions, wireless internet zones and free internet kiosks.

Keep in mind that getting to the luggage carousels will take you about 20 minutes from gate B8 in the satellite terminal and about 10 minutes from A8 using the travelators and escalators. Thanks to 11 baggage claim conveyor belts, getting your luggage no longer is a horror. Have a 1 Euro coin ready if you want to use the luggage carts.

The Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos AirportEvery passenger arriving from a non-EU country must declare whether they are carrying quantities exceeding the legal limits. Customs control activities are performed using a three-channel system:

- Green channel for passengers arriving from Non-EU countries
   with no goods to declare.
- Red channel for passengers arriving from Non-EU countries
   carrying goods to declare.
- Blue channel for passengers arriving from EU-Countries (free of routine controls).

Hellenic Customs has the right to perform spot checks even at the green or blue channels.

On your departure, make sure you are at the airport at least 2 hours before your plane leaves especially in the busy season. Check-in immediately so you will know which gate you have to go to and when it closes... unless Athens has you in it's spell and you want to stay there forever. Top

Photo gallerySee photos of the airport


Luggage storage

In the far right corner of the arrival hall, you will find the luggage storage area operated by Paciffic. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Storage Time
up to
Small
max 50x30x20 cm
Medium
max 65x50x25 cm
Large
max 100x50x50 cm
6 hours
3,00
5,00
7,00
12 hours
4,00
6,00
8,00
18 hours
5,00 €
7,00
9,00 €
24 hours
6,00
8,50
11,50
36 hours
7,00
10,50
14,00
2 days
9,00
12,50
16,00
3 days
12,00
16,50
21,50
4 days
15,00
21,00
26,50
5 days
18,00
25,00
32,00
6 days
21,00
29,00
37,00
7 days
23,50
33,00
42,50
8 days
26,50
37,00
48,00
9 days
30,00
41,00
53,00
10 days
33,00
45,00
58,00
10+ days
per extra day
33,00 + 2,50
45,00 + 3,50
58,00 + 4,50
Special items (i,e, canoe, surf board, bicycle etc.) will be accepted if space is available at 15,00 per piece per day.



Shops at Athens AirportDuty free

The following goods may be imported into Greece by visitors without incurring customs duty by:

- Residents of European countries with goods bought duty-
  free outside the EU: 800 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 400
  cigarillos or 1kg of tobacco, 10 liter of alcoholic beverage or
  90 liter of wine and 110 liter of beer. There is no limit for
  perfume.

- Residents of countries outside Europe with goods obtained duty-free outside the EU: 200
  cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 gram of tobacco, 1 liter of alcoholic beverage over
  22 per cent or 2 liter of alcohol beverages of 22 per cent or less and 2 liter of wine and liquors, 50
  gram of perfume and 250 ml of eau de cologne and gifts up to a value of 175 € per person.

The tobacco and alcohol allowances listed above are not available to passengers under the age of 18.

Restricted items: it is forbidden to bring in plants with soil. One wind surfboard per person may be imported/exported duty-free, if registered in the passport on arrival. The export of antiquities is prohibited without the a written permission of the Archaeological Service in Athens. You will be prosecuted if you ignore this.

Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU: on 30 June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all 27 EU member states. Although there are now no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another, with the exceptions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where limits are imposed, travelers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only. Read more on our Shopping in the EU page Top

Eleftherios Venizelos

Elfeftherios Venizelos (1864-1936) was born in Crete. He was a great politician who became one of the most charismatic European leaders of his time. He founded the Liberal Party and served as Prime Minister of Greece in the troubled times of the Balkan Wars (1912-13), World War I (1914-18), the Asia Minor campaign (1919-22) and through a Eleftherios Venizelospart of the unsettled and creative mid-war period.

Through his policies he came into conflict with the monarchy. He contributed to the expansion of the Greek State and set the basis for the modernisation of Greek society, particularly in the years 1928-32.

Venizelos was adored and at the same time hated more than any other Greek politician. Apart from being a landmark in Greek history, he is still a point of reference throughout Greece.


Exchange money with exchange offices in the center of AthensExchanging money

No No No
• Do not bring travellers checks. The banks in Greece will charge you a fee
  for cashing them.
• Do not change money in your home country. You’ll get a lesser exchange
  rate there then when you do in Greece.
• Do not change money in hotels, restaurants, taxi’s etc.
• Banks will give you a better exchange rate than exchange offices but they
  will charge a commission fee.
• Do not exchange more money than you will need for the next few days.

Yes, Yes, Yes
• Bring cash and keep it in the room safe or the safe at the hotel reception.
• Change just enough money at the Athens International Airport upon your arrival to pay for the
  express bus to the center of Athens (3,20 Euro per person), the metro (see fares below) or a taxi
  (not more than 30 Euro into town) as well as for any expenses you will have that day if you arrive
  in the evening (dinner, a drink etc.)
• Exchange money at exchange offices that you will find in the center of Athens and in most major
  tourist destinations.
• Exchange offices (you will find them mostly around Syntagma Square, Plaka, Omonia and
  Monastiraki) have a lower exchange rate then banks but they do not charge a commission fee
  resulting in a more favourable exchange for you than with the higher exchange rate and the
  commission fee of banks. Make sure you exchange money at commission free exchange offices;
  some do charge a commission fee. Ask before you exchange money. Top


Airlines

 
Airlines
Address
Contact
Reservations
Airport
Lost & Found
JP
ADRIA AIRWAYS
572 Vouliagmenis Avenue & Karaiskaki Street, Argyroupoli
210 9947263
210 3530170
210 3568339
A3
AEGEAN AIRLINES
31 Viltanioti Street, 145 64 Kifissia
210 6261000
210 3530101
210 3530546
EI
AER LINGUS
No local office
818 3650000
210 3530376
210 3530585
SU
AEROFLOT
14, Xenofontos Street, 105 57 Athens
210 3220986
210 3531101
210 3530585
VV
AEROSVIT AIRLINES
36-38 Syngrou Avenue, 117 43 Athens
210 9210710
210 3534020
210 3568339
BT
AIR BALTIC
15 Panepistimiou Street., 105 64, Athens
210 3274930
210 3274930
210 3530585
AB
AIR BERLIN
No local office
210 3533370
210 3530170
210 3568339
CA
AIR CHINA
41, Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, 106 75 Athens
210 7220630
210 3534245
210 3568339
AF
AIR FRANCE
7, Megalou Alexandrou Street, Argyroupoli
210 9970700
210 3530380
210 3530585
KM
AIR MALTA
151, Kyprou Av. 164 51 Argyroupoloi
210 9652300
210 3530170
210 3530153
9U
AIR MOLDOVA
15, Panepistimiou St. 105 64 Athens
210 3274930
210 3530376
210 3530585
AP
AIR One
151, Kyprou Avenue, 164 51 Argyroupolis
210 9637 845
210 3534289
210 3530585
TS
AIR TRANSAT
80-88, Syngrou Avenue, 117 41 Athens
210 9244345
210 3530418
210 3530153
LV
ALBANIAN AIRLINES
No local office
00355 4235162
210 3530418
210 3530153
AZ
ALITALIA
80, Poseidonos Avenue, 17455 Alimos
210 9988888
210 3534284
210 3568339
U8
ARMAVIA
15, Panepistimiou St. 105 64 Athens
210 3274930
210 3530376
210 3530585
ZF
ATHENS AIRWAYS
38, VasileosKonstantinou Street, Koropi
210 6696600
-
210 3530153
 
ATLANT SOYUZ
26, Filellinon Street, 105 57 Athens
210 3317542
-
210 3530585
OS
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
18 Vouliagmenis Avenue, 166 75 Glyfada
210 9601240
210 3533425
210 3568339
BBO
BABOO
15, Panepistimiou Street, 105 64 Athens
210 3274951
210 3274951
210 3530153
KF
Blue 1
85, Vouliagmenis Avenue., 166 74 Glyfada
210 3530373
210 3530373
210 3530585
BA
BRITISH AIRWAYS
1, Themistokleous Street, 166 74 Glyfada
801 1156000
210 3531170
210 3530153
SN
Brussels Airlines
13, Omirou Street, 106 72 Athens
210 3660660
210 3530418
210 3530153
FB
BULGARIA AIR
33, Nikis Street, Syntagma Square, 105 65 Athens
210 3228113
210 3531156
210 3530585
V3
CARPATAIR
No local office
00 800 127425
-
210 3568120
XG
CLICKAIR
No local office
210 35 37600
-
210 35 68120
CO
Continental Airlines
25, Filellinon Street, Athens
800 44 143592
210 3530678
210 3530153
OK
CSA CZECH AIRLINES
151, Kyprou Avenue, 164 51 Argyroupolis
210 9652957
210 3531252
210 3568339
CY
CYPRUS AIRWAYS
Athens International Airport, Main Terminal Building, 190 19 Athens
210 3534100
210 3534312
210 3530153
DL
DELTA AIR LINES
Athens International Airport, Main Terminal Building, 190 19 Athens
800 44129506
210 3530116
210 3530153
DL
DELTA AIR LINES
Athens International Airport, Main Terminal Building, 190 19 Athens
800 44129506
210 3530116
210 3530153
7D
DONBASSAERO AIRLINES
26, Filellinon Street, Syntagma Square, 105 57 Athens
210 3317542
-
210 3530585
EZY
EASYJET
No local office
210 3530300
210 3530376
210 3530585
MS
EGYPTAIR
26, Vouliagmenis Av. 117 43 N. Kosmos
210 9212818
210 3531272
210 3568339
LY
EL-AL
225-227, Syngrou Avenue, Nea Smyrni
210 9341500
210 3531004
210 3568339
EK
Emirates
128, Syngrou Ave. 6th floor, 17671 Kallithea
210 9333400
210 3531174
210 3530153
AY
FINNAIR
60, Kolokotroni Street, 105 60 Athens
210 3255235
210 3533717
210 3530153
A9
GEORGIAN AIRWAYS
7, Syngrou Avenue, 117 43 Athens
210 9213400
-
210 3568120
4U
GERMANWINGS
No local office
211 0003232
210 3530418
210 3530153
GF
GULFAIR
33, Nikis Street, Syntagma Square, 105 65 Athens
210 3220851
210 3531566
210 3530585
IB
IBERIA LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA
Athens International Airport Main Terminal Building, P.O. Box: 80114, 190 19 Spata
210 3537600
-
210 3568339,
ILL
ILYICH-AVIA
38 Voulis & Ippitou Street, 105 57 Athens
210 3244452
210 3533717
210 3530153
JU
JAT AIRWAYS
10, Amerikis Street, 106 71 Athens
210 3634572
210 3533717
210 3568339
KL
KLM -ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES
7, Megalou Alexandrou Street, Argyroupoli
210 9110000
210 3533436
210 3530153
LO
LOT POLISH AIRLINES
15 Panepistimiou Street, 105 64 Athens
210 3274920
210 3530376
210 3530585
LH
LUFTHANSA GERMAN AIRLINES
18-20, Sorou Street 151 25 Maroussi
210 6175200
-
210 3530585
MA
MALEV HUNGARIAN AIRLINES
15, Panepistimiou Street, 105 64 Athens
210 3274940
210 3530376
210 3530585
ME
MEA-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES-AIR LIBAN
17 Filellinon Street, 105 57 Athens
2103226911
210 3530138
210 3530153
8I
MYAIR
No local office
0044 20 736515 97
210 3530376
210 35 30530
DY
NORWEGIAN
No local office
0047 21 490015 (Norway)
0048 22 2111740 (Poland)
210 3534003
210 3530153
OA
OLYMPIC AIRLINES
96, Syngrou Avenue, 117 41 Athens
210 966 6666
210 3568339
210 3568120
QR
QATAR AIRWAYS
170, Syngrou Avenue, 176 71 Kallithea
210 9508700
210 3534011
210 3530153
 
ROSSIYA AIRLINES
54, Egnatias Street, 54 624 Thessaloniki
210 3274930
210 3530376
210 3530585
RJ
ROYAL JORDANIAN
80-88 Syngrou Avenue , 117 41 Athens
210 9242600
210 3530141
210 3530153
SK
SAS SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES
85, Vouliagmenis Avenue., 166 74 Glyfada
210 3530373
210 3530373
210 3530585
SV
SAUDI AREBIAN AIRLINES
15, Panepistimiou Street, 105 65 Athens
210 3274960
210 3530376
210 3530585
SQ
SINGAPORE AIRLINES
103, Kallirios Street, Athens
90 1140 4011
210 3531259
210 3568339
NE
SKY EUROPE AIRLINES
No local office
00421 233017301
210 3535393
210 3568339
NB
STERLING EUROPEAN AIRLINES
No local office
0045 70 108484 (Denmark)
0046 08 587691 48 (Sweden)
0047 81558810 (Norway)
210 3534003
210 3568339
LX
SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
18-20, Sorou Street 151 25, Maroussi
210 6175320
210 3530382
210 3530153
RB
SYRIANAIR
39, Panepistimiou Street, 105 64 ?thens
210 3238711
210 3531179
210 3568339
RO
TAROM ROMANIAN AIR TRANSPORT
80-88, Syngrou Avenue, Athens
210 9218800
210 9218800
210 3530153
TG
THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL
32, El. Velizelos Avenue, 166 75 Glyfada
210 9692020
210 3531237
210 3530153
TU
TUNIS AIR SOCIETE TUNISIENNE DE L'AIR
14, Xenofontos Street, 105 57 Athens
210 3220104
-
210 3568339
TU
TURKISH AIRLINES
Athens International Airport, Building 17, 190 19 Spata
210 3537280
210 3530401
210 3530585
US
US AIRWAYS
No local office
800 44143811
210 3530365
210 3530585
HY
UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS
501, Vouliagmenis Avenue, 163 41 Ilioupoli
210 9944201
-
2103568339
VY
VUELING AIRLINES
No local office
0034 902 33 39 33
210 3530376
210 3530585
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Domestic flights from Athens airport

Alexandroupolis
Leros
Astypalaia
Milos
Chania
Mykonos
Chios
Mytilene
Corfu
Naxos
Heraklion
Paros
Ikaria
Preveza
Ioannina
Rhodes
Kalymnos
Samos
Karpathos
Santorini
Kastelorizo
Sitia
Kastoria
Skiathos
Kavala
Skyros
Kefallonia
Syros
Kerkyra
Thessaloniki
Kos
Thira
Lemnos
Zakynthos

  

 
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