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The airport of Athens El. Venizelos is located close to Spata, about 33 km southeast of the center of Athens.
The runways are approximately 4 kilometers in length. The airport was developed by apublic-private partnership and Greece holds 55% of the shares. This is among the most expensive airports in Europe due to high taxes, but it is very modern and has excellent facilities including restaurants, cafes, shops, and others. The airport receives flights from all over the world.
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Athens International Airport is located 33 km southeast of Athens, the capital of Greece, and is easily accessible by car via Attiki Odos, a large motorway that constitutes the Athens City Ring Road. Its location is close to the port of Rafina that serves many ferries to the Greek islands.
Public transport from the airport to Athens city center and the port of Piraeus is provided by metro, railway, and express airport buses, ensuring efficient transport for air passengers and facilitating linkage to key tourist attractions. Read how to reach the ports of Athens from Athens airport.
Airport to Athens Centre: 32.7 km / 20.3 miles | Airport to Piraeus Port: 42.5 km / 26.4 miles | Airport to Rafina Port: 26.6 Km / 16.5 miles | Airport to Lavrio Port: 36.8 Km / 22.8 miles
The best way is to use an online pre-booked Athens transfer service with a taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arrange a pickup directly at the airport. Alternatively, you can arrange a pickup directly with local drivers at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.
You can rent a car in Athens with 13 euro per day and pick it up directly from the airport. You can then discover the best places of interest in Athens or travel to amazing mainland locations: Meteora, Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae and more.
The bus station of the airport is located outside the building of the arrivals/departures. There is a bus approx. every 15-20 minutes. Visitors can also find a metro station outside the airport.
Tip: If you decide to use public transfers, the bus doesn’t always make a stop everywhere unless you tell the driver to stop. So, if you don’t know where your bus stop is, inform the driver where you’re heading to, so he can make a stop at your destination.
Discover More: Airport Official website