Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport: Greek excellence

Equipped with two asphalt runways 4,000 and 3,800 meters long

Inaugurated in March 2001 ahead of the 2004 Olympics, the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos is a modern, state-of-the-art facility. Its architecture reflects the combination of Greek tradition and modernity, offering an elegant environment that is welcoming and efficient. The airport is equipped with three passenger terminals, each designed to handle different types of flights and offer a variety of services.

Due to its two very long asphalt runways of about 4 km, it is an ideal airport for private aviation

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is much more than a gateway to Greece; it is a key stop on the international airport scene. With its modern infrastructure, global connections and commitment to sustainability, the airport is confirmed as a landmark for anyone privileged to walk through its doors.

It is not only an arrival and departure point for Greece, but Athens Eleftherios Venizelos also serves as a major hub for numerous international airlines. With a wide range of destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the airport is a crossroads connecting Athens to the rest of the world, facilitating trade and especially tourism.

Connections between Athens and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

Reaching Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport from downtown Athens is very easy, as Athens’ main airport is located practically on the edge of the city, about 33 km from the center. Athens Eleftherios Venizelos is easily accessible both by car and public transportation.

  • By car viaAttiki Odos/A6/E94 highway(35 km)
  • By car via A/D Piraeus Athinon Thessalonikis Evzonon/A1/E75 and Attiki Odos/A6/E94 (44 km)
  • Subway, bus, shuttles H24

The strategic location of Athens Airport is an indisputable advantage. A well-organized transportation system connects the airport to the city center through buses, cabs, and car rental services. This ease of access allows travelers to quickly reach the beating heart of Athens to immerse themselves in the city’s rich history and culture.

Passenger services

An airport as important as Athens Eleftherios Venizelos is able to receive millions of passengers each year, Athens is one of the most important tourist cities in the world due to its rich history rooted in a past of great splendor, plus Greece’s many islands are one of Europe’s most important tourist attractions. It is estimated that more than 24 million passengers transit through it each year. The Airport is able to accommodate the large number of visitors and ensure that they have a safe and pleasant stay, enhanced by numerous services such as restaurants, stores, lounge areas, duty free, and information services.