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Eleftherios Venizelos, international Airport of Athens. Airlines, connections

Eleftherios Venizelos

From the 2001 the new airport of Eleftherios Venizelos, named after the homonymous and illustrious Greek political figure. Located just over 35 km east of Athens, it has two slopes, and an underground stop. For three years he was awarded the recognition Skytrax, which is the best airport in Southern Europe.

The airport is well connected to the main European capitals and, above all, to the Greek islands. During the summer, many choose, for example, to stop in Athens to reach the Cyclades or the Dodecanese islands.

Numerous bars, restaurants, duty-free shops and shopping areas are available throughout the building. There is a pharmacy and numerous ATMs. The wifi line is accessible for free with your own device, after registration. On the second floor of the departures area there is a play area dedicated to children.

Eleftherios Venizelos Athens Airport

Photo ©, Hansueli Krapf

Here is a list of the direct connections* to Eleftherios Venizelos Athens Airport:

ALBANIA: Tirana.
AUSTRIA: Vienna.
BAHRAIN: Bahrain.
BELGIUM: Brussels, Charleroi.
CANADA: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson.
CHINA: Beijing–Capital.
CROATIA: Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb.
CYPRUS: Larnaca, Paphos.
CZECH: Prague.
DENMARK: Copenhagen.
EGYPT: Alexandria, Cairo.
ENGLAND: Birmingham, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester.
ESTONIA: Tallinn.
ETHIOPIA: Addis Ababa.
FINLAND: Helsinki.
FRANCE: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg, Toulouse.
GEORGIA: Kutaisi, Tbilisi.
GERMANY: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart.
GREECE: Alexandroupoli, Astypalaia, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Heraklion, Ikaria, Ioannina, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kastoria, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kos, Kozani, Kythira, Lemnos, Leros, Milos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Sitia, Skiathos, Skyros, Syros, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos.
HUNGARY: Budapest.
IRELAND: Dublin.
ISRAEL: Tel Aviv.
ITALY: Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Rome–Fiumicino, Turin, Venice, Verona.
JORDAN: Amman–Queen Alia.
LEBANON: Beirut.
LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg.
MALTA: Malta.
MONTENEGRO: Podgorica.
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam, Eindhoven.
POLAND: Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw–Chopin, Warsaw–Modlin, Wrocław.
PORTUGAL: Lisbon, Porto.
QATAR: Doha.
ROMANIA: Bucharest, Iași.
SAUDI ARABIA: Jeddah, Riyadh.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh.
SERBIA: Belgrade, Niš.
SINGAPORE: Singapore.
SOUTH KOREA: Seoul–Incheon.
SPAIN: Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Valencia.
SWEDEN: Gothenburg, Stockholm–Arlanda.
SWITZERLAND: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Zurich.
TURKEY: Istanbul, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, İzmir,
UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai–International.
USA: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago–O’Hare, Newark, New York–JFK, Philadelphia, Washington–Dulles.


Metro, rail and bus: Athens is perfectly connected and accessible by all means of transport.


Line 3, located near Exit 4 of the airport, allows you to reach the center of the capital. Tickets can be purchased at vending machines or at information offices, and costs €9, for a one-way trip, and €14 return.
The ticket must always be stamped BEFORE making the trip.
Please note: in the reverse route from the city to the airport, the latter is not always the terminus and, therefore, those who were going to the airport ARE INVITED TO CHECK IN PREVENTION;

The so-called Proastiakós, are the trains of the suburban line that connect the airport (terminus) with the Larissa railway station with change at Ano Liossia station; the ticket costs €6.00.


Different buses connect the airport with the city center and, eventually, the Port of Piraeus. The X95 bus connects Syntagma, the center of Athens, or the Parliament Square, in an hour’s journey. Alternatively, there are, first of all, the X92 to Kifisos, connected to the Metro stop – Line 2 (journey time: about an hour); the X96 leads to Peiraias in 90′, and finally the X97, whose terminus is Elleniko, seat of the homonymous stop of Line 2 (journey time: 45′).
The ticket, in all cases, costs €5.50 for a single journey and is valid only for the journey from the airport to the destination; it can be purchased directly on the vehicle, or at metro and train stops.

Reduced rate of 50% on all vehicles for children up to 18 years and for over 65. Children up to 6 years of age have free access. On all means, it is possible to use the 3-day tourist ticket at a cost of €20 per person.

*The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official website.

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