Athens International Airport (AIA)


For millions of tourists, Athens’s International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is the door to access Greece and the city of Athens. Every year it provides its services to millions of tourists and its main goal is the prefect and safe management of all its flights. The airport staff, professional and friendly, offers a high quality service and is always available in the airport area.

Athens International Airport offers a wide range of services, such as: a Business Centre, a recreational area for children, a VIP Parking Service (Executive Valet Parking Service), a limousine service, a museum, an environment information centre and customer service, luggage storage service as well as free internet connection.

 Access to the airport

The airport is located in Spata, about 33 km northwest of Athens. Access to the airport is now quick and easy thanks to the construction of Attiki Odos, a 6-lane motorway that goes around Athens. Different means of transport provide a reliable service and access to the airport 24 hours a day, from the centre of Athens or Attika ports, offering an efficient service and facilitating connections with the different tourist centers.


Four bus lines cover the shuttle service from the airport to Athens and Piraeus and their surroundings:

line X93 (Bus Terminal KTEL at Kifisos – Athens Airport Express), line X95 (Syntagma – Athens Airport), line X96 (Piraeus – Athens Airport), line X97 (Elliniko metro station – Athens Airport Express). For more information visit the website:

Athens’s airport is also connected with Rafina Port and with Markopoulo, Lavrio, Kalivia and Keratea localities by means of KTEL buses. For more information visit the website:


You can also access the Airport by using Line 3 of the Metro. Trains are scheduled to leave the airport every half an hour. The trip from Athens International Airport to Syntagma (centre of Athens) takes around 40 minutes. For more information see page 22.


The Suburban Railway (“Proastiakos” in greek) connects Athens International Airport with the railway stations of Ano Liosia and Larisis (the central railway station of Athens). It also connects Athens Airport with Piraeus (the main port of Attica) and Kiato 1 (change of train at Kato Acharnai station). For more information visit the website:


Attiki Odos, a toll motorway, is the main access to the airport. You can access it without paying the toll by Lavriou Avenue and other road links. If you leave Athens from the southern suburbs of the capital or of Piraeus, you can access this motorway through Posidonos Avenue or Vouliagmenis Avenue. You should then follow Varis-Koropiou Avenue and take the Attiki Odos to reach Athens International Airport.


You can reach Athens’s Airport by taxi 24-hours a day. Passengers arriving at the airport should go to the “Departures” area. When you reach the airport for departure you should use the taxi station in Exit 3, at “Departures” level. A flat fare fee is applicable from AIA to Athens centre at € 38 during daytime (5:00-00:00) and at a rate of € 54 at night (00:00-05:00). For more information concerning the different services of Athens International Airport please visit the website: Airport’s Information Service: 210 3530000 (24-hours a day),

Destination: Shopping

The Schengen Shopping Center offers a truly unique experience for every traveler. The space is distributed in three areas whose symbolism responds to clear influences of ancient Greece: Agora, Stoa και Platea.


By nature, the “market” (in Greek “agora”) offers a worry-free, pleasant experience through the shops of perfumes and cosmetics, Greek flavors, wines, spirits and tobacco. Here you will find the best brands of beauty products, such as Chanel, Dior, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Lancome, Paco Rabanne, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Hermes.


Immediately after the first area, the moving walkway leads to the Gallery (in Greek “stoa”). Recurring elements and marble structures dominate the area giving it a Hellenic character. Here is the Greek Corner, which brings together stores such as Korres and Apivita, with a remarkable variety of cosmetic products; Airth Coffee & Nuts, to enjoy a coffee, a drink, nuts or chocolate candies, The Greek Designers, where you will find high quality clothing and the signature of the best Greek designers and the Kostarelos store with its famous collection of cheeses and dairy products from their own production. Close to this corner, other fashion and accessories stores also have well-known brands such as Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss, Lapin, Pinko, Armani Exchange, Swatch, Swarovski and Nak Shoes. Coffee lovers can buy fine varieties of coffee and other products of Greek producers from the Kafekopteia Loumidi store.


Third station: the square (in Greek “platea”). It is surrounded by the following shops: Gofas, with exclusive luxury watches, Sunglasses Boutique with sunglasses from famous brands, Public, which offers technological products and books, Imaginarium with toys for children and Fairynails, the favorite beauty salon for nail and body care. Besides, the list of duty-free shops (Hellenic Duty Free Shops) could not fail to include the well-known WHSmith, with its stationery and press, The Cartoon Store for original gifts or toys, and the Last Minute Shopping establishment. Among the restaurants, Eat Greek, which offers its delicious Mediterranean flavors, and Bistrot Attica Athens.

Finally, in the areas where the boarding gates are located, there are now more shops for last-minute shopping, just before boarding, such as Coffee Berry, Everest and Flocafe.

The ambience of the Shopping Center offers a complete experience: shopping, flavors, relaxation and aesthetics. A real trip before the trip!



Athens International Airport
Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04
T (+30) 210 35 30 000

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