modern large Eleftherios Venizelos
airport, at Spata, is
comfortable and well designed, equipped with the latest technology
available. The new Athens airport has a vast shopping mall, serving
travelers, as well as local residents in this well populated area.
Spata, situated on the eastern side of
Attica, together with
the upgraded port of Lavrion
will enable visitors to get to the islands by boats much
faster, as the distance from Lavrion, at the tip of the Attica peninsula,
is considerably shorter than the trip from
Piraeus port. The new
at Spata opened on Wednesday
March 29th. Distance 33
km. from the centre of Athens, 45km. from the port of Piraeus and
35 from Lavrion.
at the airport terminal, you have to go through passport control,
one line for EU Nationals and another one for everybody else.
Travellers from the US, Canada and Australia, no longer need
stage, is baggage pickup and customs, all simple procedures.
Travellers who have arrived in Greece, via other European countries,
do not have to go through customs control.
If you have
a lot of luggage there are carts that you can use (1euro each).
There is also a place to change money within the baggage section.
for Getting into Athens, Piraeus,
Lavrion or anywhere else from the Airport.
A pre-arranged chartered
with escort, will cost more than hailing a cab but
the regular taxi queue will start from Door 4 of
the Arrivals Level and extend up to Door 1,.so it
needs patience and after a long trip, this can be trying.
A regular taxi should cost you about 35
to the centre,
but you must take whichever one you get when it is your
turn (max. four persons - family sharing a taxi). They charge
extra 0,60 Euro per bag that you put into the trunk (European
sedan cars don't have big trunks), plus road tolls 3
There are four bus lines to and from
the airport. All buses depart from the designated area on the inner
curb side of the arrivals level of the Main Terminal Building exactly
outside the Exit (doors 4-5) website
connects the Ethniki Amyna Metro Station with the Airport. Passengers
can transfer from the Metro line to the Airport Bus at this
departure point. This bus stops running before the metro stops
running which is around midnight.
95 Syntagma Square - Airport Express has its departure point
at the centre of Athens (Syntagma Square-Amalia Ave.) and via
Vas. Sofias Avenue, Mesogion Avenue and Attica Odos terminate
at the airport.
Piraeus - Airport Express starts from the centre of Piraeus
(Karaiskaki Square) and via Posidonos Avenue, Varis-Varkizas,
and Varis-Koropiou Roads terminates at the airport.
97 Daphni/ Panagouli Metro Station
Vouliagmenis Avenue, Varis -Varkizas,
and Varis-Koropiou Roads terminates at the airport.
For Express Lines E94 - E95 -
E96 - *E97, the ticket costs 5
DO Validate your ticket by inserting it into the validating machine
as soon as you board the vehicle or when you enter a metro
station. Keep it safe till the end of your trip. Otherwise, you
are liable to an on-the spot- fine, 50
. Arriving buses
disembark passengers at the designated area of the departure level
of the Main Terminal Building. Both the Syntagma and the Piraeus
buses run for 24 hours, generally every thirty minutes but every
50 minutes after midnight. * Every three hours
In Athens the public transport
comprises of the blue buses and trolleys (tickets 0,50 Euro. which
must be purchased beforehand from blue or yellow kiosks). In Athens
the public transportation is not of the best , not because the buses
are not of the latest technology but because the amount of people
standing is usually triple the amount of those seated. In
other countries only five people are allowed to stand whereas in
Greece it could be as many as seventy.
Metro - Proastiakos:
( Web Site:
has been in operation since January 2000. More than 550.000 passengers
rely on the Metro for their daily transportation. A rail system
comprising of two lines, Line 2 ( Ag. Antonios - Ag. Dimitrios
- Alexandros Panagoulis) and Line 3 (Monastiraki - Doukissis
Plakentias - Airport ) and 23 stations of outstanding technological
and ergonomic design, aim to provide a modern, fast and secure means
of transport that has upgraded the way we view the city of Athens.
The metro ticket 1,20 euro are sold only at the
entrance of the metro stations - Ticket prices to and from
the Airport - Single 10, 00 . You must validate your ticket
prior to boarding the train at the installed validating machines.
There are continues checks conducted by authorized personnel in
order to ensure all passengers hold the equivalent of a validated
ticket. In case a passenger fails to demonstrate an appropriate
ticket a final equal to 40 times the price of the ticket, will be
Line 2: Ag. Dimitrios
- Alexandros Panagoulis - Ag. Antonios -Ag. Dimitrios - Alexandros
Panagoulis - Elleniko
Line 3: Monastiraki
- Syndagma - Airport - Syndagma - Monastiraki (Train departs
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and Piraeus there are approximately 12.000 Taxi . In any other city
with a population of 5 million this number would be sufficient,
but not so in Athens where the population is greatly increased by
tourists during the summer months.
Due to this
it is usual for a Taxi to stop and pick up a second or even a third
passenger charging each one full fare. It is not legal but at rush
hour when you are in a hurry get to work or tired and want
to go home you will accept anything. In Greece (except at airports)
Taxi ranks are hardly used, mainly due to the fact that Greeks hate
to wait in queues. Thats why an Athenian will never wait in one,
but just stop the first Taxi regardless of who has priority .
Taxi rank at
The new airport does
have a luggage storage facility. It is located on the ground floor
of the International Arrivals terminal. As soon as you exit the
luggage claim area you should turn left and go all the way to the
far end of the terminal building. There you will find the "Luggage
Storage" facility. They are open from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM every day
and they charge 3 Euro. per day per suitcase.
Hotels Near the Airport
The Airport's Hotels, are
classified as five star international standards (Sofitel
is connected with a bridge to the main terminal building and
Holiday Inn 10 Km from the main terminal building on
the new highway). The hotels have 300 rooms each, (Double rooms
only - two persons sharing with breakfast - from 200 Euro.)with
en suite bathrooms,radio, tv and refrigerators. The Hotels offer
a snack and breakfast restaurant and a panoramic restaurant. Additionally,
a conference room and meeting rooms with computers, facsimiles and
secretarial assistance. The Hotels guests can enjoy a health and
fitness center, a covered swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms and
hair and beauty treatment. The other nearest Hotels to the airport
are in the area of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni. It will take you about
half an hour to get there, but they are right on the best beach
in the suburbs of Athens. (Double room -two persons sharing with
breakfast - from 100 Euro.)
If you are using a pre-arranged transfer you won't need to
change any money until you get into the city. If you didn't change
money in your country and you wish to change at the airport, don't
worry, the rates are much the same whether you are in the airport
or downtown. (Always compare commission rates wherever you are).
When you get to downtown Athens you can change money at the banks
and money changing shops around Syntagma and the Plaka. The rates
are usually displayed at each location along with commission rates.
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