Is Athens airport big?

Athens International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Greece. By the end of 2020, it was the 19th busiest airport in Europe.

Is Athens airport easy to navigate?

No matter which terminal you arrive at, Athens airport is a very easy airport to navigate with signs in both Greek and English, friendly English speaking staff and a very clear layout.

How long does it take to get through Athens Airport?

Expect 15-20 minutes max unless you’re unlucky. However since you fly with the luggage, this might take a while, and you can take overall up to 40 minutes before you leave the customs.

How many runways does Athens airport have?

The owner of the new airport is Athens International Airport SA, with 55% of shares held by the Greek state, and the rest owned by a private consortium. The airport is designed with two parallel runways enabling simultaneous take-offs and landings, which are connected to a double taxiway system.

Is Athens airport efficient?

Athens International Airport was the most efficient airport among European airports that serve 10-25 million passengers per year, for 2019, and was awarded in the 2020 ATRS Global Airport Efficiency Awards, held virtually in July.

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Can you stay overnight in Athens Airport?

While Athens Airport has several lounges, none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you just want to relax in a comfortable seat, check out this list of lounges in our Athens Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Is Athens airport small?

Athens International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Greece.

How busy is the Athens airport?

Inaugurated in 2001, and after following a steady increase in passenger traffic, in 2018, Athens International Airport ranked as the 27th-busiest airport in Europe handling over 24.1 million passengers that year alone.

Does Athens have a subway?

The fastest means of getting around Athens is the Metro. The Athens Metro system consists of 3 lines and connects to the tram, bus routes and suburban railway. The Metro runs daily from 5 am to midnight. Lines 2 and 3 operate until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

How far is Athens from airport?

Athens airport is located in a 27km distance from Athens city center. The journey from the airport to downtown Athens takes approximately 35-40 minutes by car or taxi, 40 minutes by metro and 60 minutes by bus.

How old is the Athens airport?

The grounds of the airport are located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of Athens, and just west of Glyfada.

Ellinikon International Airport.

Hellinikon (or Ellinikon or Hellenikon) International Airport Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Ελληνικού
Opened 1938
Closed 28 March 2001
Hub for Olympic Airways
Elevation AMSL 21 m / 68 ft

Are there two airports in Athens?

The 2 main and busiest airports in Greece are in Athens city and Thessaloniki city. The airport of Athens, El. Venizelos International airport, receives direct flights from the majority of central European airports, while via transfer it receives passengers from around the world.

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