Athens Airport Review
Athens has been the center of Greek civilization for 4,000 years. However, today, Athens is not only the center of modern Greece, but also the home of the greatest ancient landmarks in human history, which merged the past and the present wherein democracy, science and philosophy were born.
In this Athens Airport review, we give travelers an overview about the predominant international airport in Greece located in the metropolitan city of Athens — Athens Airport.
Reviews – What People Are Saying
Athens Airport is regarded by airport goers as a small but highly convenient airport. The majority of travelers who have personally experienced the airport services highly recommended the airport for its overall quality. Moreover, it seems that the airport has a very distinct characteristic which majority of airport-goers greatly loved; Athens Airport is relatively clean and offer a very quick service, which is very rare for a small international airport.
Meanwhile, Athens Airport is relatively small for an international airport, that’s why it won’t be difficult for travelers to wander around, as a matter of fact, signages are very readable and visible, which helps travelers find other airport facilities. Moreover, the airport offers numerous information desks, and there is one big information desk located at the main building of the airport. Apart from that, airline companies provide their own help desks to assist their passengers.
Notably, there is a large number of airport security roaming around. They also provide assistance, especially on emergency situations. As a matter of fact, Athens Airport police are very approachable and communicative.
Bathrooms, on the other hand, are only limited, but in terms of comfort rooms, there are a large number of them located conveniently at the airport terminal. In fact, there are also special comfort rooms for people with disabilities with a standby staff willing to assist.
Aside from that, the airport provides special assistance to the elderly and physically impaired passengers; just make sure to call the airport service hotline 24 hours before the scheduled flight so airport assistance team can assist travelers while at the airport and to the aircraft or vise versa.
Athens Airport, on the other hand, has an impressive shopping area, which has several boutiques, duty free shops, and various restaurants. Notably, these shopping areas have been improved compared to the previous years, when they only offered very limited shopping and food option.
Meanwhile, the airport offers free wifi service, just make sure to connect to “ATH Free Wi-Fi” within the terminal area. However, the free wifi service is only limited to 45 minutes.
Athens Airport is accessible by the Attiki Odos toll highway from the centre and northern Athens, Varis-Koropiou Avenue from the western part, Laurio Ave. from the South, and Spata-Loutsa Avenue from the East.
Moreover, there are various ground transportation services to get in and out of the airport such as: taxi and bus. Taxi cabs are conveniently located at the Exit 2 of the arrival area and provide service to greater area in Athens. Bus service on the other hand, are located at exit 4 and 5 and provide service to Athens and other neighboring cities.
Location – Traffic – Service
The airport is located between the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata and Loutsa, about 20 km to the east of central Athens. In fact, Athens Airport served as the main hub of Aegean Airlines and other Greek airlines such as Olympic Air. As the predominant airport in Greece, it caters majority of international flights of the country.
Furthermore, the airport has a main terminal which is divided in two: Hall A and Hall B. Hall A is used for Non-European flights and Hall B is used for domestic flights. Main terminal is served by two large parallel runways approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) long.
- Airport Code: ATH
- Phone number: +30 21 0353 0000
- Website URL: www.athens-airport.info
- Address: Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece
Based on this Athens Airport review, this airport seems pretty ordinary in terms of airport structure and nothing very special to offer. However, despite of this the airport maintains to provide a convenient and quick service to travelers. Considering all of these I believe that Athens Airport is more than just an average airport.
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