Athens International Airport
Athens Airport (ATH) was named after Eleutherios Venizelos, who was a strong political figure and benefactor of the aviation industry. It is the largest and busiest airport in Greece. Without traffic, a taxi ride from Athens airport to downtown Athens takes about 25 minutes. The center of Athens is 33 km from the airport. Finally, you must use the local roads, depending on the exact location of your destination in the city center. Athens Airport consists of two terminals: the Main Terminal and the Satellite Terminal. Athens Airport Main Terminal operates with non-Schengen and intra-Schengen flights. It has 144 check-in desks and 14 jet bridges. Main Terminal consist of a building of three floors: arrivals, departures and a food court level. Satellite Terminal is located south of the Main Terminal. It is only used during the high seasons, when traffic increases. The terminal only serves Schengen flights. It has gates from A30 to A39. Satellite Terminal has two floors: Ground level – Arrivals and First level - Departures.
History and development over the years
Although the completion of the second terminal at the old Athens-Ellinikon airport took place in 1971, it was already foreseeable that the existing terrain would not be sufficient. The choice was either new land reclamation on the sea or a new terrain to be developed. In this context, the municipality Spata was proposed for the first time. Following a tendering procedure, construction on 31 July 1995 was awarded to a consortium under the leadership of the German Hochtief AG in a project based on a public-private partnership. Accordingly, Hochtief is involved with 39.97%. This construction project was the largest infrastructure project in the modern history of Greece as well as the largest international airport project to date based on private financing. The new building cost just over 2 billion euros. A German consortium headed by the construction company Hochtief and involving ABB, Krantz-TKT, J & P and Frankfurt Flughafen AG (now Fraport) has planned, financed and built the airport. The tower and the air traffic control building were planned and executed by J & P. The financing is designed as a project financing. In 2001, the complex was opened to traffic and the old airport closed. In 2009, the airport handled about 16.2 million passengers.
Entertainment at Athens International Airport
At Athens International Airport one can find amazing facilities as well as shops. Here is what you can do during your layover: grab a bite to eat at McDonald’s or Starbucks. Stop at one of the Greek options, including the Kir-Yanni Wine Bar, or head to any of the several European cafes and sit-down restaurants. Go out to explore beyond airport level, take pictures, hang out in a lounge, drink coffee or get yourself connected with friends making use of unlimited and free Wi-Fi at Athens Airport.
Private transfers to and from Athens International Airport
The last thing you want after a long and exhausting flight is wasting your time at a busy airport. Welcome Pickups is the best choice as it offers the most individual and easy taxi transfers from Athens Airport (ATH). In addition, you will not have to worry about misunderstandings with local drivers or be overwhelmed as your personal airport taxi driver patiently waits for you and welcomes you. Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest in Europe. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) is used annually by over fourteen million passengers. Just escape the hustle and bustle and allow yourself a relaxed arrival and departure. TaxiTransfers.Me provides a great way to recover from the usual strain of a flight right after landing. Focus on the essence of your journey and enjoy Athens to the fullest.
Shared transfers to and from Athens International Airport
Upon arrival at Athens International Airport, our driver will await you in the arrivals hall with a sign bearing your name. You do not have to worry if your flight is delayed as our drivers are regularly updated with the flight changes. So you can be sure that your driver is waiting for you, no matter what. Your driver will help you with your luggage to your chosen vehicle. During your transfer, your driver will provide you with local info, do sightseeing and show attractions during your stay in Athens. Our drivers are all qualified, speak basic level of English and are carefully selected by us to ensure that you receive the best possible experience for your private transfer to or from Athens City.
Athens Airport Car Hire / Car Rental
Our customers have the opportunity to choose the vehicle. When traveling with a family of 4, a luxury limousine or a standard car will be assigned to pick you up and arrange your transfer as per your request. Larger travelling groups (up to 8 people) can also be accommodated in a minivan or luxury minivan to make the transfer. By renting an airport taxi, you can travel from your airport to your accommodation most conveniently, however not safely. TaxiTransfers.Me gives you the opportunity to choose your own driver and vehicle, that’s why it stands out of all the other companies. In addition, the rides are fast; by doing so, you avoid the stress and waste of time that you have to drive through when using public transport. It is recommended that you book your airport transfer in advance to ensure you receive the best service. However, it is important to know that the regular taxi rides from Athens Airport (ATH) to the city center have a flat rate of 38 € during the day and 54 € at night. Another perk to choose us!
Athens International Airport Taxis
With a team of English speaking, experienced and trained staff, we are able to provide a professional and personalized service to all our customers. We are proud of providing the discreet, reliable and impeccable transfer experience that one would expect from a top-notch Athens transfer company, as we ourselves. Taxi.Transfers.Me is a professional transfer company and we are constantly improving our services and quality to meet the needs of our clients.
Why booking with TaxiTransfers.Me?
TaxiTransfers.Me is proud to be a leader in the travel industry, providing excellent and unique airport taxi services. In addition, in order to meet all your needs, such as safety, comfort and convenience, we will pick a suitable driver when you arrive at Athens Airport (ATH).
Athens International Airport Contact Information
Official Airport Code: ATH
Address: Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece
Tel: +30 210 353 0000
Official Website: https://www.airport-athens.com/