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4 Nights in the Greek Islands from Athens: Santorini, Mykonos and Syros

4 Nights in the Greek Islands from Athens: Santorini, Mykonos and Syros
5 days
USD 765.31
Go island hopping in Greece on an unforgettable 5-day independent tour from Athens, taking in the islands of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini. In between ferry cruises from one island to the next, enjoy free time to soak up the islands' seductive scenery: lazing on beaches, exploring whitewashed towns and basking under the blazing sun – sunglasses are a necessity in this part of Greece, not just a fashion statement! Enjoy 3- or 5-star hotel accommodation on the islands, with overnight stays in Syros and Mykonos, followed by two nights in romantic Santorini.

5-Day Northern Greece Tour: Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Pella, Thermophylae

5-Day Northern Greece Tour: Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Pella, Thermophylae
5 days
USD 807.51
Take a five-day tour to the northern region of Greece to explore stunning Delphi, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora, Thessaloniki's Archaeological Museum, Alexander the Great's capital of Pella and the Macedonian tombs of Lefkadia.

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 ATH Athens Airport Info & Guide

Athens International Airport

Where is Athens Airport?  

Ah, Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Greece's capital is a land of contrasts: the city oozes with history, while all around the modern world tries to take hold. Despite the current economic turmoil, the passion of the Greek people burns eternal. Paradox is everywhere. Don't fool yourself, travel to Athens can bring culture shock to even the most seasoned traveller. Yet, give it a chance, and the city and its people will capture your heart.

Athens International Airport (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV), officially Elefthérios Venizélos Airport, or simply Athens Airport, is located 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Athens city centre, in the Aticca region, Greece. ATH is situated between Koropi, Loutsa, Markopoulo and Spata towns, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the east of central Athens, by road. The airport is officially named for former Greek Prime Minister, Elefthérios Venizélos.

In 2014, Athens Airport served 15,196,463 passengers, making it the 33rd busiest airport in Europe. 

A huge number of airlines fly to Athens Airport, including Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air France,  Air Transat, Alitalia, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Delta Air Lines, EasyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Germanwings, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Olympic Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Express, Sky Wings, SunExpress, Turkish Airlines and US Airways, to name just a few.

In 2011, the top international destinations from Athens Airport were, in order, London, Larnaca, Paris, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Madrid, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Zurich, Brussels, New York, Doha, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Bangkok, Philadelphia and Manama.

The top domestic destinations from Athens Airport in 2011 were Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Chania, Santorini, Mytilene, Corfu, Alexandroupolis, Mykonos, Cyclades and Kos.

Your best bet for an Athens Airport transfer is the metro. Details on all options are included in this guide.

Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Athens Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.


 Other Items of Interest at Athens Airport

If you have any extra time on your hands, be sure to visit the on-site Archaeologica Museum.


Athens Airport services include:

  • Business Centre (Arrivals Level)
  • Metropolitan Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • Shopping
  • Baggage Storage
  • Hellenic Post Office (Arrivals Level)
  • Children Creative Entertainment Area
  • Pharmacy (Arrivals Level)

Additional Athens Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2015