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Herbs Food tasting and Experience exchanging

Herbs Food tasting and Experience exchanging
4 hours
USD 101.10
Catherine, your Hostess, is what you call a 'real cosmopolitan'. She offers a 'get-together' experience involving greek herbs, traditional sweet liqueur drinks, natural beauty products, greek cooking, invigorating discussions, and experience exchanging within a typical warm greek family home. She also loves kids!

Athens Booze Cruise

Athens Booze Cruise
1 day
USD 67.02
Athens Booze cruise is a party cruise ideal for young travelers 18-35s who are looking for a day cruise in Athens full of party, dancing, drinking and to socialize with like minded travelers. The tour includes: bbq on board, open bar with Greek beer and sangria, small mini cruise boat and, DJ on board. The tour manager will meet you at 09:00 in Syntagma square and the cruise starts at 10:00 from Marina Flisvos. The first stop is at Tourlos island, an inhabited island close to Aegina and the last stop is at Agia Marina, where we will stay for 3 hours. Optional bus tour is available in order to explore the main town. The cruise comes backs at around 7 p.m.

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Athens Airport (ATH) Information

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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 Aug 2016