Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
Greece's newest and busiest airport was opened in 2001 and flies over 14 million passengers a year from two terminals. Voted European Airport of the Year in 2004, Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is utilised by 65 international and domestic airlines. The 30km bus journey west of the airport takes visitors into Athens.
Travellers within the EU are limited to duty-payable shops, while non-EU passengers can head for duty-free shops to stock up on alcohol, tobacco and fragrances. Spend some time in the pre-security shopping area in Departures; among the international brands (Accessorize, Swatch, Lacoste and Tie Rack), find toiletries in Korres and in-flight reading material in Eleftheroudakis. Splash out at Hermès and Bulgari or pick up high-street trends from Nike. Passengers to non-Schengen destinations are limited in the range of shops after security, and the Satellite Terminal only has a newsagents and duty-free.
WiFi high-speed internet access is available throughout the terminal and is free for 60 minutes. Further access is available at Free Internet Access Points in the airport.
East & Drink
Investigate the Food Village in Departures for a choice of international cuisine, from pizza at the Sbarro stand, hearty Greek moussaka at Kouzina and health-giving juices and salads at Upper Crust. Take your time over Mediterranean dishes at Olive Tree Restaurant while watching the planes land. Options beyond security check are limited to fast food, sandwiches and baklava, with the Satellite Terminal being fairly restricted in choice.