Athens airport, Greece
Athens International Airport, about 30km east of Athens, Greece, was officially opened in March 2001, after five years of construction at a total cost of around euro 2.1 billion
The new airport, called Elefterios Venizelos Airport, was necessary to replace the existing, 11 million passenger a year facility at Hellenikon to the south of Athens, which was no longer capable of coping with increasing air traffic. The airport can handle 65 take-offs and landings per hour, or 600 per day. Capacity could be expanded to accommodate 50 million passengers a year
Getting from the airport to the city
Metro line 3 runs from athens airport to syntagma in the city centre. In addition tree 24 hour express bus services cover the 27 km (18 mile) stretch between the airport and the city.Taxis also readily available and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes.
Things To Do
Visit the airport mini museum. Athens International Airport
"Airport Museum" presents the continuity of life in the rural Messogia plains and its evolution through 172 archaeological findings discovered in the excavations undertaken during airport construction, and dating from the Neolithic and Early Helladic through the Post-Byzantine period.
Most people ask
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If you happen to be in the airport with a couple hours or more between flights then why sit around looking at stressed people you can take a cab and see a bunch of happy animals Athens zoo hosting the 3rd largest bird collection in the world (1500 birds from 300 different species)