Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is situated 27 km (17 miles) east of the city center, near the suburb of Spata. This well-appointed airport opened in 2001, raising the comfort levels of travelling to Athens and Greece by a phenomenal degree, for travellers arriving from 'Euro-zone' countries. This means that you are going to need euro coins if you want a trolley for your luggage; trolleys are available at the airport and they use coins the same way supermarket trolleys do. You insert your coin, and you get it back by placing the trolley back to its original position- so, be advised, and make sure you carry the correct currency. Athens airport is a major hub in the Aegean, Balkan and East Mediterranean regions. Delta and Olympic maintain non-stop flights from North America, while a large number of European carriers fly direct into Athens.
Shoping: over 50 selected shops and 14 dining facilities with a wide variety of specialties operate in the Shopping Centre of Athens International Airport. The Shopping Centre of Athens International Airport has been ranked amongst the top shopping centres of the finest European airports, offering tempting prices in combination with superb quality and variety, satisfying even the most demanding customers
Parking: Athens International Airport provides 4,800 short and long-term parking lots. All parking facilities are equipped with automated payment machines for easy and quick payment, while electronic message screens provide continuous information on parking vacancy.
Information and Help Desks: the airport information line operates daily 24 hours (tel: (30)210 353 0000). The Greek National Tourist Organisation (tel: (30)210 327 1000) is located in the Arrivals area of the Main Terminal and can provide information on tourism.
Conference and Business Facilities: the IT&T Business Centre (tel: (30)210 353 6416) has offices equipped with desktop PCs, Internet access, telephones, photocopy and fax machines, laser and colour printers, scanners and office supplies; the centre also has one conference room. In addition, there are meeting rooms to hire from the airport facility and administration department (tel: (30)210 353 6318).
Passport and visa: Citizens from EU counties need only a valid passportto enter Greece and EU nationals can stay indefinitely. Likewish, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens need only a valid passport for entry and can stay upto 90 days. Remember that a fine willbe imposed if you stay longer without obtaining a visa extension.
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