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Athens International Airport (ATH), has been operational since 2001 and is a central hub for Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air. It was built predominantly to replace the older airport and is located approximately 12 miles from the centre of Athens.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Athens, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Athens car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Athens Airport

There are two main terminals used by the 20 million or more passengers annually both of which are connected via a foot tunnel. The airport is also undergoing an expansion project which will enable it to accommodate further passenger numbers, including those travelling with Schengen Visas. The check in area has numerous levels and walkways. Athens Airport has plenty of great passenger facilities, from a broad range of shops and duty free outlets, to VIP lounges, numerous banks, ATM’s and a dedicated children’s area.

Tourist Info

Athens, the capital city of Greece is one of the world's oldest cities with a history going back more than 3,400 years. It is the largest city in Greece and considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation. Today Athens is the still most important area of Greece in terms of its economic, financial and political standards and is home to approximately 656,000 people within the centre of Athens, expanding to more than 4million in Athens’s urban zone.

The different styles of engineering and architecture are evident all over the city from the classical, the most well known building being the Parthenon and various Roman and Byzantine monuments. There are also a number of Ottoman monuments and Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Acropolis. Much of the centre of Athens was rebuilt using glass and aluminium during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, heralding the destruction of many of the neoclassical buildings.

Athens museums and art galleries are full of interesting artefacts and include the largest collection of Greek antiquities a housed in the Archaeological Museum. The neo-classical influence is evident in many of the public building in Athens including the mid-19th century Athens Academy, Athens City Hall, and the National Historical Museum. Many tourists and visitors to Athens will be familiar with Omonoia Square. This is the oldest in Athens and where the railway station and many hotels are located. Another important square is Syntagma Square; it is the largest and is across from the former Royal Palace and is home to Athens’s up market hotels, this square has great access to the famous international shopping area at Ermou Street.

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