Athens International Airport – also known as Eleutherios Venizelos – serves the city of Athens, capital of Greece. Operational from 2001, the airport is the largest and busiest of the country and handles over 20 million air travellers annually. Athens International consists of 2 passenger terminals, the main terminal and a separate satellite terminal. The airport is the hub base of Aegean Airlines, but is also served by a massive array of other international airlines from around the world such as Emirates, British Airways, Ryanair, Lufthansa and Air China.
Popular destinations from Athens International Airport include a variety of major cities within Europe, such as London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Milan.
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Athens International Airport is located around 35 kilometres from the city centre of Athens. To get there affordably, travellers can take the X95 express bus from the airport all the way to Syntagma Square - the ride should take about an hour, at a fare of around SGD 4.80 (USD 3.43). If you’re in a hurry, a cab ride to the city will take only about 40 minutes at a fare of SGD 56-75 (USD 40-53) depending on the time of day.
What to see and do
Athens is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited regions, having been populated for 5,000 years. The city has lived through countless battles of domination (including the Crusades), and has, in its glorious past, created the beginnings of democracy, invented the Olympic Games and served, at one point, as the capital of Europe.
Today Athens is the heart of Greece’s culture, politics and economy, and the home of 4 million people. If there, don’t miss a visit to one of the world’s most historically significant ancient sites - the Acropolis. A massive citadel that has been standing since the 5th century, the Holy Rock of Acropolis was erected by the Athenians during a rare time of peace and served as a celebration of cerebral thought and art. The Acropolis is also home to the Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.
Next must-see in Athens - Syntagma Square, the city’s urban heart. Located in the city centre in front of the House of Parliament (once a royal palace), Syntagma Square is the de facto spot in the city for the celebration, mourning or protesting of any major event. Be sure to stick around long enough to witness the hourly changing of guard ceremony performed by the Greek Presidential Guard.
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