“Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport area is at the east suburbs of Attica. The area functions as an autonomous business and commercial centre with various choices for entertainment, sightseeing and activities.
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is one of the most modern, functional and safest airports in the world. It started its operation in 2001. Thanks to the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and high level of services, it has earned international recognition and the trust of air travellers. Today, it constitutes the largest hub of air travel in south-eastern Europe.
Passengers at Athens International Airport may choose among a broad array of special services that guarantee a relaxed and pleasant travel experience. 7 Business Lounges, Executive Valet Parking as well as your transportation with Executive Cars-Limousines.
Athens International Airport emphasises to Art & Culture. Besides the permanent exhibition dedicated to Eleftherios Venizelos and the Airport Museum, AIA frequently hosts cultural events, including painting and photography exhibitions, book presentations and a number of cultural collaborations in various realms, thus offering its millions of passengers and visitors an exciting airport stay.
For more information: www.aia.gr
ACCESS – TRANSPORT
Athens International Airport area is 35km away of the centre of Athens. You can access it fast and easy by private cars and TAXI via Attiki Odos and Ring Road. Both are modern highways that connect Athens International Airport area with the Athens’ centre, the north suburbs, the coastal area, the Piraeus Port and the rest of Attica.
Public transport also link the area (24hours/day) with Syntagma Square, the Main Railway Station and the Port of Piraeus. Into the Airport territory operate: METRO line ( www.stasy.gr ), Suburban Railway( www.trainose.gr ), Buses ( www.oasa.gr ).
INFRASTRUCTURE ( HOTELS-CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION CENTRES)
The area can easily support small, medium and even large scale – in terms of attendance – events with modern and functional conference and exhibition centres; also covers any need of a business traveller. Hotel capacity is efficient in high standard business and executive rooms. Hotel units operating in the area are also fully equipped and can ensure for well organised events, meetings, incentives and conferences.
More information and details about every hotel’s meeting-conference facilities: section “BE A PART – Conferences-Events at Hotels”
Conference and Exhibition Centres
- Metropolitan Expo
The largest, most modern and functional venue for exhibitions, conferences and events in Greece. It is located next to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” with quick access and spacious parking. Designed to the highest standards, ensuring thus functionality, flexibility and aesthetic integrity of facilities. Total centre surface is 160.000sq.m, gross accommodated surface is 50.000sq.m and gross exhibition surface 45.000sq.m. It has a free parking area of 100.000sq.m, 2 restaurants, 2 receptions and many rest areas for visitors.
- Mediterranean Expo Centre ( M.E.C.)
10’ drive from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” allocates up to 20,000 m2 indoor exhibition area and 25,000 m2 outdoor free parking lots. Renovated in summer 2011, upgraded its services & facilities in order to offer flexibility and convenience to its users (organisers, exhibitors, visitors)
AREA CHARACTERISTICS – SIGHTS – MARKETS
Athens International Airport area is located among vineyards and wineries. Viticulture in the area goes back in ancient times and is well-known for its excellent wine. Small, medium and large wineries operate in the area, some of them are also open for visits and tours.
- You can visit archaeological sites, museums and the Cave of Paiania
- Attica Zoological Park operates in the area. 128 acres host 2.000 animals from 400 different species.
- Retail Park operates in the “Eleftherios Venizelos” premises hosting shops of various international brands
- You can easily access the coastal zone and the sea. In a distance of 8 – 15km you can access the seaside areas of Artemida, Porto Rafti, Varkiza and Lagonissi, all well-known for leisure, entertainment and sea-sports.
For details on the conference -and other- potential of the area, visit the Athens Convention Bureau official website: www.athensconventionbureau.gr while on: www.hapco.gr and www.seoes.gr you may contact directly professional experts in organizing conferences and exhibitions.