The Athens International Airport

Get your trip off to a flying start with 6E at the Athens International Airport. From check-in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it all covered.

The ancient Capital of Europe, Athens is the safest city that holds a rich cultural legacy. From citadels to temples and historical monuments to hilltops, being here will give you a closer view of its cultural and social life. The heritage city is an epitome of beautifully created Roman architecture. It boasts Acropolis for its panoramic view of the city, the Temple of Olympian Zeus for being the largest, and the Filopappou Hill for its greenery and peace.

For the full lowdown on how to make every day amazing when you get there, you can find all the insider inspiration you need in our Athens destination guide.

The Athens International Airport is located at a distance of 35 km from the Athens city centre.

Airport hours:

The Athens International Airport offers round the clock arrival and departure for you to travel conveniently.

Terminal Information

Together with Turkish Airlines, we at IndiGo, can connect you from India to Athens with multiple flights to Athens as well as to several other European cities from Istanbul.

The airport’s terminal is divided into three units, including arrivals, departures and a food court.

Featuring two parallel runways that are spread over an area of 4,000m and 3,800m for take-offs and landings.

The departure terminal is further divided into two halls A and B. Hall A serves all the flights to non-Schengen and non-European countries, while Hall B serves flights to Intra-Schengen countries and domestic services.


Airport Facilities

Wi-Fi service
Business lounges
Banks, ATM’s and post office
Baby rooms
Rental car desks
Currency exchange
Information desks
Internet centre
Courier and mail services
Children’s entertainment and play area
Executive services
Lost Property office
First Aid services
Tourist information desk
Meeting point
Rail, taxi, buses, and metro services

Things to Do

While you wait at the Athens International Airport, enjoy your time:

  • Relaxing at Business lounges during your long-hour layovers; take steam shower and savour snacking your favourite food.
  • Doing last-minute shopping of toys, jewellery, perfumes, spirits, books, electronics and gifts from duty-free stores.
  • Eating at cafes, bars and restaurants that are based in the airport terminal.
  • Comforting your children in the baby room by changing nappy, feeding, etc.

Visa and Immigration

If you’re an Indian passport holder travelling to Athens, then you have to apply for Schengen visa online with the documents required. The Schengen visa is a short stay visa issued to visit the Schengen countries; the visa is issued to tourists that are planning to visit their friends, family or other non-business trips for up to 90 days from the date of entry.

Your visit can be either continuous or several, depending upon the visa type; single entry or multiple entry. Another essential point to consider while applying for the visa is that your passport should be valid for 6 months prior to your travel date.

To ensure a hassle-free and seamless travel, here is a detailed information about the Greece visa –


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