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The Main Terminal has banks, bureaux de change, automatic exchange machines and ATMs.

Communications

Courtesy telephones are located throughout Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access (for up to 60 minutes) is offered in the terminals. There are post offices on both levels of the Main Terminal.

Food

Most restaurants and bars are located in the Main Terminal’s departure area, but there are a few options in Arrivals. The Satellite Terminal also has a restaurant.

Shopping

Shops, including duty-free for passengers exiting the EU, are concentrated in the departures area of the Main Terminal. A full range of goods is available, including local gift items. There are a few further options in Arrivals and in the Satellite Terminal.

Luggage

Left-luggage services (tel: 210 353 0160) and a lost property office (tel: 210 353 0515) are located in Arrivals in the Main Terminal. A porter service is available 24 hours (tel: 210 353 0100).

Other

Other facilities at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport include first aid and emergency medical services, a pharmacy, baby changing rooms and a children’s play area.

Conference & Business

The Business Centre (tel: 210 353 0533) has offices equipped with desktop PCs, internet access, telephones, photocopy and fax machines, laser and colour printers, scanners and office supplies. It also has a conference room and meeting rooms available for hire. There are also seven dedicated business lounges in the departures area of the Main Terminal.

Further conference facilities are available at the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel (tel: 210 354 4000; www.sofitel.com).

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    Accessibility

    Facilities for disabled passengers at the airport include: easily accessible and text telephones, disabled toilets, adapted walkways and lifts, Braille signage, tactile flooring, and an alarm system to alert visually and hearing-impaired passengers in case of emergency.

    Electric cars are available to transport disabled passengers between the two terminals, and there are around 90 disabled car parking spaces at the airport.

    Disabled passengers should inform their airline of any special assistance required prior to travelling.

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    General Information

    Airport code: ATH

    Number of Terminals: 2

    Information

    There is an information desk in the Main Terminal. Additionally, an airport information line (tel: 210 353 0000) operates 24 hours a day.

    Transfer between Terminals

    An underground walkway and ground level path connect the Main Terminal with the Satellite Terminal.

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    Hotels in Athens

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    Athens has hundreds of hotels and hostels to cater for all tastes and budgets, and standards have improved a lot since the 2004 Olympics. In and around

    Syntagma Square is the most exclusive area; but also try Psirri, near Monastiraki, the heart of Athens’ alternative scene. Advance booking is highly recommended during July and August.

    InterContinental Athenaeum

    Syngrou Avenue 89-93
    Athens 117 45
    Greece
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    Category: Expensive

    One of the biggest hotels, with all the expected amenities and facilities, plus views of the Acropolis from its rooftop restaurant.

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    Charitos 22
    106 75 Athens
    Greece
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    Category: Moderate

    This slick modern designer hotel is just a taverna plate’s throw from Kolonaki Square. Rooms have Wi-Fi, and there’s also a gym, restaurant and bar.

    Nefeli

    Corner of Hatzimichali 2 and 16 Iperidou
    105 58 Athens
    Greece
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    Category: Budget

    Plain but comfortable rooms make this a good-value hotel in the central Plaka district.

    Dryades

    105 Emmanouil Benaki
    Athens 114 73
    Greece
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    Category: Budget

    This is an excellent-value, small family-run hotel with some family rooms and free Wi-Fi.

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