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Athens Airport Hotels: Where To Stay Near the Athens Airport [ATH – Eleftherios Venizelos]

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It’s no surprise that there are numerous hotels located near Athens Airport. Some tourists who visit Athens only plan to stay there overnight before flying to a Greek island. Some others want to stay near Athens Airport on the last night of their trip to avoid all the last-minute inconveniences before returning home.

Whether you’re having a long layover in Athens or prefer to stay away from the noisy city center, these Athens Airport hotels should definitely be on your list.

Some of them are located right across the airport’s departure terminal while others are set in an idyllic location by the waterfront, less than 30 minutes away from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (AIA).

How To Get From Athens Airport To the City Center

Getting from the Athens airport to the city center is quite easy and straightforward. Depending on your final destination, you can choose between the metro (blue line) and the suburban railway.

In general, most visitors prefer the metro because it’s faster and runs through the city center and some of the most famous neighborhoods like Monastiraki and Syntagma.

From there, you can easily get to any place downtown in a few minutes. The metro station is located just across the terminal. On the other hand, the suburban railway departs from the same platform but it’s a bit slower and runs through different areas of the city. It will take you to the northern suburbs of Athens as well as the central railway station of Athens (Larisa Station).

There is also the option to take the bus (although we really wouldn’t recommend it, as it’s quite slower than the rest of your options).

However, if you arrive at the airport after 1 am and want to travel to the city, the bus will, unfortunately, be your only choice. The ticket for the metro, the suburban railway, and the bus is the same, and it costs 10 euros. Finally, you can always take a taxi and get to the city center of Athens in just about 20 minutes.

Approaching the Athens International Airport

Why Stay Close To Athens Airport (Ath)

Staying at a hotel near the airport in Athens could -under certain circumstances- be the right choice for your trip to Greece. It’s an excellent alternative for a business trip if you want to skip the tourist crowds and spend your time in Athens in peace.

Numerous hotels located near Athens airport are quite sophisticated and offer luxurious amenities. It’s also the obvious choice if you plan to fly out again after a day or two.

Staying near Athens airport will ensure that you will be on time for your flight.

No need to be alarmed but it’s best that we warn you: even though the metro service in Athens is generally quite reliable, there are cases when public transportation in Athens halves for various reasons.

Heads up: Worried you might miss your flight? No need to panic. Avoid unreliable taxis on arrival or departure from Athens International Airport with a pre-booked transfer to the city center. Check some options here!

The Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel

 Located 50 meters opposite the Athens International Airport, the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel is a great choice for a layover. It is adjacent to the city’s main highway, Attica Road offering quick and easy access to the city center by car or the metro.

The 5-star hotel features high-end facilities such as gourmet restaurants, two stylish bars, and a deluxe hotel spa providing a unique stay to its guests.

The Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel. Courtesy: Sofitel Hotel

The Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel can satisfy travelers of all styles and budgets with 345 rooms, 2 executive floors, 12 suites, and 1 presidential suite.

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Holiday Inn Athens

Holiday Inn Athens is close to Athens International Airport and just a 30-minute drive from the city center.

The Holiday Inn Athens Hotel. Courtesy: Holiday Inn Athens

The luxurious hotel features 180 standard rooms, 11 executive rooms, and 3 suites as well as 6 meeting rooms, a fitness center, a pool, and a sauna. An elegant restaurant and a quiet bar complete the hotel’s premises offering an ideal place to unwind after a long day.

A free shuttle service from and to the airport is available 24/7.

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Pantheon Hotel Athens Airport

Set in the quiet town of Markopoulo, a 15-minute drive from Athens International Airport, the Pantheon Hotel is great for business and leisure travelers looking for tranquil accommodation away from the city.

The Pantheon Hotel Athens Airport. Courtesy: Pantheon Hotel

The 2-star hotel consists of 15 elegant rooms, most of which have access to a private balcony or a backyard, while all of them are fully equipped and comfortable.

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4MS Flight Apartments Airport

 Situated in the area of Spata, 15 kilometers away from Athens International Airport, 4MS Flight Apartments Airport offers two comfortable apartments for a relaxed stay.

Both the Deluxe and the Superior Apartments have access to a serene garden and a balcony ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

The Flight Apartments Airport Hotel

Featuring all the necessary amenities and an equipped kitchen,  Flight Αpartments Airport is ideal for families with kids. Plus, pets are allowed, and no extra fee is required.

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Dolce Attica Riviera

Dolce Attica Riviera is a luxurious retreat set in Brauron, a scenic town in the eastern suburbs of Attica.

Its privileged location, 5,4 kilometers from Athens International Airport and just one hour from Athens’ city center makes it the perfect accommodation for travelers of all types.

Aside from a wide selection of rooms, bungalows, and suites, the high-end resort features a stylish restaurant, a sun-drenched pool bar, and a deluxe spa.

The Dolce Attica Riviera Hotel from above. Courtesy: Dolce Attica Riviera

With 7 conference rooms and a fully-equipped business center, Dolce Attica Riviera isn’t only a great choice for leisure travelers and those on a business trip.

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Seasabelle Hotel

 Situated by the waterfront in Artemida’s beautiful beach, the Seasabelle Hotel boasts a serene and warm atmosphere. 

The stylish hotel features modern decorated rooms that overlook either the sea or the mainland, offering a great view.

The Seasabelle Hotel in Artemida. Courtesy: Seasabelle Hotel

Athens International Airport is just 5 kilometers away from the cozy hotel, giving travelers on a layover the opportunity to take a glimpse of the Greek coast while at the same time being close to the airport.

The hotel’s beach bar, roof garden wine bar, and Italian restaurant guarantee to make your stay in Seasabelle Hotel a unique experience.

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Kiani Akti

Kiani Akti is a 2-star hotel located in Porto Rafti, just 10 minutes from Athens International Airport. Featuring 25 bright and spacious rooms with a majestic view over the sea, the cozy hotel offers a comfortable stay to travelers from all over the world.

Twin Room with sea view in Kiani Akti hotel. Courtesy: Kiani Akti Hotel

A local tavern, a café-bar serving beverages, drinks, mouthwatering snacks, and a beach bar providing sun lounges and umbrellas are available to the hotel’s guests all day.

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Hotel Avra Rafina

Hotel Avra Rafina lies in the eastern suburbs of Athens, in the charming town of Rafina. With a wide range of room types overlooking the beach, the 4-star hotel offers a unique stay.

Hotel Avra Rafina. Courtesy: Hotel Avra Rafina

Its privileged location, 11 kilometers from Athens International Airport, close to the Port of Rafina and the city’s main attractions, makes Hotel Avra a great place to spend your vacation in Athens.

Start your day with a nutritious breakfast at the hotel’s buffet, and in the evening, relax with a refreshing drink at the modern hotel’s bar.

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Peri’s Hotel

Peri’s Hotel is situated just 10 minutes away from Athens International Airport in the seaside town of Loutsa (Artemida). The area’s peaceful surroundings, in combination with the hotel’s comfortable and spacious rooms, create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing stay while visiting Athens.

Peri’s Hotel is a good choice for your accommodation near Athens International Airport.
Courtesy: Peri’s Hotel

Shuttle buses to and from the airport are part of the services provided to each guest for free by the hotel’s owners.

The hotel’s 12 rooms are decorated in a stylish and modern, featuring all the amenities for a pleasant stay.

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Artemis GreenHill

 A little further away compared to other Athens airport hotels, yet,  in close distance, Artemis GreenHill is located 21 kilometers from Athens International Airport.

Each of the hotel’s rooms features a private balcony with a breathtaking view and access to a flourished garden and a serene terrace.

Artemis GreenHill’s different types of rooms can accommodate from 2 to 6 persons, and all of them have a private kitchen.

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The Rest of the Hotels in Athens

Now, to be completely candid, if you don’t have a good reason to stay at a hotel near Athens airport and if you can spare some time to experience the city, we strongly recommend that you make the trip downtown and find a hotel close to Acropolis or pick one near Plaka even if it’s only for one night.

Now, you might think that staying near the airport will save you all the hassle of researching online, browsing hotels, comparing prices, and reading reviews to make sure you make the right choice. We know that feeling very well.

That’s why we created an extensive guide with all of our top picks for hotels in Athens. Here you will find all kinds of hotels, from five-star luxury resorts with Acropolis views to romantic boutique hotels and budget-friendly options in the most popular areas of Athens like Plaka, Koukaki, Monastiraki, Thission, and Syntagma.

If that still isn’t enough, feel free to reach out for a tailor-made recommendation. We’ll be happy to help!

Tips and Useful Information on Where to Stay Near the Athens Airport

Chances are that, apart from booking engines and websites, you’ll find limited information online regarding the hotels near Athens Airport. After all, that’s why we created this extensive guide. In this section, we’ll try to cover some more ground and answer some questions that we bet are on your mind – before you even ask!

How far is Athens Airport from the city center?

The distance between the city center of Athens and the airport is approximately 35 kilometers. That means it would take about 30 minutes to make the trip by car.

How far are the hotels from the airport?

It all depends on which one you choose. Some hotels, like the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel, are less than 5 minutes from the airport’s terminals.

What is the name of Athens Airport?

The official name of the airport of Athens is Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. It was named after the very influential Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. You will also often see the Athens airport initials written as AIA (IATA: ATH)

How much is a taxi from Athens airport to the city?

A taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs approximately 40 euros daily, about 55 euros after midnight and until 5 am.

What is near Athens airport?

Unfortunately, the area around Athens Airport doesn’t have much to offer from a tourist perspective. However, if you make a short trip towards the eastern coast of Attica (about 15 to 20 kilometers away from the airport), you’ll find golden sand beaches and quaint towns that will make you think you’ve arrived at a Greek island.

The bottom line is this: if you’re on a layover, have a flight canceled or delayed, and are looking for comfortable accommodation to spend a day or two, this list with some of the best Athens Airport hotels will be useful.

Choose the one that fits your needs and styles best and enjoy a unique stay in Athens.

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