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Relax on your flight from Adelaide to Athens with Qatar Airways and enjoy some of the best premium-quality services from our exclusive in-flight list. Stretch back in spacious, ergonomically-designed seating created with your comfort in mind. During the trip, choose from a menu of delicious cuisine brought to you by an attentive and professional cabin crew dedicated to making your trip a memorable one.
Athens has stood at the centre of world civilisation for over four millennia, still dominated by the mighty Acropolis and the symbol of enlightened values, the Parthenon, which dates to Greece’s golden age in the 5th century BC. When you fly in with Qatar Airways, you’ll be able to visit the Acropolis Museum to see other relics of that time. Apart from its archaeological attractions, Athens today is a very modern city which offers a range of boutique shopping opportunities and has some of the best restaurants in Greece.
Australia’s fifth busiest airport is modern, well equipped and designed to enhance the customers’ experience from the moment they check in. Situated just 6km from the city centre, the airport is right next to West Beach, a seaside suburb of the city itself.
Characterized by quiet efficiency, the atmosphere at the airport lays the ground for a comfortable journey ahead, making it a very pleasant starting point for customers flying from Adelaide with Qatar Airways. The opening of a new terminal in 2005 led to a cluster of awards, including the airport being named the world’s second-best airport (5-15 million passengers), as well as Australia’s best capital city airport in 2006, 2009 and 2011.
Transportation and parking
The airport is well served by both buses and taxis, which are plentiful, frequent and very well priced. Buses J1 and J2 run to and from the city centre every 15 minutes, while taxis can be pre-ordered by your hotel concierge. The journey time from the city centre to the airport is around 15-20 minutes, depending on the time of day (morning and evening rush hour traffic can cause delays). A multi-storey short-term car park is located outside the main passenger terminal, while long-stay parking is available a little further out, and is served by a shuttle to the terminals every 20 minutes.
At the airport
Customers flying from Adelaide with Qatar Airways depart from the main departure area in the passenger terminal. Indicator boards will give you directions as to which boarding gate your flight leaves from, and be aware that security checks at the airport are very tight. Allow between one and two hours to check-in and clear security.
Facilities and amenities
Business travellers can find a well-equipped business centre on Level 1 offering photocopying, fax and internet services. Elsewhere, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and there are coin-operated internet kiosks on Level 2.
A wide variety of cafés, snack bars and restaurants serve everything from on-the-go food to more substantial meals, as well as drinks and light snacks. The shopping outlets are plentiful, and there are Duty Free outlets on Levels 1 and 2. A prayer room for devotions is available in the departure area, and there is also a kid’s play area for younger children.
The cradle of modern civilisation, the birthplace of democracy – Athens has to be one of the most influential and iconic destinations in the world. Book a flight to Athens with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover why this extraordinary city is so important not just to the history of Europe, but to its future as well.
Filled with incredible historical sites, Athens is also a modern, working city that is home to nearly four million people.
But it’s the history that most visitors come to experience, and immersing yourself in the relics of the past is a great way to understand so much more about our own modern civilisation, as well as Greece’s incredible past.
Athens packs in the attractions, and at the top of most visitors’ lists has to be the Acropolis, a World Heritage site and standing proud above the city itself. For the best overall view of Athens, especially at sunset, head to Lykavittos Hill.
It’s a hot, dusty climb, but on a clear day you can see beyond the port of Piraeus and out to the islands of Aegina and the Peloponnese.
Back in the city, the Ancient Agora is home to some of the best-preserved temples and monuments from the Bronze Age, and the magnificent Temple of Zeus with its towering columns.
Modern Athens has plenty to offer as well, with dozens of museums and galleries to explore. The best way to see Athens is to take an open-top tour of the city by bus.
Flights to Athens with Qatar Airways land at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Athens please check the visa and passport requirements.
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