Athens and Tripoli airports and terminals
Airports in Athens , GR
Eleftherios Venizelos airport (ATH)
Distance from City Center: 12.2 miles
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Flights to Tripoli
Flying out of Athens
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Athens Major Airport
The major airport serving Athens is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, which is located about 22 miles from downtown Athens. Several major airlines service the airport, including Delta, US Airways, British Airways, KLM, Aeroflot, Air France, United, American, and several more. Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air use Athens as a major hub. At Orbitz.com, travelers can compare the prices from most of these airlines, so they receive the best deals and options that suit their needs.
Parking Options at the Airport
The airport has several parking options, including short-term parking, long-term parking, and valet parking. The first 20 minutes are free in the short-term and long-term lots, which is ideal for dropping off passengers. A free shuttle bus will transport passengers to and from the airport terminals.
Transportation to the Airport
Several options are available for people to get to the airport, including taxis, the metro, rental cars, and buses. Taxis do not charge a flat rate as in some cities; instead they charge a metered rate, which is higher during nighttime hours. The metro and the express take 30 to 40 minutes to get downtown, and their prices vary. Car rentals are a more convenient option for people who want to explore the city. Check with Orbitz.com to book your rental and save more money.
Restaurants Located at the Airport
For those who need a snack or drink, the airport has the Aristotle Onassis Lounge, Goldair Handling Cip Lounge, and the Melina Merkouri Lounge. Along with food and drinks, these lounges offer other amenities including showers, television, and fax services.
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Tripoli Airport Information
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Tripoli, also known as Tripoli-of-the-West, the capital of Libya that is famous for its turquoise waters and whitewashed buildings. Visitors to Tripoli fly into Tripoli International Airport, located in the town of Qaser Ben Ghashir, approximately 21 miles from downtown Tripoli. The airport is a domestic and international destination for over 20 airlines, including Afriqiyah Airways, British Airways, Libyan Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Domestic airlines offer low-fare shuttle service from Tripoli International Airport to other cities in the region.
Tripoli International Airport Transportation Options
The most reliable way to get from Tripoli International Airport to downtown Tripoli if you are not in town with a tour operator is take a taxi. A taxi ride to downtown should cost approximately $8 USD. If you share a taxi, you can split the fare. Tour operators and hotels offer free airport shuttle service to the downtown area for visitors with advance arrangements.
Weather Information for Tripoli
Tripoli experiences long, hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. High summer temperatures often exceed 100°F. The average temperature in the winter fluctuates between 48°F and 64°F. Tripoli gets about 16 inches of rainfall in the winter months.
Popular Attractions in the Tripoli Area
The best way to visit the sights of Tripoli is to walk. Popular attractions include the Assaraya al-Hamra, also known as the Red Castle, a vast palace compound from the Ottoman period, the Gurgi and Karamanli mosques, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the Jamahiriya Museum. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on admission to area attractions and cheap flights to Tripoli.
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