Tuesday March 27, 2001 was an uncommon day for the city of Athens. Following six decades the capital of Greece gained another International Airport. Migrated from Elliniko areato Spata with current offices and another name the new airplane terminal built up the new period for the Greek aeronautics division. The development of the new air terminal has been propelled in July 1996 and it was conveyed to finish only five months before venture’s due date, in September 2000.
On March 28, the primary plane landed. It was the Olympic Air flight from Montreal, Canada.
After one day, the 1572 flight of KLM to Amsterdam was the initiation takeoff flight from the fresh out of the plastic new El. Venizelos International Airport. It’s been over ten years after those opening flights and the Athens International Airport El. Venizelos keeps on accepting a huge number of guests to Greece every year.
Athens International Airport was named after the Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), considered one of the best leaders of present day and contemporary history of Greece, who was additionally a Minister of Aviation.
The Athens International Airport is situated close to the town of Spata, 34 km from the downtown area of Athens and 25 km from the northern suburb of Kifissia (GPS Data 37.93,23.945).
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Αround 15 million travelers arrive and withdraw from Athens I
The town of Novigrad also boasts of the basilica, standing since the 13th century of Saint Pelagus. Another structure from the medieval period is the three-nave church of Saint Agatha which can be dated way back to the beginning of the 11th century. The tourists are treated to a great period of fun and frolic at the beaches as well as a cultural tour at these churches. The place has its own traditional festivals too especially in August which is a great time for tourists. The Jazz festival as part of the Heinken Music Nights and the Saint Pelagus folk feast that usually continues for 3 days are two events that bring in lot of visitors.
Accommodation for tourists is cheaply available in good hotels. Apartments in Croatia or rentals in Croatia are within the common man’s reach, making the place, a more popular tourist destination. The Villa Paolija, for example, costs anywhere between 45 – 80 Euros and is a family house with all amenities for a comfortable living. This includes central heating and air conditions, wireless router for internet and TV satellite connection and most importantly, a fully equipped kitchen. The villa is located 2 km from the city’s beaches in a private and peaceful area and 4 km sandy stretches can be visited in a car.
Hotel Nautica is a hotel that offers comfortable stay with all modern luxuries. The guests have access to a sauna, wellness center and spa, a Turkish steam bath, Jacuzzi and an indoor swimming pool making the hotel a complete pleasure to stay in. These hotels provide all the business services too including access to a business center with banquet facilities, ironing and internet services, perfect for a business trip. Other major hotels include the Old Stone Guest House, which is relatively inexpensive at 45 euros and the Hotel Laguna which is 1 km away from Nautica. All in all, one can get a pleasurable stay at any of the hotels in any part of the year.