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Athens, Greece–  For many travelers headed to the Greek Islands or continuing on to international destinations, a brief layover in Athens is often part of the itinerary.

Fortunately for luxury travelers, the Sofitel Athens Airport is the only hotel located directly at the airport and the perfect choice for those with discerning tastes and limited time. Located immediately opposite the arrivals and departures terminals, the elegant, French refined property offers just the right touch of Greek warmth and hospitality to make your stay memorable. Whether you are in search of a place to rejuvenate in-between flights or check-in for an overnight stay during your Athens layover, the Sofitel Athens Airport is unquestionably the most convenient and luxurious option.


Even if you are not staying as an overnight guest, there are options for day visitors as well: decompress at the world-class The Spa located on the 9th floor overlooking a landing strip; grab a refreshing cocktail at Karavi Bar before enjoying a gourmet meal at Karavi; have a nightcap at Artemis Bar & Pergola; or delight in lunch at the international restaurant MesoghaiaAt the modern restaurant Mesoghaia, dine on fresh local and international dishes or for fine French cuisine served with breathtaking runway and valley views. If your day of travel calls for a cocktail or two, the Artemis Bar & Pergola is a perfect meeting spot for colleagues or friends.


The Sofitel Athens Airport offers additional conveniences and services including an airline desk, beauty salon, and currency exchange. For hotel guests, Sofitel offers a luxurious limousine service that can transport guests from the hotel to must-see landmarks such as the iconic Parthenon and the Olympic Stadium. There is also a convenient train station located immediately across from the airport and next to the Sofitel with a direct train line to the heart of Athens.
After spending a day in the city center exploring the museums and cultural landmarks of Athens, you can look forward to returning to your home away from home at The Sofitel which has everything needed for a relaxing evening, restful sleep and productive routine before your flight. At the Sofitel Athens Airport, you won’t have to go far or be inconvenienced to make your Athens layover a luxurious one.
Sofitel Athens Airport

Athens International Airport

19019 Sparta, Athens


By Quentin J. Smith