Located 27 km east of the city center, near the suburb of Spáta, this airport opened in 2001 as part of the infrastructure improvements in preparation for the Olympics and is allegedly now one of the more attractive and efficient major European airports, It's a major hub in the Aegean, Balkan and East Mediterranean regions.
The airport has excellent public transit connections to the city and the usual array of food stands, duty-free shops, and other airport services. You can take metro, suburban railway, express bus or taxi to this airport.
The Suburban Railway is a new addition to Athens's network. The main line starts from Piraeus, passes through the main line train station of Larissis in Athens, and forks at Neratziotissa west to Kiato and Corinth and east towards the Airport.
Tram connects the city centre with the southern suburbs and has connections with the metro lines. There are three tram lines.