The first impressions of someone visiting Athens are usually positive. Access to the city from El. Venizelos airport is via the highway Attiki Odos (Attica Highway).
Attiki Odos is made with international specifications and consists of two main freeways. The first one, 52,4 km long, the Elefsina – Spata Freeway that connects these two ends of the Attica Basin and offers access to and from the International Airport El. Venizelos. The second freeway, the western Beltway of Ymittos Road 12,9 km long, was ready and first used in September 2003. Both of them have three driving lines and one emergency line in each direction. This major project of connecting the capitalĘs main arteries with speedway roads aimed to better serve the participants and the visitors of the 2004 Olympic Games. Hence, the junctions of Kifisias Avenue, Metamorfosis and Elefsina sought to offer a fast trip to downtown Athens and direct connection with the National Highways of Athens – Thessaloniki and Athens – Corinth. Furthermore, the Ymittos Avenue Beltway is considered to be the fastest and safest road from downtown Athens to El. Venizelos Airport, through Katehaki Avenue.
Attiki Odos is the only traffic artery in Athens with tolls. The flat fee system is applied, which helps the long distance travelers and eases jams at the exits and entrances. The toll rates of Attiki Odos set on 02/2006 are:
Motorcycle: 1.40 Euro
Cars – Cars with Small Trailers, Small Commercial Vehicles, Cars with Big Trailers – Light Cars with Big Trailers – Őini Buses up to 15 Seats: 2.80 Euro
Buses with more than 15 Seats – Small / Medium Trucks: 7.00 Euro, Big Trucks: 11.20 Euro
There are cards useful for frequent users (Business Pass and Friendly Pass) and the Smart Card that offers a discount to the drivers that use the automatic pay system.
Attiki Odos S.A.
41.9 km Attiki Odos
19002 Athens - Peania (Greece)
Tel. +30 210 - 6682200
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