Today I visited the new Athens Intl Airport (LGAV) at Spata.
As many others have stated, it is one modern, spacious, advanced and nice airport. One of the biggest (in terms of space) in Europe.
Fact One: It only took me 30 minutes to get there, I live at northern suburbs of Athens. The new access road is there and there was no mess although it was Saturday noon. Somebody some days ago was saying "It will be a mess, believe me". I just don't.
Fact Two: The mess was for the passengers. The first three days was a festival of delays, lost lugguge and flight cancelation for Olympic Airways. All the other airlines had little problems, all of them related to airport's "teething problems". Olympic struggles to operate at LGAV (it represents the 70% of the traffic there) while all the others seem to work almost fine.
Fact three (the saddest): Little or not at all spotting opporunities from the main terminal building. If you do travel you have great views from the gate windows. If you don't....well....you have to watch through the windows of crowded fast food or restaurants.
Next week I will be travelling to Chania from Athens Spata and a full report will be available to you ASAP.
I will be glad to answer any questions from you...