October 21, 2015

Review: Lufthansa Business Lounge, Area B Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)

Trip to Athens and Warsaw flying on Aegean, LOT and SAS in Business Class

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Lufthansa Business Lounge, Athens Airport

Date of visit: October 16, 2015

Location:  Departure Area Schengen, Before security check, opposite Gate B12
Access:  Business Class passengers flying on Lufthansa; Lufthansa Hon Circle and Senator status members flying on any Star Alliance flight; Star Alliance Gold members flying on any Star Alliance flight +1guest 
Opening hours:  Daily exept Saturday 4.15 am - 8.00 pm; Saturday 4.15 am - 8.45 pm

Seating


Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Athens Airport seating


Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Athens Airport seating

Dining


Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Athens Airport buffet area


Eggplant salad and Cretan dakos salad with Myzithra

The hot buffet selection included:

Tomato Soup

Country Sausage Stew (Spetsofai)


Salami from Lefkada, Graviera from Naxos, Ladotyri from Mytilini


Panna Cotta and Milk rice with cinnamon


Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Athens Airport buffet


Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Athens Airport bar

Work Station


One of two workstations has a laptop and there is free wifi 


Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Athens Airport reading materials

CONCLUSION

Last week, I was able to visit three Business Class lounges in Athens Airport before my flight on Aegean to Larnaca: The Lufthansa Business Lounge and Aegean Business Lounge both of which are in Area B, and the Swissport Executive Lounge located in Area A from where my flight was departing. I would say that among the three, the Lufthansa Business Lounge is the best when it comes to food selection. It was the only lounge among the three which offered hot food on the buffet so this is definitely a plus to Lufthansa. On the other hand, the seating area is quite small although during my stay there, we were only three guests the whole time so it had not been a problem. There is no toilet though so you would need to use the toilet from the adjacent Aegean Lounge or somewhere inside the terminal. Overall, this is definitely the best lounge among the three when it comes to dining and it would probably be worth the long walk from Area A in case your flight departs from there as was my case.