The Lufthansa Business Lounge at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) in Athens, Greece (along with its neighbor, the Aegean lounge) is located in the Schengen area, near gate B12. This is all the way at the end of the hall, before security.
Disclaimer: My visit was at 4:30 am, so I apologize for the shoddy photos.
Despite the early hour, check-in desk staff was friendly and perky. They gave a quick rundown of everything and even offered me an iPad to use while in the lounge.
The lounge itself was small. Finding a seat was not an issue as there wasn’t much of a crowd.
Two types of seats were available: cafe chairs and armchairs. The armchairs were pretty comfy.
Food selection was decent. It was a mix of Greek and German food- mostly breakfast type items.
Beverage selection was also good. In addition to the usual breakfast stuff (o.j and milk), a self-serve selection of alcoholic beverages was also available. I guess it was more of “a late night” and less of “an early morning” for some guests as they were not hesitant to hit up the whiskey…not a judgement, just an observation.
There were two business stations in the lounge, but they did not seem very private.
The free WiFi was pretty solid.
There are no restrooms located inside the lounge- guests must exit the lounge and head down the hall to use the facilities.
As I stated in the beginning, this lounge is located before security. I prefer my lounges after security to avoid any unexpected delays. Fortunately, not only was my gate steps away but there was also a dedicated security lane for lounge guests.
Overall, the Lufthansa business lounge in Athens was a small but ok lounge with a decent food and beverage selection. Although much more comfortable than the crowded gate area, I can see seating being an issue during busier times.