My husband and I fly into Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport on May 15, 2011 arriving from Budapest, Hungary and meet one daughter arriving from USA and another daughter arriving from India. Can you recommend a specific place in the airport to meet up at?
The arrivals area of the airport in Athens is basically a long walk-way with arrivals Extra Schengen (A) at one end and arrivals Intra Schengan (B) at the other. It looks like you and your husband will be arriving through the Intra Schengen (B) area because you are coming from another Schengen country and your daughters will be arriving through the Extra Schengen area (A) since they are coming from India and the USA. Since you will have already collected your baggage when you come through those areas, I would recommend just waiting outside the area (either A or B) of whomever is the last person to arrive in Athens. If you search Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport website online you can click on an "airport maps" link and look at the arrival areas I have talked about. Hope this helps! Have a wonderful trip!
Once processed, all of you will end up in the Arrivals Hall. I suggest you meet just inside one of the numbered exit/entry doors. Door 3 is central.
thank you both for your quick replies. I have printed the online map and spotted exit 3, so that may work well. My husband was hoping for a easily recognizable landmark like a cafe or store front or something, as he was thinking the area might be confusing.