Small but serviceable, the Lufthansa lounge in Athens was a nice alternative to the even-more-crowded Aegean lounge nearby.
This Schengen lounge is located near gate A25 and available to Star Alliance Gold members as well as Lufthansa or SWISS business class or connecting first class passengers. It is open daily from 4:30AM to 8:00PM seven days per week.
It’s very small. Half the area is taken up by the food and drink area while the other area is taken up by tables and chairs…
A breakfast buffet included pre-cooked omelets, chicken sausage, Greek custard pie, cheese pie, salami and similar meats, cheese, Greek yogurt, sliced fruit, breakfast breads, sliced watermelon, cereal, and toppings like walnuts, cranberries, and prunes.
The beverage selection includes a coffee machine (decent), beer, wine spirits, juices, water, and soft drinks. I also noticed a special table with Greek coffee that was nice and strong.
The seating area includes a couch spanning the length of the lounge with tables and chairs, an island with six seats, and a couple other small chairs. There’s really not a seating area. Instead, the lounge seems intended for food and drink.
Restrooms (no showers) are available, but were so crowded I do not have any pictures.
I’ll always stop by the Aegean Lounge for fresh juice, but I do prefer this lounge overall. As crowded and small as it appears, it less congested in the morning than the Aegean lounge.
@Matthew, AFAIK, there is no Senator Lounge. It’s just an LH Business Lounge, so F, C, an *G all have access. While it’s small, I agree that it’s never as packed as the A3 lounge.
Correct. Not sure what I was thinking this morning…
“A breakfast buffet included pre-prepared omelets”
Er, they included pre-cooked or prepared omelets…saying something was pre-prepared is a but redundant.
Was just in this lounge a few weeks ago on our way back from Cyprus. We did a lounge hop, coffee tour of the Aegean, Lufthansa and Priority Pass lounge. We preferred the coffee in the Aegean lounge, but the food was better in the Lufthansa lounge. The Priority Pass lounge there in the A gates wasn’t the greatest. I enjoy the little omelets and sausages as preferred over the carb fest that was the Aegean lounge.
In my experience the LH lounges are remarkably consistent around the world.
I’m pretty sure there’s no restrooms inside (or I was given seriously duff info by the receptionist last month).
The afternoon food options are impressive for an LH J lounge, and the wide range of Greek wines also go down nicely. One of Lufthansa’s better outstation offerings.
You did not even bother to check the right side upon entrance or walk left passed the coffee machine (connects there too)? There’s another section of this lounge with a unique selection of whisky. Something you will not find in any other Lufthansa Business or Senator lounge worldwide. See http://thetravelsisters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMAG3847.jpg for an older picture before the renovation. Includes Lagavulin 16, Oban 14, Laphroaig 10, Clynelish 14, Balvenie DoubleWood 12 and many more.
Yes, I found out after that I thought I was on the Senator side, but it was just one large business lounge. I’ll have to return and update the post. Thanks for the whiskey picture.