As one of the world's oldest cities, Athens is considered by some to be the cradle of western civilisation. The city's airport, Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, replaced the former Hellenikon airport in 2001. It is named after Eleftherios Venizelos, charismatic Cretan politician and former prime minister of Greece.
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is Greece's busiest airport, operating frequent flights from Athens to London. The airport currently has two terminals; it features a series of cultural exhibitions including a permanent exhibition of archaeological findings from Mesogaia that date back to Neolithic times, an exhibition dedicated to Eleftherios Venizelos and an introduction to life in Greek antiquity at the airport's Acropolis Museum.