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.