How early should I get to Athens airport?

On your departure, make sure you are at the airport at least 2 hours before your plane leaves especially in the busy season. Check-in immediately so you will know which gate you have to go to and when it closes… unless Athens has you in it’s spell and you want to stay there forever.

How busy is Athens Airport?

Athens International is currently a member of Group 1 of Airports Council International (over 25 million passengers) as of 2020, it is the 19th-busiest airport in Europe and the busiest and largest in the Balkans.

Is Athens airport easy to navigate?

No matter which terminal you arrive at, Athens airport is a very easy airport to navigate with signs in both Greek and English, friendly English speaking staff and a very clear layout.

What time does the Athens airport open?

Athens airport is open 24 hours a day and has modern facilities. It operates with many flights and connections around the globe, so movement inside the terminals is usually constant, even throughout the night.

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Is Ath a big airport?

Athens International Airport is the largest airport in Greece, handling around 24 million passengers and 217,000 flights to a wide variety of international and domestic destinations every year.

Are there two airports in Athens?

The 2 main and busiest airports in Greece are in Athens city and Thessaloniki city. The airport of Athens, El. Venizelos International airport, receives direct flights from the majority of central European airports, while via transfer it receives passengers from around the world.

How long is the ferry from Athens to Santorini?

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini? The Athens to Santorini ferry time is usually 4 to 10 hours. The duration of the trip to Santorini depends mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company that serves this crossing.

Do you tip taxi drivers in Athens?

Tipping in taxis isn’t really expected or required, but if you want to do so, you can simply round up to the nearest Euro and tell the driver you don’t want the change. The maximum tip in a taxi is 5-10% of the final fare amount.

Can you stay overnight in Athens Airport?

While Athens Airport has several lounges, none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you just want to relax in a comfortable seat, check out this list of lounges in our Athens Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Is Athens airport efficient?

Athens International Airport was the most efficient airport among European airports that serve 10-25 million passengers per year, for 2019, and was awarded in the 2020 ATRS Global Airport Efficiency Awards, held virtually in July.

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Can you shower at Athens Airport?

Showers – A reader tells us there are showers in the washrooms in front of the prayer room. A few of the lounges also have showers. See the Airport Lounges section above.

Is there free WIFI in Athens Airport?

Athens International Airport – WIFI & Internet Kiosks. The “ATH Free Wi-Fi” Service is available within the Τerminal of the Athens International Airport and is offered for FREE. The “ATH Free Wi-Fi” network enables you to search your flight status, news & promos of the airport’s Shopping Centre, and many more.

Is Athens airport safe?

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the world’s and Europe’s safest airports, ranking sixth and second respectively on the Safe Travel Score for October 2020. The Safe Travel Score is an industry-first Covid-19 rating initiative, created in the wake of recovery from the pandemic.

Who runs Athens Airport?

Athens International Airport, about 30km east of Athens, Greece, was officially opened in March 2001. The owner of the new airport is Athens International Airport SA, with 55% of shares held by the Greek state, and the rest owned by a private consortium.

How long does it take to clear customs in Athens?

Expect 15-20 minutes max unless you’re unlucky. However since you fly with the luggage, this might take a while, and you can take overall up to 40 minutes before you leave the customs. They don’t really hurry there.

Can you transit through Athens Airport?

Transit passengers, including those from restricted origins, transferring in Athens from international to international flight, are not required to be tested against Covid-19, nor to display a negative molecular test result (PCR) or vaccination certificate upon arrival in Athens.

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