Question: How long does it take to get through 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.

How long does it take to transfer at Athens Airport?

Athens Airport is an “all under the same roof” airport. 1 terminal and all flights commencing from the same spot. Minimum transfer time we advise is two hours. That means avoiding to book a flight with a take off less than two hours after landing time.

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.

How much time do you need to connect in Athens?

You do not need much time to connect. An hour at the most as long if your flight is on time. personally I would even book with 45 minutes.

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Do you have to go through Customs in Greece?

No. You have to go through Schengen Immigration at your first port in the Schengen area (in this case Athens). If the travel is on one ticket, the luggage will be checked through to Santorini, and will go through Customs there. Immigration (Passport Control) is the process that takes time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Do I need transit visa for Athens?

27. Re: Do I need a transit visa in Athens Airport? No. But you will need your passport and boarding pass to get to the gate for your connecting flight.

Are Olympic and Aegean Airlines the same?

The airline uses the IATA code OA that it inherited from Olympic Airlines, and the ICAO code OAL. … However, the sale to Aegean Airlines was approved by the EU Competition Commission on 10 October 2013, and the airline is now a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines.

Does Athens have a subway?

The fastest means of getting around Athens is the Metro. The Athens Metro system consists of 3 lines and connects to the tram, bus routes and suburban railway. The Metro runs daily from 5 am to midnight. Lines 2 and 3 operate until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

How long does it take to get through Greece customs?

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.

Where is customs in Athens Airport?

Passengers, eligible for VAT refund, need to proceed to the Customs office which is located opposite Check-in Counter Nr. 61 (public access), prior to Check-in, in order for the Tax Refund form to be stamped by Customs.

Is Passport control the same as customs?

“Immigration” is about the people traveling from one country to another. It’s sometimes called “passport control” or “border control” depending on the airport. “Customs” is about the stuff those people are carrying with them.

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