Getting in Athens by air

  

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, at Spata, 27km east of Athens, has all the modern conveniences, including 24-hour luggage storage in the arrivals hall and a children's playroom – even a small archaeological museum above the check-in hall for passing time.

It is served by many major and budget airlines as well as high-season charters.

Average domestic one-way fares range from €25 to €140, but vary dramatically depending on season. Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air (which have merged, but still run separate routes) have flights to all islands with airports.

Entry Requirements & Customs

Greece follows the Schengen Agreement provisions and the subsequent acquits concerning short term visa issues.

For entry into Greece, citizens of the E.U. zone are only required to present a valid passport or ID card issued by a public authority (driving licenses do not qualify). 

For holders of regular passports of the following countries who wish to visit Greece and stay up to 3 months (90 days) within a six (6) month period, NO visa is required: 

Non-EU European countries
Argentina
Australia
Brazil 
Brunei Darussalam 
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica 

El Salvador 
Guatemala
Honduras
Israel 
Japan
Malaysia
Mexico
New Zeland

Nicaragua
Panama 
Paraguay
Singapore
South Korea 
USA 
Uruguay
Venezuela

Holders of regular passports from the rest of the world need a visa in order to enter Greece (and the Schengen area)