We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Long transit in Athens airport?

Level Contributor
141 posts
4 reviews
Long transit in Athens airport?

Iam going to have flight from egypt to Istanbul but the proplem tht I will have like 18 hours transit in Athens airport, so is there hotel inside airport I can stay or can I go outside airport or do I need transit visa?

6 replies to this topic
London, United...
Level Contributor
21,106 posts
10 reviews
1. Re: Long transit in Athens airport?

Mike, I think you should see this thread, which was started almost simultaneously with yours by someone in exactly the same situation. Eamon's reply will, I'm sure, be just as relevant to you as far as how to spend the time goes: he, or someone else, may also be able to help with your question about a transit visa.


Edited: 29 June 2018, 05:45
London, United...
Destination Expert
for Athens
Level Contributor
943 posts
16 reviews
2. Re: Long transit in Athens airport?

I think the OP will find some answers to their question on this website. I have no experience of transit visa requirements unfortunately.

https:/… Scroll down to "Case 3" . I think it might be relevant.

Edited: 29 June 2018, 20:47
Ostend, Belgium
Destination Expert
for Argolis Region
Level Contributor
7,400 posts
24 reviews
3. Re: Long transit in Athens airport?

Yes you need a visa if you want to stay in a hotel outside the airport. You don't need a visa if you stay in the airport transit zone.

See Case 3 in the link provided by Eamon. That is the relevant information.

Level Contributor
2 posts
4 reviews
4. Re: Long transit in Athens airport?

Tell me what you did and found in athens airport ?

Am planning to travel to turkey from cairo and also long transit :(

Oslo, Norway
Destination Expert
for Oslo, Naxos, Norway
Level Contributor
23,966 posts
43 reviews
5. Re: Long transit in Athens airport?

This thread has not had any further activity since end of June. Most likely the OP (Original poster) doesn't follow this thread anymore.

When asking a question in an old thread you stand a much better chance to get a reply by using the pm option.

Like you can see on your own personal page all posters in the forum has a pm option on their page. Look up your own to get the idea.

You find their personal page by clicking on their user name.

Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
596 posts
6. Re: Long transit in Athens airport?

You are asking complete strangers about legislation.

A wrong answer taken as a guide can lead to tremendous trouble that could ruin your trip.

Don't be lazy,ask the proper authorities get an official answer and be done with it.

Edited: 16 October 2018, 00:13
Reply to: Long transit in Athens airport?
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted