Victory Inn

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Athens airpory

by jims99

I just got a message from Aegian Airlines that my mid-june flight from Iraklion to Athens was changed for an hour later. I will have only 70 minutes to catch my British Airways flight to London. Will I have enough time to claim luggage and check-in? How far are the gates from each other?
--- Jim

Re: Athens airpory

by leics

This will be a bit tight, because you have to get your bags and get to BA check-in before it closes (probably 40/45 minutes before departure, but check for your flight via the 'manage my booking' link on the BA site). Checking-in online, if available, might be quicker although there can be queues at the bag drop.

The landing time for the AA flight is the time it lands, not its time at the gate.

Can you change either of the flights? If not, explain the situation to the AA crew and ask if they can let you off first (sit near the front if possible).

You can find a map of the airport here:

but you probably won't know which gate you will arrive at or leave from until you are there.

Re: Athens airpory

by johngayton

Yes with Greece it's always a risk to have tight schedules when returning and with now only 70 minutes that looks far too tight. I always make sure I'm back on the mainland the day before I'm due to fly out.

I'd be tempted to get in touch with Aegian and get them to fly you out the day before and pick up the tab for an overnight stay in Athens - what's your travel insurance policy like??

I mention the travel insurance because if you've got a good policy and miss your onwards flight due to AA having made the flight change then your insurance will pick up any costs you incur and charge them to AA.

Re: Athens airpory

by StefanosS

This is not your only problem. Keep on checking the BA website, since there is a Cabin Crew strike going on.

Re: Athens airpory

by leics

The last 5-day strike is due to begin on June 5th, although a settlement may be reached before that.

However, by no means all flights are being cancelled during the strikes, so no point in worrying as yet. Check the BA site nearer the time.

Re: Athens airpory

by jims99

Thank you all for your replies - very helpful! Based on your comments, I emailed Aegian Airlines, requesting an earlier flight. Within a few hours, they replied, agreeing and confirming re-booking, at no extra charge. I now have about 4 hours between flights, ample.
I will be mindful of strikes/disruptions.

Re: Athens airpory

by leics

That is excellent news! Much better to have 4 hours and a stress-free transfer.

The present strike is going ahead, but even so BA is operating 50% of flights from Heathrow (Gatwick is not affected). And I suspect your flight is after the last strike ends, so you should have no problems. Strikes have to be pre-planned by law in the UK, so the chances of an unplanned one are very slim indeed.

Enjoy Greece! :-)

Re: Athens airpory

by jims99

John and Leics,
Took you advice further. Just signed up for flight delay insurance. Very inexpensive, covers both of us for up to two days, up to USD 300 expenses per day - well worth it!
Thanks again, Jim

Re: Athens airpory

by leics

Sensible indeed.......and, hopefully, not needed. :-)

Re: Athens airpory

by johngayton

Have a stress free trip lol ;)

Travel Tips for Athens

Cafe's of Athens

by Sharon

Staying in Athens taught me one thing, the Locals like to go out and spend their time in the Local cafe's Like i never seen anywhere else.
To be honest, i thought this "culture" was a real Tel Avivi one all the time... that is till i was here in Athens !
Its unbelievable, So many cafe's and its so lively all the time. Yes i call it a kind of culture...
Where ever you go so many cafe's so many people, you hardly manage to find an available table. I like this though. its fun, everyone is out, relaxed, enjoying, and can spend hours in this nice cafe's.

I was spending lots of my time in Athens in its nice cafe's, Many of them i can't remember by name or definitely not by their address. The photo in this tip was taken in a street in Monastiraki area. Few meteres behind the fence in the left side the Agora is and if you look up you can have a great view of the Acropolis ! absolutely great Location for having some coffee and drinks in a sunny days !

Athens Tip

by rcoville

The pace is slower and the people have a friendly, laid-back attitude. We walked everywhere in perfect safety and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Warning: we were told to avoid the Plakka after 11 pm. That may have changed now, but that was the only area where tourists were specifically in danger after dark.

The Ancient City of Athens / The Arch of Hadrian

by matza

The Arch of Hadrian Hadrian's Arch
The triumphal arch lies on an ancient street that led from the old city of Athens to the new, Roman section, built by Hadrian. It was constructed by the Athenians in A.D. 131, in honor of their benefactor emperor. Two inscriptions are carved on the architrave, one on each side: the first, on the side towards the Acropolis reads "This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus"; the second, on the other side, facing the new city reads "This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus".

Athens welcomes home the Olympics

by athenian80

When the Greek poet George Seferis was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1963, he also said : "...I belong in a small country. A stony cape in the Mediterranean that has nothing else than the struggle of its people, the sea, and the sun's light. Our land is small, but its heritage immense". Part of this heritage is also the Olympic Games. The Olympics are returning to Greece, the country where they were born, and in Athens, the city where they revived. The Olympics of Greece combine history, culture and peace with sports and Olympism. Apart from history though, Athens has upgraded its infrastructure at an impressive scale, so to host the world's most important event. It's no exaggeration to say that Athens has entered a new Era.

At the foot of the Acropolis...

by Jillworld

At the foot of the Acropolis lies the Odeum, built in 160 AD. Many concerts are still held here - even some big names like Pavorotti and Sting have performed in this ancient setting! How cool would that have been?!?! Unfortunately, there were no such events scheduled during my visits - perhaps you will have better luck!


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