Athens International Airport - Security Procedures


Fast Lane service is available at the Security Screening points of the Main Terminal Building of Athens International airport provided by the airlines to eligible passengers as defined in their terms of service.

Athens Airport provides the facilities & the handling of check points. Reservations are made through the airlines. The check points are staffed by airport personnel who allow entrance to passengers that fulfill the service conditions as instructed by the airline they are travelling on the same day.

You may check with your airline directly if it is included in their offered services, additionally to the eligibility of Business lounges access & find out more about the specific terms & conditions that apply. Contacts of airlines can be found here:

Even when using Fast Lane service,  you must allow plenty of time for check-in, security checks and passport control procedures, if required according to your destination. Please note that late arrival at the departure gate may result in denied boarding.

New rules for carried liquids

Starting from 31 January 2014, duty free liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from any airport or airline may now be carried as hand baggage, provided that they would undergo through security screening with the usage of new technologies. These goods, together with the original receipt, must remain in their security tamper-evident bag from the time of purchase until final destination.

Passengers should continue to present liquids in containers of 100ml or less in a single, transparent, re-sealable 1 litre plastic bag.

Upon x-ray screening, security staff may need to carry out additional checks on all liquid items and/or interview the owners to safeguard the proper conditions of possession.

Liquids in containers exceeding 100ml and not placed in security tamper-evident bags, along with purchase receipt, are not permitted for air transport.


Security procedures


The last process before entering your Departure Gate is Security control.

In order to expedite Security process and reduce waiting times at Screening Points, you are kindly requested to follow these guidelines:

  • Please remove liquids over 100ml (aerosols and gels included) and sharp objects from your hand luggage
  • Please place in a basket:
    1. Cigarettes, Mobile Phones, Coins, Keys etc.
    2. 1-litre re-sealable bag
    3. Your Computer without its case
  • Place the tamper evident bag with the liquid purchases on the belt
  • Place your coat and jacket in a basket
  • Place your Hand Luggage on the belt