Things to Do During a Layover at Athens Airport
Undoubtedly, layovers at the airport are considered a colossal waste of time and a “necessary evil” to get to your desired destination. But maybe, they are not! Waiting at the airport allows you to do things you‘ve never had the time to do and even clear your mind. You never know: perhaps your next layover at Athens airport won’t be a real letdown but actual fun!
1. Do your homework about Athens Airport
Check out all the info about Athens airport before your scheduled flight. In that way, you will be familiar with the airport facilities, be aware of all the available services and therefore, best exploit the time spent there. In any case, firstly find out where your gate is so that you can plan your layover without worrying about missing the next flight.
2. Eat, drink and shop at Athens Airport
Even if airports are notorious for their bad food, you will find out that after a thorough search, you can come up with hidden gems. Every airport offers interesting culinary options if you just look into it. Choose among a wide variety of restaurants and fast-foods, have a drink to relax or fling yourself into endless shopping at Athens airport.
3. Tie up loose ends
Spend waiting time at Athens airport doing whatever tasks have to be done. Using the airport’s free Wi-Fi, you can arrange your emails, do necessary video-calls, even finish a presentation.
4. Read a book
Do you remember the promising book you’ve bought but never had the time to read? Now is the time! Grab a drink or coffee, make yourself comfortable and finally start the book!
5. Make a schedule for your journey
Organize your trip, while waiting at Athens airport, to make the most of it. Make a to-do-list, note your preferences and interests and get to know your destination seamless and stress-free.
6. Treat yourself
Take a look into Athens airport’s available services and facilities. Have your hair done, do a manicure-pedicure or relish a massage or beauty treatment. Do you still consider layovers annoying?
7. Visit Athens Airport’s lounges
Check out which Athens airport’s lounges are only for airline members and which can be accessed on pay. Airport lounges are the perfect way to spend a layover. Comfortable seats, quiet and cozy environment, tasty choices and drinking options will offer you the premium services you are looking for.
8. Check-in at the airport hotel
Do you have a long layover at the airport? Find out if there is an airport hotel as a hotel room is the perfect way to unwind and revitalize yourself before your upcoming flight. Thereby, you will reach your final destination relaxed and well-rested. Airport hotels’ rooms can be booked daily or hourly so the expense is not such a deterrent factor.
9. Sleep at Athens Airport
Alternatively, if you have a long layover and you need to rest but you are travelling on a budget, look for the airport sleeping areas. There are designated zones, not so comfortable as a hotel room, but comfy enough to close your eyes for a while.
10. Go see Athens!
What’s better than take a quick look at the city where your layover is? If you have lots of hours in front of you, leave the airport and visit Athens main sightseeing or just take a walk around the beautiful city and perhaps taste the local cuisine. However, set an alarm clock to return to the airport. You don’t want to miss your flight!