Travel

Travel to Greece

  • Over 300 flights arriving every day: The Athens International Airport is served from all major and budget carriers, so getting to Athens should be as easy as anything.
  • Affordable travel: Return flight tickets can be purchased from as low as 60€ and do not exceed 200€. And this is during August, when you will also find even cheaper flights chartered by European travel agents which are available to most markets during the summer.
  • Short travel times: The fact that Greece is a global destination, and much more so a European one, means that more than 85% of the countries participating in EUDC face a direct travel time of less than 3.5 hours. And for the rest, it’s still not more than 6-7 hours to get to Athens from anywhere in Europe.
  • Accessible by train & bus: Participants arriving from closer in the neighbourhood, also have rail and bus options available to them, for even lower prices, and with all stopping only within a short distance from the hotel.

 

Visas

  • Visa waivers: Greece is a member of the Schengen Area and the EU, so all Schengen and EU passport-holders do not need a visa. But it also has visa waivers for most non- EU or Schengen countries participating in EUDC. At the same time, it has diplomatic representation in every single participating country.
  • If you need a visa: There are currently only six participating countries for which there are no visa waiver agreements in place: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. It should be noted, however, that with the increasing tourist volumes from these countries over the past few years, receiving a visa as a national of the aforementioned countries is very much a streamlined process that is easier than it has ever been.
  • Partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Even so, we know that there is nothing worse than being ready to attend a tournament and having bureaucratic issues prevent you from doing so. We are committed to preventing this from affecting any participants, which is why we are in the process of securing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ support and cooperation, including a designated contact person to ensure that any requests for help will receive the appropriate support.