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Dangerous & Forbidden Materials

Foodstuffs in semi-solid or liquid form, especially olive oil must be suitably packed in wooden cases with absorbent material to avoid any leakage which might cause damage to the property of others. Please note that Olive Oil can only be transported as Cargo. If carrying food you should also bear in mind regulations limiting the importing of foodstuffs that may apply in various states.

The following items may not be taken into the security restricted area or the passenger cabin of the aircraft:

Electronic Devices

Electronic Cigarettes

You can carry electronic cigarettes and other battery-operated vaporizers for personal use only in your carry-on baggage. It is prohibited to carry the above devices in your checked baggage.

Recharging of these devices or their batteries on board is not permitted and you must take all the necessary measures to prevent accidental activation.

  • Spare/loose batteries (any item that functions as a power source, e.g. lithium metal batteries, lithium ion batteries, power banks) must be placed in their original retail packaging or their terminals must be insulated (e.g. a) by taping over exposed terminals; b) by placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch). Spare batteries may be carried in carry-on baggage only. All the above must be done in order to prevent short circuits.

In addition, lithium batteries are subject to the following conditions:

If passengers wish to carry spare/loose batteries, the maximum permitted number is 2 and they must be carried in carry-on baggage only (for portable electronic devices). The following also apply:
a) Permitted Watt-hour rating of lithium ion batteries: between 100 and 160.
b) Permitted lithium metal content of lithium metal batteries: between 2 and 8 g. Spare lithium metal batteries will only be permitted for portable medical electronic devices (PMED).

For batteries that are being transported while installed in a device (portable electronic devices, including personal medical devices, such as nebulizers, oxygen condensers, etc.) the following apply:
a) Permitted Watt-hour rating of lithium ion batteries: up to 100.
b) Permitted lithium metal content of lithium metal batteries: up to 2 g.

Recharging batteries on board is not permitted.

Smart Bags

Smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries are not accepted, as cabin or checked baggage, on any Aegean and Olympic Air flight.

Smart bags with removable batteries will only be permitted if the battery is removed and carried separately in the cabin (up to 160Wh if the battery is lithium ion or up to 8 g if the battery is lithium metal).

Guns and other weapons

Any item capable, or appearing capable, of firing a projectile or causing injury. 


  • Any firearm (pistols, revolvers, rifles, hunting guns, shotguns etc.)
  • Replicas and imitations of firearms
  • Parts of firearms (with the exception of telescopic sights and aiming lenses)
  • Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns
  • Flare pistols
  • Starter pistols
  • Toy guns of any kind
  • Learners' guns
  • Industrial bolt and nail guns
  • Crossbows
  • Slings
  • Harpoon guns
  • Slaughterhouse guns
  • Weapons designed to stun or cause electric shock, e.g. cattle prods, taser guns
  • Cigarette lighters shaped like a firearm.

Sharp, pointed weapons and other items

Pointed or bladed items capable of causing injury, including:

  • Small and large axes
  • Arrows and darts
  • Hooks
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Icepicks
  • Ice-skates
  • Pocket-knives or stilettos with any length of blade
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades longer than 6cm, of metal or any other hard material capable of being used as weapons
  • Meat cleaver
  • Machetes
  • Cutthroat razors and razor-blades (with the exception of safety blades or disposable razors, with blades in a case) sabres, swords and swordsticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6cm
  • Ski and walking/hiking poles
  • Throwing stars (shuriken)
  • Professional or working tools which might serve as pointed or sharp-edged weapons, e.g. drills and bits, box cutters, kitchen knives, saws of any kind, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, spanners and wrenches, blow-torches.

Blunt objects

Any blunt object capable of causing injury, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs or batons - rigid or flexible - e.g. truncheons, night sticks and batons
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Kayak and canoe paddles
  • Skateboards
  • Billiard cues
  • Fishing rods
  • Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts.

Explosive and flammable materials

Any explosive or highly flammable material which might endanger the health of passengers and crew or the safety, in all respects, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive materials or devices
  • Mines or other military explosives
  • Grenades of all kinds
  • Gases and gas cylinders, e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen - in large volume
  • Fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps
  • Non-safety matches
  • Smoke grenades or cartridges
  • Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fuel, alcohol, ethanol
  • Paint spray cans
  • Turpentine and paint thinners
  • Alcoholic drinks with more than 70% alcohol content (140% proof). However, packages containing alcoholic beverages of up to 5 litres with an alcohol content between 24%-70% are permitted.

Chemical and toxic substances

Any chemical or toxic substance which might endanger the health of passengers and crew, or the safety, in any way, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:

  • Acids and alkalis, e.g. wet-cell batteries
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances - e.g. mercury, chlorine
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays, e.g. Mace spray, pepper spray, tear gas
  • Radioactive material e.g. isotopes for medical or commercial use
  • Poisons, Infectious or biologically hazardous material - e.g. contaminated blood, bacteria and viruses
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion


Prohibition of Transportation of Self Balancing Devices

Aegean and Olympic Air do not accept for transportation any type of Self-Balancing device, neither as cabin baggage nor as checked baggage.

The reason is that almost all of these self-balancing boards include and operate with lithium type batteries.

The term of “self-balancing devices” is used to describe all portable one or two-wheeled board vehicles with a rechargeable powered battery. They usually consist of two (or one) wheel(s) arranged side by side, joined together by two small platforms on which the rider stands. The device is controlled by the rider’s feet standing on the built-in censored pads and is usually used for recreational purposes.

These devices come in various product names and the name mainly depends on the company that distributes them. Therefore you may find or hear them as:

  • air wheel
  • solo wheel
  • hover board
  • mini-segway
  • balance wheel