Discover the charms of antiquity with flights to Athens

When to find the cheapest flights to Athens

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KLMoutbound: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (16h50m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 20-Sep-2019
1 stop (25h05m)
KLM
Brussels Airlinesoutbound: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (6h30m)
Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlinesreturn: 20-Sep-2019
1 stop (8h20m)
Brussels Airlines
Swissoutbound: 08-Sep-2019
1 stop (16h45m)
Swiss
Austrian Airlinesreturn: 13-Sep-2019
1 stop (9h40m)
Austrian Airlines
easyJetoutbound: 30-Sep-2019
direct (3h35m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 16-Oct-2019
direct (3h50m)
easyJet
KLMoutbound: 30-Sep-2019
1 stop (6h)
KLM
Air Francereturn: 16-Oct-2019
1 stop (6h05m)
Air France
SASoutbound: 01-Sep-2019
1 stop (11h45m)
SAS
SASreturn: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (25h15m)
SAS
Aegean Airlinesoutbound: 15-Mar-2020
direct (4h)
Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlinesreturn: 22-Mar-2020
direct (4h15m)
Aegean Airlines
Vuelingoutbound: 28-Aug-2019
1 stop (11h20m)
Vueling
SASreturn: 04-Sep-2019
1 stop (7h10m)
SAS
Swissoutbound: 01-Sep-2019
1 stop (28h05m)
Swiss
Brussels Airlinesreturn: 08-Sep-2019
1 stop (6h35m)
Brussels Airlines
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Athens guide: how to get there, what to see

Athens city centre
Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH): 12 mi from city centre

Flights to Athens: practical information

Cheap airlines to Athens

There are many airlines flying to the Greek capital, obviously due to its popularity. British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow 6 times a day, while Aegean Airlines flies twice daily from London to Athens International Airport (ATH). Low cost airlines offer the cheapest flights to Athens. EasyJet for example will bring you directly into the heart of Greece.

When to book flights to Athens

Athens has hot and dry summers, typical of a Mediterranean climate with almost 2900 hours of sun each year. The most ideal times to buy airline tickets to Athens are during the spring and autumn.

  • Peak season: Summer.
  • Low season: Spring and autumn are ideal for visiting Athens but winter is when you'll find the bargains.

Flight duration

Direct flights to Athens take 3h 45min from London.

Experience Athens: what to do, what to see

The capital of Greece has cultural riches incomparable to any other city in the world. Bordered by the mountains of Parnitha, Hymettus and Pentelicus, the city has Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman influences, creating a romantic mix and match of architecture, styles and sights to discover while on holidays in Athens.

Essentials in Athens

Acropolis: Best known and most visited sight of Athens, the Acropolis is on a rocky plateau about 150 meters high, with many monuments from the ancient Greek that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Agora: Agora was the main square of the city and served as a meeting place for Greek citizens. Today, this great place located at the foot of the Acropolis is an important archaeological site, just like the temple of Hephaestus.

Theatre of Dionysus: The main theatre in Athens has been carved into the side of the Acropolis and was where Aeschylus and Sophocles first performed their dramas in the 5th century BC. The theatre seated 17000 at one point, but only 20 of the original 64 rows of seats have survived time.

Find more information on breathtakingathens.com.

Accommodations in Athens

A lot has changed in Athens since the Olympics in 2004, including the range, variety and quality of hotels in Athens. There is something for every budget in this city, from luxurious and stylish boutique hotels with spas and indoor swimming pools to cultural and artsy backpacker’s hostels.

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All flight tickets to Athens (Greece)

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easyJetoutbound: 30-Sep-2019
direct (3h35m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 16-Oct-2019
direct (3h50m)
easyJet
Vuelingoutbound: 28-Aug-2019
1 stop (11h20m)
Vueling
SASreturn: 04-Sep-2019
1 stop (7h10m)
SAS
KLMoutbound: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (16h50m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 20-Sep-2019
1 stop (25h05m)
KLM
British Airwaysoutbound: 20-Jul-2019
1 stop (14h40m)
British Airways
British Airwaysreturn: 27-Jul-2019
1 stop (28h30m)
British Airways
SASoutbound: 01-Sep-2019
1 stop (11h45m)
SAS
SASreturn: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (25h15m)
SAS
Air Franceoutbound: 06-Aug-2019
1 stop (17h)
Air France
KLMreturn: 12-Aug-2019
1 stop (7h05m)
KLM
Aegean Airlinesoutbound: 14-Oct-2019
direct (3h10m)
Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlinesreturn: 21-Oct-2019
direct (3h35m)
Aegean Airlines
Air Franceoutbound: 16-Nov-2019
1 stop (12h45m)
Air France
Air Francereturn: 17-Nov-2019
1 stop (8h45m)
Air France
Aegean Airlinesoutbound: 02-Oct-2019
direct (2h)
Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlinesreturn: 05-Nov-2019
direct (2h10m)
Aegean Airlines
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Voloteaoutbound: 06-Oct-2019
direct (55m)
Volotea
Voloteareturn: 10-Oct-2019
direct (50m)
Volotea
easyJetoutbound: 21-Dec-2019
direct (3h50m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 26-Dec-2019
direct (3h40m)
easyJet