Flights to Greece: practical information
Cheap airlines to Greece
Want to see the country where the gods live? Greece has sixteen international airports making it easy to find cheap flights to Greece, no matter where you touch-down. Find flight tickets to Greece with airlines like Aegean Airlines, the national airline in Greece, British Airways, SAS, KLM, Jet2, Air France and many others. If you're on a budget, stick to low cost airlines, Ryanair, EasyJet and Monarch Airlines offer the cheapest flights to Greece from the UK.
When to book flights to Greece
Not every trip to the land of the gods is cheap. Greece can be expensive if you visit during the summer, the peak season. The islands and coastal cities get really busy in June and lasts until September. If you want the best flight deals, book your Greece flights as early as possible.
- Peak season: Summer, when temperatures can become unbearably hot.
- Low season: April, May, September, October are perfect for holidays in Greece.
Flights to Greece vary in length, depending on your final destination. Flights to Athens from London take 3h 40min, flights to Corfu only take 3h 10min and flights to Rhodes take over 4 hours.
Experience Greece: what to see, what to do
Greece can really be enjoyed twelve months of the year. Athens' ancient ruins and monuments are perfect in the spring, autumn and even winter. The city's world-class museums won't disappoint if you're interested in ancient cultures. When the weather is warm, the seaside is where you'll want to be. Greece's diverse landscapes offer everything from beach paradises to mountains fit for skiing.
Essentials in Greece
Athens: The Acropolis sits atop the hill and really is the crown jewel of Athens. This buzzing metropolis attracts thousands of visitors a year for its ancient Greek temples and statues and museums. This is a must for history and culture buffs. Apart from that, the city boats great taverns, markets and lively restaurants with all the usual and delicious Greek fare.
Santorini: Santorini's picturesque white-washed villages built precariously on mountains and hills will no doubt charm you. This is one of the most photogenic islands in Greece. Formed by a volcano, the island has a rugged landscape and beautiful beaches.
Corfu: The northernmost island in the Ionian Islands, Corfu is one of the most popular places to spend a holiday in Greece. The north of the island is more mountainous, perfect for hiking or enjoying the pebbly beaches. For sandy beaches, stay south. The most popular thing to do in Corfu is to get a Greece car hire and tour around, visiting the villages and towns, each with its own feel.
Find more information on Visit Greece.
Accommodations in Greece
Greece has long be a favourite holiday destination so you can imagine it is well equipped with hotels. Room prices at hotels in Greece tend to rise dramatically during the summer months. The cheapest rooms are found early, so book your hotel, holiday apartment, inn or hostel well in advance. Note that many hotels and resorts on the islands close during the winter and off-season.