Direct flights to Athens

The ancient city of Athens is world-famous for its extraordinary history and cultural importance. Find out more about the destination and see all direct flights available here.

Athens International Airport is the largest airport in Greece. In total there are 167 airports with direct flights to Athens from 56 different countries and 9 U.S. states. The airport is a hub for Aegean Airlines. You can easily reach Athens with daily non-stop flights from 24 other major hubs like Thessaloniki (Aegean Airlines), London (British Airways) and Istanbul (Turkish Airlines).

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The capital of Greece, Athens is regarded as the birthplace of democracy and civilization and its incredible array of historic buildings and treasures are testament to its prominence in ancient times. Europe’s oldest city is packed with famous attractions and priceless treasures, take your time to explore and discover this wonderful city.

It's landmark Acropolis and other remains of classical Greece are an eternal drawcard for thousands who travel to Athens every day to soak up its unique atmosphere. Street markets, vine-covered tavernas, souvenir stalls and ancient monuments are dotted among high-rise buildings in this capital city, which one out of four Greeks call home.

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Athens International Airport is well connected to several parts of the world, especially the other countries in Europe. Among the links below you find some of the most frequent direct connections to Athens – both from the US and from other parts of Europe.

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Famous attractions in Athens

No visit to Athens is complete without a trip to see the stunning Acropolis. Dominating the city’s skyline, the Acropolis is situated on a hill in the centre of Athens and is built on sacred rock with great views across the city. Built in 5 BC, the Acropolis is dedicated to the goddess of Athena and is famous for its exquisite Parthenon temple, the Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike.

The impressive and newly built Acropolis Museum is also a must-see, home to a priceless collection of ancient sculptures, friezes and artefacts from the Acropolis site itself. Don’t miss the world-class National Archaeological Museum, the largest museum in Greece and housing over 20,000 exhibits from prehistoric times, the great Greek civilizations and from the Roman era.

Other famous attractions well worth a visit are the Panathenaic Stadium built in ancient times for athletic competitions and restored for the first Olympic Games in 1896, the National Gardens and the Temple of Zeus. As well as Athens’ many historic attractions, make the most of the laid-back lifestyle of the contemporary and cosmopolitan parts of the city, its superb shopping, plentiful cafes and restaurants and lively nightlife.

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Our competitive fares at means that you can benefit from some of the cheapest flights to Athens, whether you are booking in advance or looking for lastminute flights to Athens. If you want to take advantage of the best deals on cheap flights to Athens, we recommend you book in advance and avoid peak times of the year such as the height of summer, Christmas and the school holidays.

When to visit Athens

Athens is known as one of the sunniest cities in Europe, with a semi-arid climate and low average annual rainfall. The rain that does occur falls during the winter months, between mid-October and mid-April, usually as short, heavy showers. Summers are very hot, exacerbated by smoggy conditions, and heatwaves are common during July and August when the mercury soars to over 104F (40ºC). Winters are mild although frost can occur and nights can be cold. The best time to travel to Athens is during the cooler, fine weather of spring and summer.

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Yes you can fly to Athens from 6 different US airports.

There are 65 airlines with direct flights to Athens. Ryanair, Sky Express and Volotea are the most popular ones.

All 3 big alliances are flying to Athens. Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam.

The IATA code is ATH and the ICAO code is LGAV.

You can fly daily from 24 different airports hubs to Athens. Including Thessaloniki with Aegean Airlines, London with British Airways and Munich & Frankfurt with Lufthansa.

Depends where you are flying from. It takes 12h 0min from Shanghai (PVG) and 35min from Syros Island (JSY).

There is 1 airport in Athens with scheduled flights, Athens International Airport, ATH.

It depends on where from and when you are flying. The average one-way ticket price according to our data is $154.
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