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Flights to Athens

Frequent and cheap flights to Athens means there is no excuse not to enjoy this beautiful and historically brilliant city. With Expedia, users will be guaranteed to find the cheapest flight tickets to Athens, as well as other savings on hotels in Athens too.

Flying to Athens is very convenient with regular flights leaving many UK airports frequently. There are a number of airports and airlines that will take tourists to within a very manageable distance of the heart of the city and many will provide direct flight tickets to Athens that will suit any budget.

Ancient Greek civilization has been the subject of historians for centuries. From their political systems to dramatic architecture, The impact of Greek civilization has stretched far and beyond the country's borders and has made Greece an area of great interest for tourists and historians alike. From the Acropolis to the Olympian Temple, Greece's ancient history can be viewed at every turn.

Athens is a true mixture of the old and new. Whilst it has preserved many of the beautiful ancient historic structures there is certainly a modern feel to the city with comprehensive public transport that was a result of the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Hotels in Athens range from the most luxurious to the most affordable. Location and views obviously have a lot of influence but if you don't mind walking, or driving a little further, there's no reason why you need to break the budget to stay at a hotel in Athens. There are hundreds of budget hotels in Athens that will ensure your precious pennies will be saved for discovering the centuries of history that surround the city, and with seemingly a never ending list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, you'll want to see it all!

Booking flights to Athens with Expedia means you can, not only be assured to get the best available price for every flight but also able to take advantage of other saving opportunities as well. Book flights and hotels in Athens together and you will make significant savings. However, if your trip includes some time to explore the Greece beyond Athens' city limits, then consider booking your car hire in Athens with Expedia too. You will not only get the best deals on car rental in Athens but also be eligible on even further savings, stretching your budget even further!

Flying to Athens from UK airports

With Expedia, travellers can choose the cheapest flights to Athens from a range of quality airlines (including bmi, EasyJet and British Airways).

Direct flights to Athens takes approximately 3.5 hours from London. From other UK cities the flight time to Athens will take longer. Direct flights to Athens are available from most London airports, whilst more northern airports may require a 1-stop journey. Visitors to Athens with an EU passport will not need to worry about obtaining a visa.

Flights to Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport, also known as Elefthérios Venizélos Airport, after the distinguished Greek statesman, is the busiest airport in Greece. A major transport hub for onward flights to Asia and the Middle East, Athens International Airport is also a major point of investment in the aviation industry too. Serving millions of passengers every year, Athens Airport allows visitors, all year round to enjoy this idyllic part of Southern France.

In the UK, major airports like London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester have regular flights to Nice.

Located 43 km from Athens's historic city centre, Athens Airport is conveniently located to the city and the surrounding region as well. For those not continuing their journey by car there is another transport option for travellers. The airport is well connected to the city by rail and bus services, which make for a convenient but sometimes slow journey into the city.

Alternatively, for those visitors keen to explore, not only Athens but the surrounding countryside as well then renting a car is the perfect way to do so. Car hire in Athens, when booked with Expedia, is extremely affordable and can add an extra dimension to any holiday in Athens. The car journey from the is along toll highway Attiki Odos so be sure to have some change available in the car. Driving along the Attiki Odos will take drivers through the suburbs of Athens that almost serves as a warm up to the amazing history that is waiting for you in the city proper.

Flying to Athens will be like taking a trip back in time to a civilization that has surprising more similarities to our own than you might think. Find your cheap flight tickets to Athens with Expedia and you will be eligible to save even more on car rental and hotels in Athens. Hurry to find the best deals now, book your trip today!

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Expedia is not only free for everyone to use but it quick and easy to use. Find the lowest flight prices guaranteed and book directly through Expedia. Browse through hundreds of cheap flight offers to find the one that suits your budget by simply inputting your travel dates. Expedia will then find the cheapest flights to Athens for that period and let you choose your preferred time and airline. If you need additional assistance, Expedia Customer Service representatives are available from 8am - 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am - 10pm at weekends. Our capable staff will be able to help you with any questions regarding your Athens flight, or other booking questions that may arise. When you book flights with Expedia you can rest assured that you have booked the best flight at the lowest price.


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Alternative Nearby Airports

  • Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH)