The low-down on flights to Athens
Pack your bags and be transported through history to one of the oldest cities in the world – the incomparable Athens. Once your flight to Athens touches down, a treasure trove of Greek history and culture awaits you. From the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon to the modern Olympic Stadium, prepare yourself for an incredible journey through the ages. With plenty of flights to Athens available from across the UK, you’ll be in Greece’s iconic capital city before you know it!
The best times to visit Athens
Spring and autumn showcase the true magic of this city with cheap flights to Athens available during these shoulder seasons. Temperatures are mild and the city is not as crowded as during the summer months, giving you plenty of room to explore the many spellbinding delights that Athens has to offer. The summer months are hot and dry, with scorching August temperatures driving the locals out to the Greek coastline for a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean waters. You’ll pay a higher price for your tickets to Athens during these peak months, as sun worshippers trek from all over to soak up the rays.
How do I get to Athens?
A range of international airlines provide routes to Athens. Ryanair runs non-stop return flights to Athens from London Stansted, while you can hop on a direct flight with Aegean Airlines or British Airways from London Heathrow. EasyJet offers direct flights to Athens out of London Gatwick. Flying from other locations in the UK couldn’t be easier with Lufthansa and EasyJet buzzing into Athens regularly from Manchester International Airport.
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Getting from Athens International Airport to the city centre
Athens International Airport is less than 20 miles southeast of the city centre, but getting to the heart of the action is a piece of cake. The metro line 3 departs near the arrivals terminal and gets you into the centre of Athens in less than 40 minutes, with single tickets costing around €5. Zip into the city centre on the Express bus, which takes just over an hour and costs a mere €4. If you managed to save money with cheap tickets to Athens, why not splash out on one of the many taxis lined up outside the terminal building and travel into the city centre in style?
Live like a god in Athens
Fancy feasting on some mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine? Pay a visit to a popular farmers’ market like the bustling Varvakeios food market and sample some finger-licking fresh Greek produce. For something more upmarket, head to one of Athens’ many fine eateries, and drench some freshly baked Greek bread in some local olive oil while browsing the menu of delectable dishes. Then, walk it all off with a visit to the iconic Acropolis and be wowed by the jaw-dropping sight of this ancient citadel. Climb to the top of Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens, and drink in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city while you recharge your batteries in the café. Whether it’s lip-smackingly good food or spectacular historical sites that you’re into, there’s something for everyone in the city where democracy was born.
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