|Origin Airport IATA Code||STN|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||ATH|
|Number Of Flight Options||1|
|Average Flight Time||5 hours 40 minutes|
|British Airways||Airbus A320|
|Aegean Airlines||Airbus A320|
|Air France||Airbus A320|
In less than 4 hours you can be soaking up ancient culture under sparkling blue Greek skies, thanks to direct flights from London to Athens International Airport. Athens’s status as one of the most powerful cities of the classical world can be traced through its monuments and museums, while the modern metropolis boasts a thriving cultural scene and vibrant nightlife. From the iconic Acropolis, one of the must-see wonders of antiquity, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Daphni Monastery to the fashion boutiques and art galleries of stylish Kolonaki and the bohemian bars of trendy Psyri, diversity is the key to Athens’s unique appeal.
Due to its enduring popularity with history buffs and family groups, fares from London to Athens rise in July and August. Avoid the summer heat and the tourist queues by visiting in October or November, when the museums are less crowded and the locals have returned from their summer hangouts on the Greek islands. January is also a great month to find cheap flights to Athens from London, accompanied by budget-friendly accommodation deals during the quiet post-Christmas period. If your dates coincide with the Orthodox New Year celebrations on 14 January, however, it’s a good idea to book as far ahead as possible for the best availability.
Aegean’s low-cost service delivers you directly from London Heathrow to Athens International Airport in just 3 hours 35 minutes, with British Airways’ fares proving competitive over the same route. EasyJet flies out of London Gatwick, and Ryanair has departures from London Stansted. This wide range of non-stop options is complemented by a variety of affordable one-stop itineraries, including Pegasus Airlines from Stansted and Turkish Airlines from Gatwick or Heathrow, both via Istanbul. Add some flair en route with a stopover in Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways, or Kiev with Ukraine International Airlines.
Athens International Airport offers a variety of public transport connections into the city centre, around 20 miles away, and the port of Piraeus for ferry services to the islands. Catch line 3 of the metro to link with stations throughout the network, or hop on the suburban rail line to Athens Central Railway Station and Piraeus. Bus services also cover the routes to the station and the port. For a speedy, hassle-free journey straight to your hotel, hire a taxi from the official rank outside the arrivals hall – daytime and night-time flat fares are conveniently published on the airport website.
The breathtaking experience of visiting the ancient Acropolis of Athens has been further enhanced by the opening of the Acropolis Museum in 2009. This cutting-edge facility houses over 4,000 artefacts from the archaeological site, many of which date back to the Greek Bronze Age. The building’s top level is designed to offer spectacular views of the Parthenon marbles, while transparent floors reveal dramatic details of the excavations below.
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