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Trips to Athens

Athens travel

Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the most renowned cities in the world. It is famous for its historic ruins, amazing art, architecture and ancient culture. The history of Athens dates back 3,200 years with the emergence of a dynamic city-state that would later develop a solid shipping and maritime industry. Today, Athens still retains its culture and has amazing attractions that make it one of the most interesting capitals to visit, not only in Europe, but the world. For history lovers on flights to Athens, it is a journey of a lifetime to see the remnants of an old civilisation in the modern world.

Things to do and places to see in Athens

No visit to Greece is complete without a visit to Athens. The city is full of amazing things to discover and experience. Wander through ancient ruins, view remnants of an ancient civilisation or gaze at stunning monuments. Enjoy the collection of relics at museums, shop at markets, party with the locals at nightclubs or go bar hopping. Athens is a vibrant city that sees action day or night, making cheap flights to Athens a worthy proposition.

When visiting Athens, be sure to:

  • Savour the grandeur of the Parthenon temple
  • Wander through the ruins of the Acropolis with its assortment of temples and monuments
  • Observe the collection of Greek antiquities at the National Archaeological Museum
  • Visit the Ancient Agora and imagine Socrates giving a lecture on that very spot
  • Stroll through the lovely neighbourhood of Plaka with its shops, restaurants and cafes
  • Swing by at the Benaki Museum.
  • Take a break from sightseeing and relax at the National Garden of Athens
  • Check out the New Acropolis Museum
  • Take a look at the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Shop at Monastiriki
  • People-watch at Syntagma Square
  • Climb Mt. Lycabettus and enjoy the panorama of the city with its distinct landmarks such as the Hellenic Parliament, Acropolis and the Panathinaiko Stadium.
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Athens airports

Athens International Airport, or Eleftherios Venizelos, is the main airport serving the city. Passengers on trips to Athens will arrive into one of its two terminals, Main Terminal or Satellite Terminal. The airport covers 11 domestic, 15 European and 20 international routes. Facilities at the airport include duty-free shops, restaurants, first aid station, banks and business lounges.

FAQ's about Athens

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Athens at Opodo?
Opodo combines different technologies to find the cheapest options to Athens based on real searches from customers in our platform. Our offers have a combination of different airlines so you can pick the flight that better suits your needs.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Athens?
The top month to book flights to Athens is September, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Athens flights is October. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Athens, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Athens?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Athens is... November. The next best month to travel to Athens is October. And let's not forget September, the third top choice for when to go to Athens. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Athens is June.
📌 How far is Athens’s airport from the city centre?
Athens’s airport Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 64 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Athens’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.26 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Athens centre is around 2.53 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Athens. Pick your preferred car type and get from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Athens city centre on your own terms.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Athens?
If you are going to Athens, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 7.21 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 30.28 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 4.87 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 2.34 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 3.60 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.81 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.18 GBP
  • - Water: 1.07 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in Athens?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Athens is in June, July and August, when the average temperature reaches 28.7 °C, while October, September and May are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 156.1 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Athens during the months of January, February and November to experience an average of 4.19 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, March and July, when the average precipitation in Athens is 9.75 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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