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Departure Sat, 16 Oct Return Sun, 17 Oct
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £75
Departure Sat, 16 Oct Return Mon, 18 Oct
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £38
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MAN Manchester
ATH Athens
return from £191
Departure Sat, 16 Oct Return Sun, 17 Oct
MAN Manchester
ATH Athens
return from £230
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Popular flight routes to Athens
London - Athens
return from £39
Manchester - Athens
return from £73
Larnaca - Athens
return from £82
Tel Aviv - Athens
return from £45
Edinburgh - Athens
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Birmingham - Athens
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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. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Athens!

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.

  • Athens International Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Athens International Airport are the following: Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and easyJet.


    Athens International Airport is located about 20km east of the city centre.

    Transport options

    Access to the airport is possible using several modes of transportation. Just beside the airport terminal is a railway station. Take Athens Metro line 3 or Proastiakos to get to the centre of Athens and back. By road, drive on Attiki Odos toll highway to reach downtown. Otherwise, passengers can hop in a taxi at a designated taxi stand outside of exit 3 at the arrivals hall. If opting for a bus, use lines X93, X95, X96 or X97 that will go to Athens centre. These buses also connect to the port of Piraeus and the intercity bus stations.

FAQ's about Athens

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Athens at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £17 to Athens. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Athens.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Athens?
The top month to book flights to Athens is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Athens flights is August. In third place: September. 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... August. The next best month to travel to Athens is July. 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 January.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Athens from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Athens include:
  • Wizz Air UK, which flies from London and null to Athens plus from null.
  • Ryanair, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as null to Athens.
  • Aegean Airlines, with flights from London to Athens and Manchester and also from Edinburgh.
Indirect flights from the UK to Athens include:
  • Swiss International Air Lines, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Birmingham.
  • Lufthansa, with flights from London and Manchester to Athens plus Birmingham.
  • Eurowings, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Birmingham to Athens.
🕑 How long before a flight to Athens should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Athens, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Athens departing from over 155 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Athens at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Athens’s airport?
Athens is served by 1 airport[s]. E. Venizelos operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 155 cities, such as London, Manchester and Santorini, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Athens’s airport from the city centre?
Athens’s airport E. Venizelos is located 12 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 1.10 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from E. Venizelos , for example, the average price for the ride to Athens centre is around 2.97 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 E. Venizelos 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: 8.48 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 33.93 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 5.09 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 3.39 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 4.24 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.45 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.57 GBP
  • - Water: 0.42 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 27.02 °C, while August, July and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 155.27 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Athens during the months of January, December and February to experience an average of 9.71 °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 July, February and March, when the average precipitation in Athens is 7.33 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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