Get ready to engross yourself in Greek culture, architecture, and history when you check out flights to Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world. When people talk of Athens, Ancient Greece is probably what comes to mind, but there's more to the city than ancient history. Along with historical sites such as the Acropolis, the Daphni Monastery, and the Parthenon, there are also plenty of modern attractions, including museums, zoos, theaters, and sporting events. Vacationers can also soak up the sun's rays on the beaches along the coastline. Once you touch down at Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), prepare yourself to be immersed in this unique city. With time for both quiet reflections and boisterous outings alike, there's something here for everyone.
There are many hotels near Eleftherios Venizelos that can serve as home bases for you for your adventure in Athens, and most offer a courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport. If you're staying closer to the city, you can choose to rent a car from one of the several agencies at the airport or hire a taxi from the taxi stand outside. In any case, it's a good idea to have a copy of your hotel name written in Greek on hand to show your shuttle driver or taxi driver. Express buses and trains run from the airport into various parts of Athens, making public transportation a convenient option. Once you've reached your hotel and had the chance to unload your luggage, it's time to head out and enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Find cheap flights to Athens on Travelocity and prepare to delve into Greek culture. You can save up to $537 when you book vacation bundles in Athens through Travelocity, and then you can use the euros you'd otherwise spend on airfare to Athens for a deal on tickets to the many attractions the city has to offer.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
Lounge is impossible to access. Have to go through passport control each way.
Do not understand the security issue at Athens airport. One comes from a secured flight, is in transit, and still has to go through security. Very strange process.
Our flight was 10 mins early arriving at our destination
We were only served one meal, and I’ve always been served two meals on all other international flights on other airlines.