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24 Apr — 1 May1
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Flights to Athens in 2024

Find the latest flights to Athens in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 77,054 searches and data was last updated on 19 April 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

April

Average price

HK$4,855

Return from

HK$4,182

One-way from

HK$2,412
High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Hong Kong Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH)

Average price of flights to Athens by month

Plan your trip to Athens by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Athens is currently HK$0 while a return flight costs HK$0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Temperature and rainfall in Athens by month

Plan your trip to Athens by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

ATH

Temperature

10 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Athens, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 10.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Athens?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Athens. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Athens, you should look to book at least 83 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Athens?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Athens. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Athens should consider flying on Tuesday mornings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Athens

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Athens. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Athens. Reviews last updated 19 April 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with SWISS, Air China and Qatar Airways to Athens have to say. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.4
Very Good
611 reviews

Overall

8.4

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.4
Very Good
611 reviews
8.4
Very Good
611 reviews

Overall

8.4

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.3
Very Good
1,491 reviews
8.4
Very Good
611 reviews

Overall

8.4

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.1
Very Good
4,085 reviews
8.4
Very Good
611 reviews

Overall

8.4

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

7.8
Good
2,090 reviews
8.4
Very Good
611 reviews

Overall

8.4

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

7.8
Good
1,144 reviews
8.4
Very Good
611 reviews

Overall

8.4

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

It’s no surprise that Athens, Greece’s capital city, is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The city was named after Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, and the famous Parthenon was her temple. Today, Athens flights are packed with travellers flocking to Athena’s namesake to tour the mythical andmysterious city.

Athens was the location forthe first modern Olympic Gamesin 1859. In 2004, millions of travellers booked flights to Athens to see the modern day city hostthe Summer Olympics. Thanks to the boost in tourism that accompanied the Games, the city was able to fund the construction ofmuch-needed new roads and anupgrade toits transportation alternatives, making it easier for visitors to get around the city. Spend a day touring the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Temple of Olympian Zeus before settling in with the locals. Enjoy authentic Greek food in sidewalk cafes and take in a little bit of Greece at its most historic.

Athens climate

Mid-March through May is usually pleasant and mild, even though the March wind has a cutting edge. The temperature rises in June and July, building to stifling hot — more than 37 degrees (Celsius) — and humid in August. The meltemi, a strong northerly wind, occasionally sweeps through the city providing relief from the heat. September cools down, with occasional light rain. October has mild weather with some high winds. November through February is the rainy season, the daytime temperatures drop to the 10s, and, coupled with the wind, can feel quite chilly.

Getting around Athens

Athens’ metro system is so easy to use that it has lessened the city’s traffic and pollution. The buses and trolleys are also cheap and efficient, but they are usually more crowded and can be confusing. Avoid travelling anywhere during rush hour, especially on public transport. It can be difficult to hail a taxi, so call ahead for one instead. You’ll find that taxis are cheap, although occasionally drivers will try to overcharge a clueless foreigner. One trick to catching a cab is calling out your destination to a cab already in use. The driver will stop and let you get in if he’s going the same way. You’ll still have to pay a full fare, though. It’s also easy to set out on foot. Most of the major sights are located in the same general area. And the ones that aren’t are easy to get to by public transport. There’s no need to rent a car. Driving through the city is difficult to manage and parking spots are rare and expensive.

What is good to know if travelling to Athens?

  • A visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon is almost a prerequisite of a visit to Athens. The most spectacular remnant of Ancient Greek architecture, the Acropolis is 150m above sea level, rising above the flat city. As well as the Parthenon, it contains many other temples, columns and gateways. The site has been undergoing renovation for many years, but a walk around the Doric pillars and sculptures still give an insight to the awe-inspiring might of the Ancient Greek Empire.
  • As befits such an ancient city, there are many museums and sites to view artefacts and antiquities. Don’t miss out on the living city, however. Especially since the renovation that took place for the Olympics, the city is a vibrant urban centre. Walk the streets, take a coffee break in one of the many pavement cafés, visit the bars and soak up the atmosphere of modern-day Athens.
  • The National Gardens can be a welcome respite from the bustling city. Situated behind the Parliament, the 15.5 hectares contain shaded walkways, subtropical trees, ancient ruins, duck ponds and even a zoo.
  • Prepare yourself before visiting the city for the sometimes all-consuming smog. The nefos, as Athenians call it, has been a problem since Athens became such a bustling, car-filled metropolis. Recent initiatives to reduce the levels of pollution in the city have had some effect, but you’ll probably still notice the smoggy atmosphere – particularly in the hot summer months.
  • The tall Lycabettus Hill can be seen from almost everywhere in the city and is a great place to go for a stroll and get a view from the top. You can either take the (rather long) walk up the winding pathways, or cheat and get the funicular railway. There is a small church at the top, as well as a café – if you need a drink after the walk. Visiting at sunset is especially popular for the views.
  • When is the best time to fly to Athens?

    Peak Season: Despite the heat, summer brings hordes of visitors to Athens. By June most restaurants and clubs have shut down or changed venue to the shore. During August, Athens belongs to the tourists, and most of the Athenians leave the city on holiday. If you come in summer, visit sights and attractions in the early morning, nap through the midday heat, then visit more attractions in the evening. Off Season: Spring and late autumn have ideal weather for visiting Athens, and the restaurants and clubs are open. This is also a good time to find cheap flights. Winter is an interesting time to visit Athens. There are few tourists, the weather is chilly with some rain, and you will save money on hotel bills.

  • What does ATH mean?

    This is defined as Athens Eleftherios V. Airport (ATH). Codes like ATH are often used to just call airports uniquely.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Athens?

    If you book a flight to Athens, you will be flying into Eleftherios V., which is the city’s only airport. Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH) is located 19.7 km from the centre of Athens.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Athens if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Athens on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Athens?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Scoot is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Athens.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Athens?

    Athens Eleftherios V. Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Athens. One-way flights to Athens Eleftherios V. Airport typically cost HK$171, while return flights cost around HK$975.

  • How much is a return flight to Athens?

    A return flight to Athens will typically cost around HK$126, however they can be found for as little as HK$125.

  • Does Athens Eleftherios V. Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Athens Eleftherios V. Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Athens Eleftherios V. Airport?

    Yes. Athens Eleftherios V. Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Sofitel Athens Airport is the closest property to Athens Eleftherios V. Airport (0.0 km away from Athens Eleftherios V. Airport).

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