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Find nonstop flights to Athens, Greece

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.

Athens flights: practical info

Regular and low cost airlines to Athens

The capital of Greece is very well connected via regular airlines; several direct and daily flights depart on Aegean Airlines. Flights with stopovers on Malev, Swiss, Lufthansa among others. 

The low cost company easyJet serves Athens airport. Low cost flights with stopover on Germanwings.

When to book your Athens flight?

The high season is in summer. If you plan to leave in July — August, buy your plane ticket  to Athens at least 3 months in advance. Weekday departures are advised to obtain the best prices. On the low cost easyJet, book at least 5 months in advance for the summer period to obtain the basic price.

Athens tourism: the essentials

We no longer present the ancient city of Athens. The capital of Greece has undeniable cultural riches. Bordered by the mountains of Parnès, Hymette and Pentélique, the city plays on its influences at the same time Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. The architectural masterpieces and the multitude of museums that the city offers will delight the traveler eager for knowledge. As for the beautiful streets and alleys of the city, they are conducive to pleasant walks during which you can enjoy the small craft shops and taste all the Greek gastronomic specialties, all under a magnificent sun. A stay in Athens is essential above all to understand the political and cultural life of Ancient Greece.

Unmissable visits to Athens

  • The Acropolis: the most well-known and visited site in the city of Athens, the Acropolis is a rocky plateau about 150 meters high, on which there are a number of monuments directly from Greek Antiquity and classified as heritage Unesco World. Among them we will of course quote the Parthenon or even the temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to the worship of the goddess and other gods of Greek mythology. You can also visit the splendid marble columns of the Propylaea through which you access the Acropolis, or even the Erechtheum which was considered the most sacred place in the Acropolis. The essential Acropolis museum contains sculptures, vases and bronzes dating from ancient Greece, but also the splendid frescoes that adorned the Parthenon.
  • The Agora: during Antiquity, the Agora was the main square of the city and served as a meeting place for Greek citizens. Today, this large square at the foot of the Acropolis is an important archaeological site near which the temple dedicated to Hephaestus is also located.
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens: this museum is certainly one of the most beautiful museums in Greece. It has an impressive collection of art objects covering the period from prehistoric times to the end of Antiquity. This unique collection in the world brings together ceramics, sculptures and pottery dating from ancient Greece, but also objects from Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures. A real pleasure for the eyes of history and art lovers. Various temporary exhibitions are also organized throughout the year.
  • Monastiraki district : this shopping district is full of shops selling old traditional objects as well as more trendy clothes or even jewelry and pearls.
  • Kolonaki district : the Kolonaki district is entirely for fashion and design lovers. A number of prestigious brands compete there, and more specifically jewelry stores. The prices there are of course higher but small purses will find their happiness in the Attica department store where one finds all kinds of things.

Accommodation Athens

Be careful in summer, everything is full (all the month the best rooms in Athens hotels ) despite the absence of Athenians. Indeed Athens is the city of transit towards the beaches and the Greek islands. Book your hotel imperatively in advance. Book in the neighborhoods of Plaka or Psiri, the friendliest in the city although openly touristy. You will also find decent hotels near the port of Piraeus (Pireus), if you need to take a boat early in the morning for example.

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