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Flights to Athens in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price£141Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from£14From London to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way from£7One-way flight from London to Athens

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Athens right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Athens along with the rest of Greece. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Greece has restricted the entry of all travellers with the exception of nationals, residence permit holders, or long-term visa holders of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, or their families. Greek nationals and residence permit holders may still enter the country. However, holders of certificates of application for renewal of a Greek residence permit may not enter. Healthcare professionals, government members, diplomats, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers, airline crew, travellers in transit, and travellers entering Greece for reasons authorized by the Greek embassy or consulate may also enter. All travellers entering Greece on flights that are not state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights or military flights. are required to be in isolation for a period of 14 days. Flights from Turkey, Albania, and North Macedonia are suspended except flights to repatriate Greek nationals and residents and special government-ordered flights. North Macedonian nationals may enter Greece via Thessaloniki (SKG) and continue on by road to North Macedonia. Their trip must be preapproved by an official body like the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs or North Macedonian embassy. Flights from Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom are also suspended except for special categories of flights like those for cargo, humanitarian aid, military, and repatriation.. If you are looking to book a trip to Athens and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Athens flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Athens found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£93
February
£79
March
£114
April
£142
May
£100
June
£132
July
£165
August
£180
September
£115
October
£106
November
£118
December
£101
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Athens. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Athens?

Average Athens Eleftherios V. flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - ATH
Price
£79 - £263
ATH
Temperature
13 - 33 °C
ATH
Rainfall
4 - 73 mm

Peak Season:

The summer in Athens can be extremely hot, but this doesn’t stop flocks of tourists taking flights to Athens for a well deserved break. August time is incredibly crowded, to the point where most Athenians have left the city for a holiday and tourists take over. Flights to Athens aren’t too expensive, but during these peak months in can be harder to find deals on your flight tickets. Visit the attractions during the morning and rest or nap during the hottest parts of the day if you do fly to Athens during the summer months. In Mid-June until the middle of September there is the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. It’s a fantastic celebration of music, dance and theatre. Flights to Athens will also be pricey during festivals and events so make sure to book in advance.

Off Season:

Spring and late autumn offer pleasant weather that is warm but not overwhelming, and the restaurants, bars and clubs are still open. You’ll find the cheapest flights to Athens during this time and also have a better chance of finding hotel deals too. In March there is the National holiday of Independence Day and Evangelismos. It’s celebrated with dances and parades and commemorates the revolt against the Ottomon Empire. Winter time will benefit your finances as you can find cheap flights to Athens as well as accommodation bargains, however the weather is chilly and can be wet.

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

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Athens between November and February, with prices shooting up from there onwards. If you’re flexible with your dates you can grab cheap flights to Athens, but make sure you book in advance for the best savings. If you want to visit during the peak summer months or when festivals or events are on, make sure you book your flights to Athens as early on as possible to save on your flight tickets. Certain dates in December are the best dates to find the cheapest flights to Athens, however a Christmas break might set you back slightly.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Athens. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Athens. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Athens?

Flights from London (All airports) to Athens – 3 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Athens – 3 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Athens – 5 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Athens – 6 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Athens?

Although Greece as a country has lost popularity in recent years as a tourist destination, there are still lots of airlines operating flights to Athens. EasyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Aegean are just four of them. Budget airlines like EasyJet and Ryanair generally offer the best prices, but you will be compromising comfort for the cheap flights to Athens. Also, you’ll have to work out the cost of baggage as Ryanair charge a high price for a 15kg checked in bag during the summer. British airways are good as they offer complimentary food and drinks but the price for flights to Athens is more expensive.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

One way of getting to the city from the airport is a taxi. There are normally several waiting outside the terminals and will happily take you to your destination. However there are several ‘Cowboy Taxis’ which will overcharge tourists who don’t know their way around. They might also pick up other passengers along the route or refuse to take you to your hotel because they get commission to take you to another one. After your flight to Athens this kind of thing is the last thing you would want, so if you do want a taxi it is best to book and pay for one online before you travel. That way you’re guaranteed a price, you don’t need to pay the driver as this was done online and they’ll be waiting with a sign when you arrive. Another option is to jump on one of the express buses which run 24 hours a day from the airport to the centre. They can sometimes be very overcrowded and make it difficult if you have lots of baggage, but due to their frequency it is a great alternative. Lastly you can ride the metro directly from the airport to a few stops, and it has expanded in recent years to offer more routes. Once you get to the airport you can decide on your best option to get to your hotel.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Athens?

Most people fly into Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH) if they book a flight to Athens. Eleftherios V. is conveniently located just 12.3 mi from Athens’s city centre.

How popular are flights to Athens this year?

Athens has seen a 78% decrease in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

Cheap flights to Athens in June, July 2021

The best prices found for ATH flights for June, July
8 Jul - 20 Jul
£13pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
21 Jun - 25 Jun
£14pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted
22 Jun - 30 Jun
£16pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted

Athens 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens found for this year
8 Jul - 20 Jul
£13pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
21 Jun - 25 Jun
£14pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted
22 Jun - 30 Jun
£16pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted

Last minute flights to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens, departing today and this week
20 Jun - 30 Jun
£16pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted
19 Jun - 30 Jun
£18pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
LTN
London Luton
15 Jun - 22 Jun
£19pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

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