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Flights to Athens, Greece

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Athens, the capital of Greece, is a historic city located in southern Greece. It's a good choice for travellers interested in ancient history, museums, and delicious food. One major attraction is the Acropolis, a hilltop complex featuring the Parthenon, a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Those interested in ancient history can also visit the Acropolis Museum, which houses artefacts from the Acropolis and other Athenian archaeological sites. Beyond ancient sites, Athens offers a vibrant atmosphere with lively restaurants and shops. You can explore charming neighbourhoods like Plaka, known for its narrow streets and traditional Greek tavernas. Athens is also a good starting point for exploring other parts of Greece, with ferries to nearby islands.

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Airports near Athens

Reach Athens your way. You can easily travel to Athens using any of these 4 airports.

Athens International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Athens and is located about 20 kilometres east of the city centre. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia"

If you are unable to find a direct flight to Athens, you can consider flying to Thessaloniki, which is the second-largest city in Greece. Thessaloniki International Airport is located about 500 kilometres north of Athens, and you can easily reach Athens by taking a domestic flight or driving for around 5 hours.


Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis"

If you are planning to visit the beautiful island of Crete, you can fly directly to Heraklion International Airport. It is located about 300 kilometres south of Athens and offers both domestic and international flights. From Heraklion, you can either take a domestic flight or a ferry to reach Athens.


Corfu International Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias"

If you are interested in exploring the stunning Ionian Islands, you can fly to Corfu International Airport. It is located about 600 kilometres west of Athens and offers domestic and international flights. From Corfu, you can either take a domestic flight or a ferry to reach Athens.

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Things to do in Athens

Athens has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

The Acropolis

The Acropolis in Athens is a must-visit landmark. It houses ancient buildings, including the famous Parthenon, dedicated to Athena. Explore this UNESCO site for stunning views of Athens.

The National Archaeological Museum

This is one of the world's greatest museums, housing an extensive collection of Greek art. The museum's exhibits span over 5,000 years, from the Neolithic era to Classical periods. Here, you'll find fascinating artifacts, including the Mask of Agamemnon, the Antikythera Mechanism, and the statue of Zeus or Poseidon. This museum is a treasure trove for history and art lovers.


Known as the "Neighbourhood of the Gods," Plaka is the oldest district in Athens. Nestled at the foot of the Acropolis, this charming area is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with neoclassical houses, quaint shops, traditional tavernas, and ancient ruins. Strolling through Plaka is like stepping back in time, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and Greek hospitality.

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