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Athens Flights Overview

Athens, the country’s grand capital city, is the beating heart of Ancient Greece. From its world-famous acropolis that overlooks the maze of streets below to its modern, colourful neighbourhoods, you’re in for a real treat on a city break to this fascinating part of the world.

Language

Greek

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+2hrs

Beer

£4

Set meal for two

£40

Average flight time

3.5hrs

It’s a history-lover’s dream

As one of the world’s oldest cities, you can only imagine how many layers of history there are to peel back here. See everything from ruins and relics to temples and time-worn treasures. You’ll certainly get to tick off lots of boxes on that sightseeing bucket list.

A city of firsts

Athens was the very first city to be awarded the coveted title of European Capital of Culture back in 1985. It was also the first modern home of those famous sporting games, so you can expect to see iconic traces of the event dotted throughout the city.

Views like no other

As the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel, dominates the city, you can admire its beauty from far and wide. From sunrise to sunset, it’s simply stunning. Team that with cool street art and distant sea vistas and you’ve got yourself the perfect place to capture some seriously dreamy photographs!

Athens climate

13

Jan

14

Feb

17

Mar

20

Apr

25

May

30

Jun

33

Jul

34

Aug

29

Sep

24

Oct

19

Nov

15

Dec

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Where is Athens?

Athens is situated on a peninsula on the south coast of mainland Greece. It’s the country’s capital and largest and most populated city. The glittering Aegean Sea surrounds the city and its varied neighbourhoods making it a great option if you want to explore both coastal and inland treasures.

How long is the flight from the UK to Athens?

  • Edinburgh to Athens - 3 hours 55 minutes
  • London Stansted to Athens - 3 hours 35 minutes

How many airports does Athens have?

Athens has one airport, known as Athens International Airport (ATH). It's the largest in the country and can be found around 30 kilometres south-east of the city.

How far is Athens Airport from central Athens?

Athens Airport is around 30km from Athens city centre, which takes around 40 minutes by car.