Cheap flights to Athens

Flights to Athens in 2022

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, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,704Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$776From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way from$337One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH)

Cheap flights to Athens in January, February 2022

The best prices found for ATH flights for January, February
27 Feb. - 6 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

42h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

41h 35m
$1,188

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Deal found 17/1/22

20 Jan. - 27 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

42h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 20m
$1,275

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Deal found 19/1/22

27 Feb. - 6 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

42h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

28h 30m
$1,281

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens found for this year
6 Jun. - 30 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 05m
$776

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Deal found 19/1/22

6 Jun. - 30 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 05m
$792

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Deal found 20/1/22

29 Mar. - 27 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

41h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 05m
$794

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Deal found 18/1/22

Last minute flights to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 3 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

38h 55m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

32h 05m
$1,404

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Deal found 18/1/22

26 Jan. - 3 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

39h 55m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

31h 30m
$1,437

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

27 Jan. - 4 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

31h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

34h 35m
$1,476

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Can I fly to Athens Eleftherios V. from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Athens Eleftherios V.

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Athens Eleftherios V..

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Documents
Passenger Locator Form - ALL TRAVELLERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLETE THEIR PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) BEFORE ENTERING THE COUNTRY


Can I fly back to Australia from Athens Eleftherios V.?

Returning to Australia from Athens Eleftherios V.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Athens?

The cheapest ticket to Athens found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,239

February

$1,136

March

$1,156

April

$1,289

May

$1,181

June

$1,360

July

$1,390

August

$1,401

September

$1,344

October

$1,227

November

$1,157

December

$1,535

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Athens. Flying to Athens in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Athens?

Average Athens flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - ATH

Price

$1,137 - $2,075

ATH

Temperature

10 - 28 °C

ATH

Precipitation

5 - 64 mm

Peak season

Book cheap flights to Athens, one of the top city ­break destinations in the world. Hosting the Olympic Games in 2004 has given this once smoggy and dirty city a new lease on life. If Athens is not on your bucket list then it should be, this is where western civilisation was founded and it has enough ruins to impress any budding archaeologists or history buffs. Nearly 2,500 years old, the impressive Parthenon perches proudly on the Acropolis and is usually the first stop on travellers itineraries. Other sites of note when you book your flights to Athens include the Temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora, Theatre of Dionysus and the Roman Herodes Atticus amphitheatre that are scattered around the base of the Acropolis. Plaka, the oldest section of Athens, is a popular tourist area chock full of tourist shops, galleries, jewellery stores, museums and cafes. In general it is a busy city but especially so during summer when hordes of visitors book their flights to Athens despite the heat. Temperatures can reach well into the mid­-30Cs. August is the hottest month and many local business owners shut up shop and go on holiday to escape the heat. If you are planning on visiting Athens in summer bring cool clothing and do your sightseeing in the early morning, and early evening.

Off season:

Winter is not a typical time for people to book flights to Athens but the weather is on average a crisp 10C in January and February. It can get colder than this too with snow falling in Athens on occasion. However, visit during the off season and you can expect fewer tourists queuing to get into the ancient sites, great prices on rooms and cheap flight tickets.

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

Ideally the best times to book flights to Athens are spring and late autumn. This is when the weather is not too hot for sightseeing, and the tourist hordes have yet to descend or have left. Aim for between March to May and October to November and you may also find cheaper flight tickets and deals on accommodation. If you don’t mind the heat and the crowds then the summer months are best for outdoor festivals such as: The Athens and Epidaurus Festival (mid­- June to mid-­September) showcasing music and dance performances; Lycabettus Festival (May to September) featuring musical and theatrical performances on Lycabettus Hill; Rockwave Festival (June to July) a music festival held in Malakasa a few miles outside of Athens and the Athens International Dance Festival (July).

Which day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

The cheapest day to fly to Athens is usually Saturday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Athens. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Athens?

Flights from Sydney to Athens: 21 hours.

Flights from Melbourne to Athens: 20 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Brisbane to Athens: 21 hours 55 minutes.

Flights from Perth to Athens: 17 hours 40 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Athens?

There are plenty of airlines operating flights to Athens from Australia, so be sure to shop around to get the best deal. Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways and EgyptAir are just a few options. The cheapest flights to Athens can be found in January and February, and flying from Perth is the quickest low­cost route.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Flights to Athens arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH) around 35 km east of the city. The Athens metro line 3 runs from the airport to Syntagma Square and Monastiraki – two of the key points in Athens ­with a journey time of half an hour. There are direct buses from the airport arrivals level to central Athens (40 minutes), as well as an express bus to the port of Piraeus (1 hour 15 minutes). Taxis are available at the taxi rank outside the arrivals terminal 24 hours a day.

What is good to know if travelling to Athens?

  • The infamous annual Spartathlon race begins in Athens and ends in Sparta, its 153-mile distance makes it one of the toughest marathons on earth.
  • For beautiful panoramic views of the city, visit the Acropolis. Catch the sunset on Mars Hill as you watch the city fall asleep.
  • Spend an afternoon walking down the famous shopping street in Athens – Ermou Street! You’ll find a variety of shops and even international brands like Zara, Marks & Spencers and H&M.

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 center of Athens.