Find the cheapest flight to Greece
Navigating your way through all of Greece’s 2000-plus islands might be a challenge, but getting in and out of the country is easy. The Athens International Airport (airport code ATH), which opened in 2001 in preparation for the tourist influx of the 2004 Olympics, replaced the older and much smaller airport in Athens. Athens International, also called ElefthÃ©rios VenizÃ©los, is now the only airport serving the city, and the largest and busiest airport in the entire country.
Athens International is the major hub for Greece’s state-owned Olympic Airlines and for Aegean Airlines. Greece’s capital is a large enough travel hub for the area that you’ll find plenty of nonstop flight options from Europe and even several from North America. You’ll be able to find lots of budget carrier flights from Europe to Athens, so be sure to see if flying first into a major European city like London or Paris and then on to Athens would save you any money.
A complete list of airlines serving Athens International is here, and you can track flight information here. There is a left luggage service at the airport (information here), WiFi throughout the airport for a fee (information here), and Internet kiosks throughout the airport. You’ll find all passenger services listed here. Your ground transportation options are listed here in great detail, including these car rental agencies.
More Information on Greece
Greece is only known as the birthplace of Western civilization, so it’s not only one of the more popular tourist destinations in Europe, it’s one of the more popular throughout the world. Its history and geography make it an interesting place to visit – you can satisfy your cultural side with a peek back in time in cities like Athens, and then live the life of a sun god lounging on the beaches of the Greek Islands. If you want to get away from the crowds, you can do that, too – you just have to wander a little further. Greece is a fascinating blend of old and new, so don’t let the millions of visitors deter you.