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The disclosed airfares against round-trip flights to Athens, Greece are based on historical data, and are subject to change as per the demand and availability of flights. The airfares are inclusive of fuel surcharges, our service fee and taxes imposed by the flight service providers and the linked arrival and departure airports.

Athens in Greece: Overview

Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. The traces of human civilization in Athens date back to the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Legends to the likes of Plato and Aristotle were rooted in Athens.

Along with civilization and cultural prosperity, Athens has gifted the world with democracy. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis. It’s an epicenter of economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in the country.

Airport in Athens

Athens International Airport

Airport Code: ATH

Location:   located near the town of Spata, in the eastern Messoghia plain, some 22 miles (35 km) east of center of Athens.

Hub For: Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Olympic Air, Ryanair, Sky Express

Focus City For: Ellinair, Volotea

Interesting Facts: Athens is the 26th-busiest airport in Europe

Airlines That Fly to Athens from USA

Here is a list of popular carriers operating connecting flights to Athens from cities in the USA. We have mentioned the carrier type, country and hub airport. Hub Airport or Focus City serves as the layover or stopover enroute.


Carrier Type


Hub/Focus City

Turkish Airlines (TK)

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Istanbul Airport (IST)

Iberia (IB)

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Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)

Finnair (AY)

Operated by British Airways (BA)

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London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW)

Air Canada (AC)

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Toronto (YYZ)

British Airways (BA)

Operated by American Airlines (AA)

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Chicago (ORD)

Alitalia (CT)

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Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

Nonstop Flights to Athens from USA Cities

No carriers operate nonstop flights to Athens. However, there are multiple carriers operating. Make your choice wisely with attention at connection airport and layover or stopover timings.

Best time to Visit Athens

Summer, between June and August, is the best time to plan your Athens vacation. It’s not just the pleasant weather marked by warm climate that gives tourists a reason to visit but also the range of colorful and vibrant festivals that make vacation memorable make it the best time to visit. Considering all this, you shouldn’t surprise if the airlines and hotels become a bit demanding during the time.

Top Attractions in Athens

  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Parthenon
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
  • Syntagma Square
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens
  • Plaka

Frequently Asked Questions

What cities in the USA have a direct flight to Athens (Greece)?

Atlanta (ATL), New York (JFK, EWR), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Pittsburgh, Miami, Boston, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix (PHX) have direct flights to Athens in Greece.

Which airport do you fly to for Athens, Greece?

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), the largest international airport in Greece serves Athens and region of Attica.

How far is Athens (Greece) from Chicago (USA)?

The shortest distance from Chicago to Athens is 5,446 miles or 8765 kilometers on a direct flight, and the flight time is 10 hours 05 minutes. The popular carriers are American and United.

What airlines offer cheap flights to Athens from Chicago?

For nonstop flights, American is the most economical airline. If you are flexible with a one-stop flight, you can travel at a much cheaper price with Turkish Airlines.

How far is Athens (Greece) from Orlando (MCO) by plane?

The shortest flight distance between Orlando and Athens (Greece) by air is 5,832 miles or 9386 kilometers measured with a 1-stop MCO to ATH flight having a connection at London Heathrow LHR, and flight time is 11 hours 35 minutes. Virgin Atlantic, Aegean, and British Airways are the popular airlines. Athens is 7 hours ahead.

What airlines offer cheap flights to Athens from Orlando?

In Economy class, 1-stop flight segment, Norse Atlantic UK, together with Sky Express, generally offers cheap economy tickets to Athens (ATH) from Orlando. In Premium Economy Class 1-stop flights segment, the combined flights of Delta and KLM could be the most affordable option.

How long does a flight take to arrive in Athens from Boston?

On the direct shortest route, a plane takes 9 hours 20 minutes.

What airlines offer cheap flights to Athens from Boston?

In nonstop flights segment, Delta is the sole airline to offer the service. If you agree to fly with a one-stop flight, you can find ticket with Turkish or Play at half the price of Delta’s nonstop ticket.

How far is Athens from Newark EWR?

On the shortest flight route, i.e., direct flight, Athens is 4,941 miles or 7952 kilometers from EWR, and time to fly is 09 hours 10 minutes.  Popular carriers are Emirates and United.

How far is Athens from New York JFK by air? 

The direct shortest route measures 4,926 miles or 7928 kilometers and the time to fly is 09 hours 45 minutes. American, Deta and Norse Atlantic Airways are the most popular carriers.

What airlines offer cheap flights to Athens from New York?

Norse Atlantic Airways offers the lowest Economy or Premium Economy fare in the nonstop as well as 1-stop flights segment.

How far is Athens from Miami by air?

The shortest flight distance from Miami to Athens (via Barcelona) is 5,867 miles or 9442 kilometers that a commercial passenger airplane covers in 11 hours 35 minutes. No direct flights operate. 

What airlines offer cheap flights to Athens from Miami?

In 1-stop flights segment, French Bee along with Transavia, offers cheap tickets generally in the Economy class.  Condor and Sky Express combined flights offer cheap tickets to Athens in Premium Economy class.

How far is Athens from Los Angeles by plane?

The shortest distance, measured with a 1-stop flight connecting at Amsterdam, is 6,916 miles or 11130 kilometers. The required time to fly is 13 hours 30 minutes. Athens is 10 hours ahead.

What airlines offer cheap flights to Athens from Los Angeles?

In 1-stop flights segment Economy class, French Bee and Transavia together offer the cheapest flights to Athens from LAX.  In Premium Economy, the combined flights of Condor and Lufthansa have cheap fares.

How far is Athens from San Francisco by air?

The shortest distance (via 1-stop flight, connection in Frankfurt) is 6,989 miles or 11248 kilometers, and the flight time measures 13 hours 25 minutes. The longest distance via 1-stop flight with connection in Lisbon is 7,447 miles or 11985 kilometers and flight time is 15 hours.

What airlines offer cheap tickets from San Francisco to Athens?

French Bee, together with Transavia, offers cheap tickets to Athens from San Francisco in 1-stop flights segment in Economy Class. The partnership of Condor and Sky Express tops the affordability index in the Premium Economy class.

How far is Athens from Atlanta?

The ATL to ATH direct flight route distance measures 5,685 miles or 9149 kilometers, and the flight time 10 hours 45 minutes. Delta provides direct flights from ATL to ATH.

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