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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

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