Fly to Athens and see Ancient Greece come to life before your eyes.
From the magnificent Acropolis to Olympic Stadium, there's a unique blend of old and new, and today this cosmopolitan city is a hub of ancient and modern delights. You can learn about the thinkers who pioneered everything from mathematics to philosophy, indulge in fresh Mediterranean dishes, immerse yourself in the culture of the city's vibrant streets or stay up late and see why it’s famous for its nightlife. Whatever you're after, Athens offers up the holiday of a lifetime - and you can get there in style with British Airways.
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November is the cheapest month to fly to Athens. Holiday season in Greece starts in May and ends in mid-October, with peak season from July to August. Visit in April or October for better hotel rates and milder temperatures. Keep an eye out for our special offers or book a city break in the low season – from November to March.
As Greece’s capital, Athens is a very reasonably priced European city. If you avoid travelling during peak summer months (June, July and August), it’s much easier to find flight and hotel deals. Many of the most popular attractions offer joint tickets and are free on the first Sunday of every month from November to March. Stroll around the historic city centre and National Garden or go hiking for a spectacular view of Athens.
Even during Athens’ coldest month of January, the city still enjoys an average temperature of 10°C. Temperatures regularly hit over 30°C during the peak summer months of July and August. May and September still enjoy average temperatures of over 20°C making them perfect for travellers looking for fewer crowds and lower fares.
Athens International Airport (ATH) is 20km from the city centre. Transport connections are easily accessible from the terminal with taxis operating a flat rate to and from the airport. Trains on Line 3 of the Athens Metro run every 30 minutes with a journey to the city’s central Syntagma station taking around 40 minutes. The airport also has suburban rail links to Athens Railway Station and several 24-hour bus services. Once you’ve arrived, it’s easy to get around on foot or use Athens’ metro system to explore the city.
Book a car hire with British Airways, and receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support. Collect Avios on every rental.
Europe’s second oldest city dating back to 5th Century BC, it’s impossible not to be amazed by the layers of rich history and the imposing landmarks of ancient Greece in Athens. The skyline is dominated by the spectacular temple of Acropolis, visible from just about any vantage point and rising from the centre of the city. Walk around the historic streets and marvel at the 1000-year-old Byzantine churches, contemporary street art and magnificent columns of the Parthenon. Go off the beaten path and explore local neighbourhoods like Plaka or Monastiraki and people watch in a lively cafe, see street musicians and visit bustling market stalls.
Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Onboard you’ll find clean, sanitised seats, HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.