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Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in Greece. The most popular city to travel to in Greece is Athens, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 1,903% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in Greece are Thessaloniki and Thera.
Greece is full of notable places to explore, many with significant historical value to the region and the world. Some of the most popular landmarks in Greece are Acropolis, Syntagma Square, Meteora, and Paradise Beach, among many more.
Flying into Athens Airport is typically the best way to visit Acropolis, since it is the closest airport to the area.
The cheapest flights to Greece recently found by momondo users are $5 with Ryanair, $6 with Turkish Airlines, and $8 with Juneyao Airlines.
Flight times vary depending on what airport in United States you fly out of and what airport in Greece you fly into. For example, flying from Los Angeles to Athens Eleftherios V. takes 15h 25m on average. On the other hand, flying from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. takes 15h 35m on average. Keep in mind that it’s always quicker to opt for a non-stop flight, so be sure to check momondo if there are any available for your route.
The most popular airport in Greece to fly to is Athens Eleftherios V., based on our data. In the past 12 months, 43% of all momondo users who traveled to Greece chose to fly into Athens Eleftherios V. airport, which is located in the city of Athens.
On average, a flight to Greece will cost $2,051 per ticket. We’ve had users find flights to Greece for as low as $9, however. If you’re unable to find a plane ticket for $9, but manage to find one for $1,949 or less, then this is still a great deal. Keep in mind that flight costs vary depending on where you fly from, what time of year you travel, and what airline you fly with.
The best day of the week to fly to Greece is Wednesday due to prices being at their lowest. Flying out on a Sunday should be a backup plan since this day tends to be less expensive as well. Friday, on the other hand, is the most expensive day to fly to Greece.
|Departing||Destination||Best Time||Best Price|
|New York||Athens||9h 26m||$398|
|New York||Thera||14h 19m||$419|
|New York||Thessaloniki||11h 45m||$445|
|New York||Rhodes||17h 30m||$479|
|San Francisco||Athens||15h 35m||$482|
|Los Angeles||Rhodes||24h 35m||$490|
|Washington, D.C.||Athens||9h 45m||$490|
|Los Angeles||Athens||15h 35m||$492|
|New York||Chania||14h 55m||$493|
There are various flights to Greece from the United States. Most of the nonstop options arrive at Greece’s main airport, Athens International Airport (ATH). Most of these flights are offered only during the high season. However, the trip can take approximately 9h and 20min from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, 10h and 20min from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and at least 13h and 40min departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The nonstop option that flies year-round takes off from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey and is about 9h and 10min long. Other destinations in Greece are major airports like the Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis (HER) in Crete and Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia (SKG). The Greece flights to these airports have at least one layover in between and can take over 10h from the east coast, like John F. Kennedy International Airport, and at least 13h out of the west coast, from Los Angeles International Airport.
Nonstop flights to Greece from the United States land in Athens International Airport. However, most of these direct routes are seasonal and don’t run during the winter months. The American Airlines seasonal flights are out of John F. Kennedy International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Delta Airlines operates seasonal nonstop flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). As for United Airlines, the seasonal direct flights are out of Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington D.C. and Newark Liberty International Airport. Year-round, you can find cheap nonstop flights only from Newark Liberty International Airport, operated by Emirates Airlines. There currently aren’t any direct flights to other major airports in Greece like the Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis and Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia. Nonetheless, airlines like Swiss Airlines and Lufthansa offer routes with just one layover, generally in Europe.
If you’re traveling around the mainland of Greece, a great way of getting around is by bus. There is an efficient bus system that goes between the main cities. However, one of Greece’s most famous things to see are the islands. The best way to get to the islands from either Athens or Thessaloniki are either by plane or ferry. For instance, you can take either a ferry or a cheap flight to the iconic island of Santorini from either of the major Greek cities on the mainland. It’s also possible to rent a car while you’re in Greece if you plan on visiting more remote areas, like the UNESCO-listed monastery of Meteora or the archeological site of Olympia. It’s also possible to rent a vehicle on some of the larger islands like Crete or Naxos. This is a great way to explore the islands and see the most secluded beaches and coves like Elafonisi Beach or the Cedar Forest of Alyko.
US citizens will need a valid passport to be allowed to fly to and enter Greece. It’s recommended that the passport is valid for at least six months after the planned departure date from Greece, as well as having a couple of free pages for entry stamps. As for the visa requirements, US citizens do not need to obtain a tourist visa before they arrive in Greece, as long as they don’t intend on staying for longer than 90 days.
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