Holidays to Athens

Yes, we know the Greek islands are astoundingly beautiful, but to witness the icon of Western civilization, come to Athens. Highlights include walking in Plato or Aristotle's footsteps on the Acropolis , viewing the city from the Parthenon or visiting the Agora , an ancient Greek marketplace and modern-day attraction. …

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How to get to Athens

Here's what you need to know about getting to Athens. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Athens takes 3 hours, 50 minutes.

When to go to Athens

Typical Holiday Price

£497 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Athens varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Athens.

Where to stay in Athens

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Athens, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Athens

Stephen Bugno | Trip by SkyscannerAcropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens
Jason Liu | Trip by SkyscannerParthenon
Sal G | Trip by SkyscannerNew Acropolis Museum
New Acropolis Museum
Navin75 | FlickrTemple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Stephen Bugno | Trip by SkyscannerMount Lycabettus
Mount Lycabettus
Julls | Trip by SkyscannerPlaka
Dimitrios P | Trip by SkyscannerPanathenaic Stadium
Panathenaic Stadium
Nanda Boardman | Trip by SkyscannerAncient Agora
Ancient Agora
Tilemahos Efthimiadis | FlickrNational Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
Dimitrios P | Trip by SkyscannerOdeon of Herod Atticus
Odeon of Herod Atticus

Reviews of Athens

Hercules S
Hercules S

You don't need me to tell you about the long history of Athens. It's simply everywhere. And the food is outstanding!

Petra Maria  Kantartzi
Petra Maria Kantartzi

It has many beautiful ancient sights. Everytime I visit Athens I feel fulfilled!

Ioannis Tsigaridas
Ioannis Tsigaridas

It’s the most beautiful place in the world and the people are very friendly

Guy Surtees
Guy Surtees

Browsing the shops in the old town, eating Greek food and then going to a bouzouki night

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