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Cheap Flights to Athens

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, spectacular monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the Modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis. A large part of the town’s historical centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape.

When you walk through the narrow labyrinthine streets lined with houses and mansions from the time of the Turkish occupation and the Neoclassical period (19th c.), you will have the impression of travelling with a “time machine”.  You will encounter ancient monuments, such as the Lysikrates Monument, erected by a wealthy donor of theatrical performances, the Roman Agora with the famed “Tower of the Winds” (1st c. B.C.) and Hadrian’s Library (132 A.D.), scores of bigger and smaller churches, true masterpieces of Byzantine art and architecture, as well as remnants of the Ottoman period (Fetihie Mosque, Tzistaraki Mosque, the Turkish Bath near the Tower of the Winds, the Muslim Seminary, et al.).  There are also some interesting museums (Folk Art, Greek Children’s Art, Popular Musical Instruments, Frysira Art Gallery, etc.), lots of picturesque tavernas, cafés, bars, as well as shops selling souvenirs and traditional Greek products.

Getting There

Air-Savings.com provides Cheap Flights to Athens on all major Airlines from the United States. Both Delta Airlines and Continental Airlines operate daily non-stop flights from JFK, and Newark Liberty Airports in the New York Metropolitan Area to Athens. Getting Discounted Airfares to Athens is not a very difficult task, as many major European Airlines Operate Flights from all major U.S, as well as world-wide airports to Athens. Air-Savings.com uses  a very sophisticated Airline Booking Engine, that allows you to compare cheap published, as well as consolidator airfares to Athens (ATH), Mykonos (JMK), Santorini (JTR), Heraklion (HER), Chania (CHQ), Kos (KGS), Rhodes (RHO), Samos (SMI), Thessaloniki (SKG), Corfu (CFU), Chios (JKH),  and more airports throughout Greece, as well as the rest of the world. Book Cheap Flights to Athens at the most reasonable fares in economy, as well as Business Class and save up to 60%.

Best Times to visit Athens

The best time to visit Athens is May through September. Bear in mind that because of the holidays, the city, as well as the hotels, beaches etc. get crowded between late May – August time frame.  Make sure to make your travel plans well ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Air-Savings offers exceptional all inclusive packages to Athens, and the rest of Greece, as well as Hotel reservations, and all other travel arrangements for Athens. Please ask one of our knowledgeable Travel representatives about these services and more.

Attractions in Athens

1.       The Acropolis, and Parthenon.

2.       National Archaeological Museum

3.       Cape Sounion, and Temple of Poseidon

4.       Walk Through the City Streets at night (Athens is one of the safest cities in Europe)

5.       Lycabettus Hill

6.       Syntagma Square

7.       The Agora

If you are staying in Athens for a few days to break journey, you will almost definitely fall in love with this beautiful city. Trust Air-Savings.com to get you that cheap flight to Athens, or anywhere else in Greece.