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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 26, 2023
Flights to Greece – Tips and Advice
- Kayak.com is the best website for finding cheap fares.
- The best time to buy flights is between November and March.
- To save money on your trip try to fly in and out of different cities or islands (and save the expense and time required for backtracking). e.g. Fly into Athens (London to Athens) but fly out of Santorini (Santorini to London).
- There are direct flights to many of the best Greek islands from the large hub-cities in Western Europe (e.g. London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt) but most people get to the islands by flying to Athens and then taking a ferry or another flight to their final destination.
Cheapest Flights to Greece
Route Cost Cheapest Airline NYC to Athens $510 Lufthansa NYC to Santorini $300 Lufthansa, Volotea London to Athens £23 Ryanair London to Santorini £28 Ryanair Paris to Athens €63 Aegean Airlines Paris to Santorini €128 Transavia Rome to Athens €78 Aegean Rome to Santorini €125 Aegean Athens to Santorini €37 Sky Express Athens to Mykonos €38 Volotea
Flights to Athens, Greece
Airlines that Fly to Greece
All Airlines Flying to Greece
• Aer Lingus
• Air Canada
• Air China
• Air France
• Air Serbia
• Air Transat
• Austrian Airlines
• British Airways
• Brussels Airlines
• EL AL Israel Airlines
• Etihad Airways
• Gulf Air
• Norwegian Air
• Qatar Airways
• Royal Jordanian
• Singapore Airlines
• TAP Air Portugal
• Turkish Airlines
• Ukraine Airways
• Wizz Air
Airlines with Direct Flights from the United States to Greece
• British Airways
What is the cheapest month to fly to Greece?
The most expensive months to fly to Greece are July and August. June and September are nearly as costly. The cheapest months to fly to Greece are January and February.
How far in advance should I book a flight to Greece?
The best time to book flights is between 6 and 10 months before your planned travel dates. For summer visits try to book in November, December, January, or February. The earlier you book flights the cheaper your flight will be.
Flights from USA & Canada to Greece
There are direct flights to Athens from New York, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Montreal but from all other North American cities, you need to fly via western Europe (or through those North American cities). Popular and easy stopovers on the way to Greece are London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, and Barcelona which all have direct flights to Athens and some Greek islands. There are no direct flights from the USA or Canada to any Greek island.
Flights from UK and Ireland to Greece
There are direct flights to many Greek islands from London and Manchester. There are direct flights to Athens from London, Manchester, Dublin, Bristol, and Edinburgh – and then from Athens you can fly or ferry to the Greek islands.
Flights from France to Greece
Paris is the hub for most flights between France and Greece. There are direct flights from Paris to Athens and all Greek islands that have an international airport. There are direct flights to Athens from Strasbourg, Marseilles, Nice, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Nantes – and then from Athens you can fly or ferry to the Greek islands.
Flights from Italy to Greece
The are flights to Athens from Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Verona, Genoa, Turin, Bari, and Palermo. There are direct flights in summer to Santorini and a few other popular Greek islands from Rome, Venice, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, and Turin.
Flights from Athens to the Greek Islands
There are international and domestic flights to the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Skiathos, Lesvos, Samos, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Corfu. There are also domestic-only airports on Naxos, Paros, Syros, Skiathos, and Chios. Typically flights from Athens to the islands run year round, while international routes operate only during the summer tourist season.
There are no scheduled direct flights between Mykonos and Santorini. This could change but as of now, travelers need to take a direct ferry between the two islands or fly via Athens on Olympic or Aegean airlines.
There are no scheduled direct flights between Crete and Santorini. Some years there are flights with Sky Express Airlines and schedules can change with little notice so take a look to see if they’ve added recent flights for your dates. Otherwise, travelers need to take a direct ferry between the two islands or fly via Athens on Olympic or Aegean airlines.