Flights to Greece – Tips and Advice
- Kayak.com is the best website for finding cheap fares.
- The best time to buy flights is in January, February, 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 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 in 2019
|NYC to Athens||$895||Emirates|
|NYC to Santorini||$865||SWISS|
|London to Athens||£145||Ryanair|
|London to Santorini||£190||EasyJet|
|Paris to Athens||180€||Aegean Airlines|
|Paris to Santorini||269€||Transavia|
|Rome to Athens||196€||Vueling|
|Rome to Santorini||109€||Ryanair|
|Athens to Santorini||55€||Ryanair|
|Athens to Mykonos||65€||Ryanair|
Flights to Athens, Greece
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 in 2019. 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 in 2019. Some years there are flights with SkyExpress 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.