Athens
It's landmark Acropolis and other remains of classical Greece are an eternal drawcard for thousands who travel to Athens every day to soak up its unique atmosphere. Street markets, vine-covered tavernas, souvenir stalls and ancient monuments are dotted among high-rise buildings in this capital city, which one out of four Greeks call home.

Direct Flights to Athens, Greece

Direct Flights to Athens, Greece
The ancient city of Athens is world-famous for its extraordinary history and cultural importance. The capital of Greece, Athens is regarded as the birth place of democracy and civilization and its incredible array of historic buildings and treasures are testament to its prominence in ancient times.

Europe’s oldest city is packed with famous attractions and priceless treasures, take your time to explore and discover this wonderful city. 
There are many flights operating from the UK to Athens on airlines including Air France, Swiss, KLM, Iberia and Lufthansa.

If you’re looking for direct flights to Athens, Greece from the UK, British Airways fly out of Heathrow. Low cost flights to Athens, Greece are also available on easyJet and Greek carrier Aegean Airways.

Cheap flights to Athens, Greece

No visit to Athens is complete without a trip to see the stunning Acropolis. Dominating the city’s skyline, the Acropolis is situated on a hill in the centre of Athens and is built on sacred rock with great views across the city. Built in 5 BC, the Acropolis is dedicated to the goddess of Athena and is famous for its exquisite Parthenon temple, the Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike.

The impressive and newly built Acropolis Museum is also a must-see, home to a priceless collection of ancient sculptures, friezes and artefacts from the Acropolis site itself. 
Don’t miss the world-class National Archaeological Museum, the largest museum in Greece and housing over 20,000 exhibits from prehistoric times, the great Greek civilizations and from the Roman era.

Other famous attractions well worth a visit are the Panathenaic Stadium built in ancient times for athletic competitions and restored for the first Olympic Games in 1896, theNational Gardens and the Temple of Zeus. As well as Athens’ many historic attractions, make the most of the laid-back lifestyle of the contemporary and cosmopolitan parts of the city, its superb shopping, plentiful cafes and restaurants and lively nightlife.

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Athens Climate

Athens Climate
Athens is known as one of the sunniest cities in Europe, with a semi-arid climate and low average annual rainfall. The rain that does occur falls during the winter months, between mid-October and mid-April, usually as short, heavy showers. Summers are very hot, exacerbated by smoggy conditions, and heatwaves are common during July and August when the mercury soars to over 104F (40ºC). Winters are mild although frost can occur and nights can be cold. The best time to travel to Athens is during the cooler, fine weather of spring and summer.