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Flights to Athens in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 1,083Average for round-trip flights in November 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 657From Toronto to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way fromC$ 318One-way flight from Toronto to Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH)

Cheap flights to Athens in November, December 2021

The best prices found for ATH flights for November, December
3 Dec. - 7 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

3 stops

40h 00m
C$ 729

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/11/21

3 Dec. - 6 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

31h 00m
C$ 733

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/11/21

2 Dec. - 5 Dec.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

17h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

25h 20m
C$ 781

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/11/21

Athens 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens found for this year
3 Dec. - 7 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

3 stops

40h 00m
C$ 729

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/11/21

3 Dec. - 6 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

31h 00m
C$ 733

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/11/21

2 Dec. - 5 Dec.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

17h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

25h 20m
C$ 781

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 22/11/21

Last minute flights to Athens

Late deals on round-trip flights to Athens, departing today and this week
3 Dec. - 7 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

3 stops

40h 00m
C$ 729

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

3 Dec. - 6 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

14h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

31h 00m
C$ 733

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

2 Dec. - 5 Dec.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

17h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

25h 20m
C$ 781

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 22/11/21

Can I fly to Athens Eleftherios V. from Canada right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to Athens Eleftherios V.

Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Athens Eleftherios V..

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

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Can I fly back to Canada from Athens Eleftherios V.?

Returning to Canada from Athens Eleftherios V.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Athens?

The cheapest ticket to Athens found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

C$ 1,019

February

C$ 1,025

March

C$ 1,032

April

C$ 1,051

May

C$ 1,005

June

C$ 958

July

C$ 1,136

August

C$ 1,048

September

C$ 1,053

October

C$ 1,043

November

C$ 1,109

December

C$ 1,207

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Athens is currently June; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Athens?

Average Athens flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

YTO - ATH

Price

C$ 958 - C$ 1,595

ATH

Temperature

10 - 28 °C

ATH

Precipitation

5 - 64 mm

Flying to Athens in October is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July sees the temperatures in Athens peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Athens?

The best time to book flights to Athens is 39 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Athens. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Athens trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

Nowhere does ancient like Athens. Often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, its recorded history stretches back 3,000 years. Most famous of all the classical traces to be found throughout Athens is the Parthenon, a temple of the goddess Athena, on the Acropolis.

Athens boasts excellent museums. The National Historical Museum is housed in the old parliament building, the Numismatic Museum covers the history of coinage and the stunning New Acropolis Museum exhibits artifacts related to the “sacred rock”.

The city has been modernized greatly over the past few years, a legacy from when the world took cheap flights to Athens for the 2004 Olympic Games. The airport is relatively new and getting around the city – on the metro and electriko – is a breeze. 

Like their Iberian cousins, the Greeks take nightlife seriously. Dinner starts at 10pm or later and a night out ends only at dawn.

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Athens climate

March to May are pleasant and mild months, even if you have to pack a sweater for chill March winds. Temperatures rise in June and July, reaching their peak in August. This is when Athenians vacation, but it could be a good time to take cheap flights to Athens and enjoy a less crowded city – if you can survive the heat.A strong northerly wind, the meltemi, occasionally blows through Athens giving some relief from the stifling heat — more than 37 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Fahrenheit). September and October are cooler months, with some light rain. Most rain falls November through February. Temperatures during these months fall to about 10 degrees (50F).

When is the best time to fly to Athens?

Peak Season:
High summer is peak season, attracting the majority of visitors. The heat builds throughout the summer and, starting about June, most restaurants and clubs have shut down or moved to the shore. During August, most Athenians vacation outside the city and Athens belongs to tourists. If you plan to visit at this time, head out to see the sights in the early morning, rest during the midday heat and sight see some more in the cooler evenings.

Shoulder Season:
Spring and late fall. These are good times to search for cheap flights to Athens. 

Off Season: 
Winter, when the tourist crowds have melted away and hotel rates are cheaper, is also a good time to visit Athens. While the weather is chilly with some rain, there is snow in the mountains. Perfect for skiing. Parnassos is 180km from Athens. It’s Greece’s largest and most popular resort. Kalavrita is 203km from the city.

Getting around Athens

Athens’ metro system is so easy to use that it has decreased the city’s traffic and pollution. The buses and trolleys are also cheap and efficient, but they are usually more crowded and can be confusing. Avoid travelling anywhere during rush hour, especially on public transportation. 

It can be difficult to hail a taxi, so call ahead for one instead. You’ll find that taxis are cheap, although occasionally drivers will try to overcharge a clueless foreigner. One trick to catching a cab is calling out your destination to a cab already in use. The driver will stop and let you get in if he’s going the same way. You’ll still have to pay a full fare, though. 

It’s also easy to set out on foot. Most of the major Athens’ sights are located in the same general area. And the ones that aren’t are easy to get to by public transportation. With all the easy transportation options, it’s not worth it to rent a car. Driving through the city is difficult to manage and parking spots are rare and expensive.  

What is good to know if travelling to Athens?

  • Plaka, Athens’s oldest residential quarter, is considered touristy by Athenians, who prefer the Psirri district, but it is the place to look for souvenirs such as “flokati” rugs, religious icons and ceramics. For a more authentic Athenian shopping experience perhaps, visit the 19th-century Central Market near Omonia. Monastiraki Flea market takes place on Sunday mornings. Pack an extra bag on your cheap flights to Athens to take advantage of the bargains.
  • Take the funicular railway to the top of Lycabettus. It is Athens’ highest hill. The views from the top are beautiful. There is also an open-air theatre at the summit.
  • Watch the changing of the guard at the Parliament building, once the Greek royal family’s summer residence. The ceremony takes place every hour. The guards, Evzones, wear khaki uniforms with kilts. On Sunday mornings, at 11, the Evzones wear traditional white kilts, red-and-black caps and red clogs with pompoms.
  • Mitropolis Square is home to Athens’ main cathedral. Beside it is the Little Mitropolis, which is dedicated to St Eleftherios. The little church is open every day bar Friday, between 10am and 4pm.
  • The Agora was, in ancient times, the city’s main marketplace and its political and cultural heart. Democracy was born here and Socrates and St Paul made public speeches here. These days, the area, with olive trees and coarse grasses, is dotted with toppled-over columns. The Stoa of Attalos houses the Agora Museum, exhibiting artifacts from the site.

Athens airport overview

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH), otherwise known as Athens International, is a two-terminal airport, gateway to a country rich with history and tourism options. It is just 12 miles (20km) east of Athens’ city centre, the perfect destination for travellers who want to discover popular ancient Greek sites such as the Acropolis and Plaka, or for those using the city as a stop-off point before exploring the islands of Greece.

There’s plenty to do at Athens Airport, which offers a range of world-class shopping opportunities as well as a host of local souvenirs and mementos. The airport has won two awards for best airport in Southern Europe and is an important link between Europe and Asia.

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is a major hub for Greece’s national carrier Olympic Air as well as Aegean Airlines. With austerity measures being the catchphrase across Greece and much of Europe it’s good to know that there are many low-cost carriers and budget airlines that offer cheap flights to Athens International Airport, including Blue1, easyJet, Fly Hellas, Aer Lingus and IZair.

Athens International Airport is well-connected to central Athens by rail and road networks and is the perfect start to a fun vacation in Greece. This Greek airport has also been awarded two Green Building Awards for energy efficiency and awareness, so travellers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint can sleep easy knowing Athens International Airport is doing its bit.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Athens?

For a flight to Athens, you will be flying into Eleftherios V.. Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH) is just 19.7 km from the centre of the city.

How popular are flights to Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH) this year?

Athens has seen a 87% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.