Flights to Athens

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Athens International Airport known as "Eleftherios Venizelos", or more familiarly "ElVel", which began operation on 29th March 2001, is the civilian airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is the major hub and base for Olympic Air, as well as for Aegean Airlines. The airport serves more than 16 million travellers annually and was named after the distinguished Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos.

The airport has become increasingly popular as a gateway to Asia and the Middle East.

It is also known for its continuous investment in pioneering technology, and is Airbus A380 ready, having been certified as such by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration.


Facts about flying to Athens

  • It takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes to fly to Athens from the UK.
  • The IATA airport code for Athens Airport is ATH. This will appear on your ticket.
  • The average temperature of Athens in October is 20°C.
  • Airlines that fly to Athens include British Airways, Flybe, KLM, Aer Lingus, bmi, easyJet, American Airlines, Iberia, Olympic - and you can book them all at discounted prices with us.
  • You can also find Hotels in Athens and Holidays to Athens with us.
  • For the cheapest flights to Athens, try departing on a Monday.

Athens Weather Temperature

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Forecast for Athens 2016



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Athens Airport on a map of Greece

Map of Athens airport
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