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Flying out of Athens
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Athens Major Airport
The major airport serving Athens is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, which is located about 22 miles from downtown Athens. Several major airlines service the airport, including Delta, US Airways, British Airways, KLM, Aeroflot, Air France, United, American, and several more. Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air use Athens as a major hub. At Orbitz.com, travelers can compare the prices from most of these airlines, so they receive the best deals and options that suit their needs.
Parking Options at the Airport
The airport has several parking options, including short-term parking, long-term parking, and valet parking. The first 20 minutes are free in the short-term and long-term lots, which is ideal for dropping off passengers. A free shuttle bus will transport passengers to and from the airport terminals.
Transportation to the Airport
Several options are available for people to get to the airport, including taxis, the metro, rental cars, and buses. Taxis do not charge a flat rate as in some cities; instead they charge a metered rate, which is higher during nighttime hours. The metro and the express take 30 to 40 minutes to get downtown, and their prices vary. Car rentals are a more convenient option for people who want to explore the city. Check with Orbitz.com to book your rental and save more money.
Restaurants Located at the Airport
For those who need a snack or drink, the airport has the Aristotle Onassis Lounge, Goldair Handling Cip Lounge, and the Melina Merkouri Lounge. Along with food and drinks, these lounges offer other amenities including showers, television, and fax services.
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Istanbul Area Airports
Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.
Getting to the Airport
From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.
Weather Conditions in Istanbul
In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.
Vacationing in Istanbul
Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.
Cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul
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Cheapest weekend flights in July from Athens to Istanbul
|Leave Fri, Jul 5||Athens (ATH)||Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines||$229|
|Return Mon, Jul 8||Istanbul (IST)||Athens (ATH)||Turkish Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Athens to Istanbul
|Leave Fri, Jul 26||Athens (ATH)||Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines||$229|
|Return Tue, Jul 30||Istanbul (IST)||Athens (ATH)||Turkish Airlines|
Best one-week trip in July from Athens to Istanbul
|Leave Tue, Jul 2||Athens (ATH)||Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines||$229|
|Return Tue, Jul 9||Istanbul (IST)||Athens (ATH)||Turkish Airlines|
Cheapest weekend flights in August from Athens to Istanbul
|Leave Fri, Aug 9||Athens (ATH)||Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines||$257|
|Return Mon, Aug 12||Istanbul (IST)||Athens (ATH)||Turkish Airlines|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Athens to Istanbul
|Leave Fri, Aug 9||Athens (ATH)||Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines||$255|
|Return Tue, Aug 13||Istanbul (IST)||Athens (ATH)||Turkish Airlines|
Airports in Athens , GR
Eleftherios Venizelos airport (ATH)
Distance from City Center: 12.2 miles
Carriers for flights from ATH to IST
Airports in Istanbul , TR
Ataturk airport (IST)
Distance from City Center: 8.6 miles
Terminals and carriers for flights from ATH to IST
Terminal Carriers Terminal I Turkish Airlines
Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Distance from City Center: 19 miles
Aircraft options between Athens and Istanbul
|Boeing 737-700 (Winglets) Passenger||Turkish Airlines|
|Boeing 737-900 Passenger||Turkish Airlines|
|Airbus Industrie A319||Turkish Airlines|
|Boeing 737-800 Passenger||Turkish Airlines|
|Airbus Industrie A320||Turkish Airlines|
|Airbus Industrie A321||Turkish Airlines|
More to explore for Athens to Istanbul
- 4 direct flights are operating from Athens to Istanbul today.
- Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 21m.
- Turkish Airlines flight 1842 (2:00 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from Athens to Istanbul.
- Turkish Airlines flight 1844 (4:50 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's latest available flight from Athens to Istanbul.
- Today's shortest direct flight from Athens to Istanbul (Turkish Airlines flight 1842, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 1h 20m.
- Today's longest direct flight from Athens to Istanbul (Turkish Airlines flight 1846, Airbus Industrie A321) takes 1h 25m.
- Flights from Eleftherios Venizelos airport (ATH) to Ataturk airport (IST), Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) are available for this route.
|Turkish Airlines||ATH||IST||Fri, Jul 26 - Tue, Jul 30||$229|
|Aegean||ATH||IST||Wed, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 9||$259|
|Lufthansa||ATH||IST||Thu, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 29||$509|
|Egyptair||ATH||IST||Thu, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 29||$645|
|Air Moldova||ATH||IST||Thu, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 29||$646|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||ATH||IST||Fri, Aug 9 - Tue, Aug 13||$747|
|British Airways||ATH||IST||Thu, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 29||$870|
|Air France||ATH||IST||Fri, Aug 9 - Tue, Aug 13||$875|
|Aeroflot Russian Airlines||ATH||IST||Sun, Aug 18 - Wed, Aug 21||$2,300|
|Austrian Airlines||ATH||IST||Sun, Aug 18 - Wed, Aug 21||$5,440|
Daily flight schedule for Thu, Jun 20, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|Turkish Airlines||TK1846||ATH||10:05 AM||IST||11:30 AM||321||1hr 25min|
|Turkish Airlines||TK1850||ATH||3:05 PM||IST||4:25 PM||738||1hr 20min|
|Turkish Airlines||TK1844||ATH||9:50 PM||IST||11:10 PM||320||1hr 20min|