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Flights to Greece transport you to a captivating countryside infused by myths and legends. Here iconic archaeological remains exist along rugged coastlines, surrounded by olive groves and seas littered with inviting islands.
This is where democracy was born – feel free to explore Greece in your own way. Whether you want to escape into the wild beauty of the Ionian islands, experience Athen’s sophisticated cafe culture or dance the night away in the all-night party scene of Mykonos, Greece will always oblige.
During the height of summer, between mid-July and the end of August, Cheap Flights to Greece are as hard to find as the Golden Fleece. It’s not just the airfares that soar either: hotel rates hike, the temperature peaks and crowds are at their thickest.
June and September offer better options for cheaper flights, and the weather is perfect on the mainland and islands in these months. In October you may hit a stormy spell, especially in western Greece or up in the mountains, but the southerly Dodecanese and Crete remain bathed in sunshine.
December to March are the coldest months, with restaurants and attractions closing down for the season. Flights are at their cheapest during these months, and there are many fine days to enjoy even if you visit now. The mildest winter climate is enjoyed by Rhodes and the southeast of Crete.
As spring arrives, April and May are superb for wild flowers and green landscapes. It’s a great time to visit to avoid the crowds and enjoy a bargain flight.
Seasonal variations in flight prices to Greece are an important consideration but there are other ways you can search with Orbitz to find a great deal.
Try comparing prices on different days around your chosen dates. Click the ‘My dates are flexible’ tick box to discover the cheapest flights to Greece: choosing a different day can dramatically reduce the cost.
Another way to widen your search is by being flexible on where you fly to and from. You can look for prices from ‘Nearby airports’ to find the cheapest fare, and you may find a more convenient flight too.
Don’t forget that connecting flights do not necessarily greatly add to your flight time and can save you quite a few dollars.
There are 15 international airports across Greece, but Athens is the largest by far. It sees 22 million passengers arrive and depart each year.
The airports in Heraklion, Thessaloniki and Rhodes all serve over three million passengers every year, with Chania, Corfu, Kos, Santorini, Zakynthos and Mykonos the next largest options.
If you are looking to connect on a local flight to reach a national airport then Athens is the key hub for transfers.
Airlines offering direct flights to Greece from the US include:
Your best beat for ease and convenience is to hire a car to explore Greece. Train networks are limited, but buses do cover most mainland routes and provide basic connections on the islands. For shorter trips there is always a taxi available from most locations.
If you are looking to island hop there are many ferries, catamarans or hydrofoils, which will eventually get you to any of the sixty-plus inhabited Greek islands. You’ll find that these become quickly booked up in the peak season: make sure to reserve your seat in advance.
Internal flights are pretty expensive – and also in high demand in the summer months – but they can be a real time-saver. You can get from Athens to Rhodes in about an hour by air but it takes 12 hours by boat.
Captivating interiors, beautiful beaches and plenty of history can be discovered here. Just a short trip from ancient Sparta you’ll find the stunning medieval ruins of Mystras.
The cobbled streets and whitewashed houses of Lindos epitomize the allure of Rhodes. Overlooking surrounding harbors and a beautiful coastline this is Greece at its most perfect.
If you tire of the beaches you can get active the Samaria Gorge in southwest Crete. This 10-mile long canyon takes you through forests of ancient cypresses and pines and to the Libyan Sea.
There’s a buzzing, contemporary café culture in the capital of Athens – but ancient history is never too far away. A couple of hour’s drive away you will be standing at the historic center of the world. The ancient theatre of Delphi is built on a hill and commands spectacular views of the landscape below.
No one in Greece tips. It’s just not the norm. However, if you do, you will be treated like a king. The legendary Greek hospitality goes even further if you tip at your local restaurant or bar.
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