Cheap flights to Athens
Athens, what can you say about Athens: cradle of Western civilization, Europe’s oldest city, birthplace of democracy, and home to the iconic Parthenon.
Well, that’s just for starters, add to this that it is also a modern and sophisticated metropolis, one of the world’s greatest cultural centres and a city with a vibrant street and nightlife and you’re pretty close to the mark.
Whether you are coming to Athens for a city break, or just passing through on the way to one of Greece’s many islands, this capital city will not fail to impress.
easyJet holidays to Athens
Don’t let your easyJet experience stop when you land at Athens International Airport. easyJet holidays provides a range of great value package holidays to Athens, so you get the best out of your trip to the iconic metropolis of Athens. From exploring the ancient Greek monuments that punctuate the city, to dancing along with the metropolitan parades and festivals. Enjoy excursions to the nearby wine fields of Attica or explore some of the spectacular surrounding beaches. Whatever you choose to do, we can help make Athens your perfect city break destination. As well as getting you there at great value, we can offer you the perfect package to explore this historic city.
The pre-lantern festival known as Apokries culminates on the weekend of February 25-26th, with plenty of dressing up and all sorts of merriment and frivolity on the streets of Athens, especially in the touristy Plaka area.
The big parade to celebrate Ohi Day on 28 October, when Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas said no to Mussolini in 1940, is always an impressive affair, if a little overtly nationalistic and old-style militaristic.
Stroll down Athinas Street from Omonia Square and visit Athens' most photogenic markets. The buzzing meat and fish markets sit on the opposite side of the road to the colourful flower and veg stalls.
If you want to escape the summer heat and check out where all the action is, the stretch of coast road that runs through the southeastern suburbs of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni is lined with restaurants, cafés and clubs.
The tiny island of Agistri, which sits opposite Aegina, is a great place to escape to for a swim or wander through it's wooded interior, as the spring days grow warmer.
Winter is a good time to take a bus down to the end of the Attic Peninsula and visit the wonderful temple of Poseidon at Sounion, without having many other people around at all.
Autumn is a good time to take a tour of Attica's wine region to the east of the city, while the vines are laden and harvest is underway. A good place to start is the Wine Museum in Pallini.(tel 210 66 44 711)
Take a culturally rewarding day trip to the principal ancient sites of the Argolid, especially Mycenae, Titans and the magnificent theatre of Epidauros, where plays are still performed.