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Airport of arrival: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Athens: 40 minutes

Athens is a breath-taking city with marvelous ancient landmarks that are scattered around the city that offer an unforgettable journey to the depths of ancient history. Athens is the capital city of Greece and is located in the southeastern part of the country.  We have cheap flight deals to ages-old city Athens with frequent direct flights departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport.

We offer amazing direct flight deals to Athens departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy our advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Athens through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from different cities across the globe. All you have to do is to visit our website to find the best-priced flight ticket out there to Athens.

After a delightful time in Athens, you can enjoy our direct flight offer back to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport or other connecting flights to different destinations of the world through İstanbul.

About the Airport

We have amazing flight deals to Athens arriving at Athens International Airport. Athens International Airport is located 34 kilometers away from the city center.

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport (ATH), also called Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, is the busiest airport in Greece with more than 25 million passengers in 2019. Athens International Airport has been in operation for commercial flights since 2001. At the airport, passengers can enjoy various services such as childcare, banking, health, special assistance, and hospitality. Athens International Airport is also home to year-round contemporary art exhibitions.

Transport from Athens International Airport to City Center

You can get to the city center from Athens International Airport with the railway, metro, direct bus, taxi, and car.

The railway is available for every 15 to 25 minutes between 06.09 and 22.09. In order to use the railway and other means of public transportation, you need to buy a rechargeable “Athena Card” which is available at the airport. The trip to the city center costs 1.40 euros.

Metro Line 3 connects Athens International Airport to the city center between 06.30 and 23.30 every 30 minutes. The trip costs 8 euros and takes approximately 40 minutes.

Direct buses are available 24/7 with four different routes (x93 to Kifisou Avenue, x95 to Syntagma Square, x96 to Piraeus, x97 to Elliniko). X95 direct bus line connects the airport to Athens city center. The trip to the city center with the X95 direct bus line takes approximately 60 minutes.

There are also many taxis available in the airport 24/7. The trip to the city center (Syntagma Square) costs 38 euros and takes approximately 40 minutes.

You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Our car rental service has great offers for you in here.

Public Transport

You can use metro, public buses, tram and taxis to get around in Athens.

Metro consists of 3 lines and is available from 05.00 AM to midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays, the last train departs at 2 AM. A 90-minute ticket costs 1.40 euros and a 24-hour ticket costs 4.5 euros.

Athens has an extensive public bus network that covers every part of the city. You can click here to check their timetables and routes. The site is also available in English.

There are 3 tram lines in Athens that are available between 5.30 AM to 01.00 AM and cover most of Athens’ popular attractions. On weekends the last tram departs from the city center at 2.15 AM.

You can also use taxis to get around in the city. They cost 0.74 cents per kilometer with an initial fee of 1.29 euros. At night, they cost 1.29 euros per kilometer.

Athens attracts millions of tourists every year and offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors ranging from luxury hotels to affordable backpacker hostels.

If it is your first time in Athens, it is recommended for you to stay in hotels around “Plaka” neighborhood since you will be walking distance away from its popular attractions such as The Acropolis or The Ancient Agora of Athens. If you are looking for a calmer vacation, you can check the hotels in “Exarchia” neighborhood which is also in Athens city center.

We would love to help you organize your trip to Athens and you can book a hotel easily through our website.

Athens is a great culinary destination with its authentic and fresh Mediterranean recipes that are ready to amaze you. There are so many unique Greek specialties you can try in Athens in top-notch local restaurants. “Saganaki”, “Horiatiki Salad”, and “Gemista” are some of these delicious recipes you should check out while you are in Athens.

If you would like to know more about the amazing Athens cuisine, you should have a look at our Athens Travel Guide.

We have listed some side notes about Athens for you right below.

Neighboring Cities

In addition to what Athens has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.

  • Pireas (10 km)
  • Chalcis (80 km)
  • Corinth (83 km)
  • Livadia (136 km)


Athens has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers, mild and rainy winters. It snows for three or four days every year in winter. Although Athens delivers spectacular sceneries throughout the year, it is recommended for you to visit the city during summer or spring to avoid rainfall and to explore the city in pleasant temperatures.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +30
  • City Code: 21
  • Athens International Airport Number: +30 21 0353 0000
  • Ambulance: 166
  • Police: 100

It is a joy to explore Athens whether by walking in its youthful streets or its ancient historical landmarks, a journey to the depths of its long stretching history. Athens attracts millions of tourists from each part of the globe every year thanks to its unique atmosphere that is filled with evident ancient landmarks all around. The Pantheon, The Acropolis, and Temple of Olympian Zeus are just some of these remarkable attractions in Athens you should definitely visit.

You can visit our comprehensive Athens Travel Guide to learn more about Athens and its must-see attractions.


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