Flights from London Heathrow to Athens

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Here you can compare cheap flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Athens (ATH) for one-way or return trips. The following offers were searched for and found on idealo during the last few days. Or start your own flight search to Athens. Prices and availability may change at any time.

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Heathrow to Athens

Favourite airline: Aegean Airlines
55 % of travellers choose to book flights on this route with Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia and Lufthansa.
Aegean Airlines
23 %
Air Serbia
19 %
Lufthansa
13 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
The cheapest day to fly on this route is Sunday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £ 1.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 40min
23h 40min
15h 45min
£162
£163
£198
Favourite connection: via Belgrade
When booking flights from London Heathrow to Athens 26 % of travellers prefer to fly via Belgrade.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Belgrade (Beograd)
17h 00min, from £167
26 %
Direct flights
03h 40min, from £162
15 %
1 stopover Frankfurt-Main
08h 30min, from £182
13 %

Useful information about the flight from London Heathrow to Athens

Historic and lively Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, dating back around 3,400 years. There is plenty to see and do, and some useful information before visiting will go a long way in helping you enjoy your visit.

Athens attractions and tips

The best time to travel to Athens is during spring or autumn. This is due to the fact that it occasionally snows during the winter, and the summer months can be unbearably hot. Some special dates to keep in mind include the Feast of Saint Basil on January 1st, and Carnival from February until Easter. And remember, Easter in Greece is celebrated at a different time than in the UK - usually about a week later. During Easter weekend many museums and sites will be closed, so plan accordingly.

Important information about Athens before you travel

Like most popular destinations, be wary of pickpockets in the metro and crowded areas throughout Athens. This is especially important since most smaller shops and restaurants don't accept credit cards, so be sure to carry some cash. And as long as you stay on the tourist circuit you will be just fine with English. The cost of living in Athens is generally lower than in London. A meal will run you from around 10 euros, with an average meal at a taverna costing upwards of 25 euros per person. If you're on a budget you can't go wrong with souvlaki, around 3 euros.

Arriving, accommodation and transport

When landing at the airport you have a few options to get into the city centre. You can take the metro for 8 euros, a suburban train for 6 euros (which is slightly slower than the metro), an express bus for 5 euros, or a taxi for upwards of 50 euros (depending on the time of day). Travel times will be upwards of one hour. There are a number of accommodation options, ranging from 10 euro shared hostel rooms to 80 euro double hotel rooms. If you're travelling in July or August be sure to make a reservation.

Flight information: London Heathrow - Athens

Outbound and return from £164.39
Flight duration min. 03:35 / max. 03:45
Return flight duration min. 03:50/ max. 04:05
Distance 2430 km
Flights per week 44
Departure airport London Heathrow (LHR)
Arrival airport Athens (ATH)
Destination country Greece
Alternative flights to Athens
Popular destinations for onward travel