Cheap tickets to Greece: Flights to Athens have dropped to $299 R/T

Dec 15, 2019

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Looking for a summer vacation in the Greek islands? How about a visit to the Acropolis?

We’re seeing deals from various U.S. cities, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Athens, Greece (ATH) starting at just $350 round-trip in economy. We’re finding the deals through Google Flights, so make sure to play around with dates and prices there first.

We first spotted the deals on Secret Flying.

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Fares are cheapest out of New York, with the lowest round-trip flight we’ve found at just $299. For that price, it may be cheaper to fly to Greece than to Florida. Flights are operated with one stop by a number of carriers, but the best deals will be on Star Alliance carrier, Lufthansa

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA.

Airline: Austrian/Air France/British Airways/Lufthansa/Swiss/Turkish
Routes: BOS/DEN/LAX/NYC/PHL/SFO – ATH
Cost: $299+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – November 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Athens (ATH) for $299 round-trip via Google Flights:

Boston (JFK) to Athens (ATH) for $585 round-trip via Google Flights:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Athens (ATH) for $685 round-trip via Google Flights:

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