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Flights to Athens in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR9 122Average for return flights in November 2021
Return fromR5 959From Johannesburg to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way fromR4 402One-way flight from Johannesburg to Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH)

Cheap flights to Athens in November, December 2021

The best prices found for ATH flights for November, December
Nov 30 - Dec 7
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

15h 05m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

15h 20m
R5 943

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 11/25/21

Nov 25 - Dec 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

21h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 00m
R5 959

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 11/24/21

Nov 28 - Dec 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

21h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 00m
R6 055

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Athens 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens found for this year
Nov 30 - Dec 7
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

15h 05m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

15h 20m
R5 943

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Nov 25 - Dec 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

21h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 00m
R5 959

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 11/24/21

Nov 28 - Dec 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

21h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 00m
R6 055

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 11/25/21

Can I fly to Athens Eleftherios V. from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Athens Eleftherios V.

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Athens Eleftherios V..

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Documents
Passenger Locator Form - ALL TRAVELLERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLETE THEIR PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) BEFORE ENTERING THE COUNTRY


Can I fly back to South Africa from Athens Eleftherios V.?

Returning to South Africa from Athens Eleftherios V.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Athens?

The cheapest ticket to Athens found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R9 074

February

R9 296

March

R9 328

April

R9 455

May

R9 169

June

R9 535

July

R8 994

August

R9 487

September

R9 551

October

R8 613

November

R9 344

December

R10 266

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Athens is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Athens?

Average Athens flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - ATH

Price

R8 620 - R13 001

ATH

Temperature

10 - 28 °C

ATH

Precipitation

5 - 64 mm

Flying to Athens in April is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Athens then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Athens?

Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Athens. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

The cheapest day to fly to Athens is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Athens?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Athens trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Athens?

Flights to Athens, Greece from South Africa can take anywhere between 13-30h depending on your stopovers. If you're flying from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you can expect flights to have a single stop and a travel time of around 12 and a half to 13h. Flights from Cape Town International Airport with one stopover will take around 12h and 30min. If you're flying from Durban, you can expect a travel time of closer to 17h with multiple stopovers.

Are there direct flights to Athens?

There are currently no direct flights to Athens, Greece from South Africa, but you will find flights with a single stopover and a travel time of under 15h. Flights from Johannesburg typically have one stopover in Cairo before flying to Athens. If you’re travelling from Cape Town International Airport, you can expect Athens flight deals to have a single stopover at Addis Ababa International Airport. Flights from Durban to Athens typically have the first stop in Johannesburg with a second stopover in Cairo or Istanbul.

How do you get from Athens airport(s) to the city centre?

Once you arrive at Athens International Airport, Athens, you'll have a few options for getting to the city centre. Metro Line Three connects the airport to the city and will take roughly 40min. Tickets can be bought from the information kiosks for both the Metro and the bus. The X95 bus will cost a little less and will take close to an hour to reach the city centre. If you use the Suburban railway, you can travel to Plakentias station, which connects to the rest of the city. Taxis are available outside Exit Three on the Arrivals level and will take around 40min to get to the city. You can also make use of local taxi apps in Athens, Greece.

What are some things to do in Athens?

Athens in Greece is widely considered a popular travel destination for those visiting the country for its historic remnants of Ancient Greece, coupled with local modern culture and an array of local cuisine. Spend time visiting the 5th-century Acropolis on a guided tour for your benefit. As a history fan, you’ll want to spend time visiting the many museums in Athens, including the Numismatic Museum of Athens, as well as the War Museum, the Byzantine Museum, and one of the biggest archaeological museums in Greece, The National Archaeological Museum. A trip to Hadrian's Library is also a must-see for scholars, with its ancient history of housing documents and reading halls. If you’re looking to catch some sun, spend time at Edem Beach and frolic in the surf. If you love art, spend time on a street art tour with a local artist showing you hidden gems. Limba Rage Room is one place to let loose and smash TV’s, plates, glasses and many other household items. End your days with a sunset over the city and watch the Acropolis come alive with lights from Lycabettus Hill.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Athens?

South Africans are required to get a Greek Schengen visa before travelling to Athens. It’s recommended that you apply two to three months before your planned arrival.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Athens?

Travellers will need to book flights to Eleftherios V. (ATH) if they wish to fly to Athens. The Athens airport is 19,7 km from the city centre.

Other local departures to Athens from South Africa