Fly to Greece from multiple US cities for less than $700

With historical sights and crystal clear blue waters, Greece is the ideal destination for all types of travellers, from history buffs to beach-goers.

Towards the end of the year, airlines are offering discounted fares to Europe, which means you can now book round-trip flights to Greece from $483. In fact, various airlines are currently offering reduced fare flights to Athens, Rhodes, Chania, Thessaloniki and Santorini.

The view of Santorini. LEVENTE BODO/GETTY PICTURES

The travel dates for this collection of flights are January-May and September-October, and you can fly from several major cities in the US, such as: B. New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, DC

These fares are not expected to last long, so plan ahead for your 2023 trip to Greece so you can save some money.

Deal Basics

Airlines: Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Finnair, Iberia, ITA Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines.
Routes: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and other cities to various destinations in Greece.
How to book: Search Google Flights for your ideal dates, then book directly on the airline’s website.
Travel data: Usually from January to May and from September to October.
book by: The next day or two.

Thank you Scott’s Cheap Flights for finding this offer. The site’s premium membership, which has a 14-day free trial and costs $49 per year, offers discounts of up to 90%. Elite tier membership also highlights premium, business class, and first class offerings.

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Major U.S. cities — like New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles — have the greatest availability in this deal. However, there is still some availability from some smaller California cities like Burbank and Santa Ana.

Here are some flights we found:

  • Swiss: Miami International Airport (MIA) to Athens International Airport (ATH), from $483 (including stopover in Zurich).
  • Finnair: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Chania International Airport (CHQ), from $498 (including a stopover in Helsinki).
  • British Airways: Dulles International Airport (IAD) to ATH, from $525 (including stopover in London).
  • British Airways: MIA to Santorini Airport (JTR), from $599 (including stopover in London).
  • Turkish Airlines: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport (SKG) from $683 (including stopover in Istanbul).

When booking your flights, we recommend using Google Flights to find your best dates. Then book directly with the airline of your choice, as airlines are more reliable than third-party websites in the event of a delay, cancellation or booking change.

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If you’re in Washington, DC and looking to travel to Athens in February, the cheapest option available on Google Flights is a British Airways flight at 6:30pm for $525.

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British Airways has a return flight from Athens at 7:55am. Both flights to and from Athens include a stopover at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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The price of $525 for a round trip flight to Athens is considered low, as some of the cheapest fares to Athens from Washington, DC are typically between $580 and $740, according to Google Flights.

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All fares included in this discounted flight set are for Basic Economy only. British Airways Basic Economy Class has seat selection fees and does not allow ticket changes. Passengers can bring one free carry-on bag; Checked baggage is $70 each way when booked online.

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Expect to pay anywhere from $38 to $120 to select seats on the Washington, DC and London flight segments.

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Seats on flights between London and Athens range from $17 to $42.

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Maximize your purchase

When it comes to booking your flights, we recommend using cards that earn bonus points when purchasing airline tickets, such as The American Express Platinum Card® (5 points per dollar off airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel up to $500,000 on those purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® card (5 points per dollar off airfare), the Citi Premier® cardthe Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on fare), the American Express® Gold card (3 points per dollar off airfare when booking direct with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on trips). This post provides more information on how to maximize fare purchases.

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bottom line

Even though these cheap fares are for Basic Economy, which can be restrictive, it’s still worth booking this offer if you’re interested in visiting Greece as these fares are extra low.

Also, some of the travel dates for select destinations extend into spring and autumn, which are some of the best times to visit Greece. During these off-seasons, you can avoid the big tourist crowds and still enjoy the pleasantly warm weather.

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