Acropolis of Athens. Buy plane tickets to Athens
Erechtheion. Buy plane tickets to Athens
Parthenon. Buy plane tickets to Athens
Athens at Night. Buy plane tickets to Athens
Mount Lycabettus. Buy plane tickets to Athens
Acropolis of Athens
Erechtheion
Parthenon
Athens at Night
Mount Lycabettus

The cradle of classical culture, one of the oldest European capitals, a big city with a population of 4 million – this is Athens, a historical city, where antiquity and modernity coexist in harmony. Enjoy all the advantages of a vacation in the capital of Greece. After you immerse yourself in ancient history, don’t miss the festive atmosphere of contemporary Athens. The city offers an endless number of shops, restaurants, cafés and, of course, wonderful beaches.

The easiest way to get to the Greek capital is to buy air tickets. Aeroflot offers direct flights from Moscow to Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, 35 km away from the city center. The flight takes about 4 hours.

The best way to save money is buy round-trip tickets. Please note that the best deals on airfares to Athens sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance.

General flight information Moscow  → Athens

Distance between cities

2 232 km

Time difference in winter

-1 h

Time difference in summer

0 h

Average direct flight time

3 h 45 m

What to see

The first site to visit in Athens is the Acropolis. The ‘Upper City’ (this is what Acropolis means in Ancient Greek) is located on a hill over 150m high and is visible from almost every part of the city. In the olden days, it was be a shelter for citizens during hostile raids. Many temples are located within this architectural heritage site, which has become the symbol of Athens. The Parthenon, the most renowned of them, was dedicated to Pallas Athena, the patron of the city.

The Agora, an ancient market place, is at the foot of Acropolis. It used to be not only a centre of trade, but also a cultural and political center, the heart of ancient Athens. Administrative buildings, public services, legal institutions and temples were located here. One of the most interesting structures of the Agora is the Stoa of Attalos. This walkway is believed to be a forerunner of contemporary malls. Another point of interest at Agora is the Temple of Hephaestus, the god of fire.

In order to enjoy the beauty of Athens to the fullest, you might want to climb the city’s highest point – Mount Lycabettus. It offers a picturesque view of the Acropolis, the Port of Piraeus and the Aegean Sea. The panorama is particularly beautiful at night, when the capital is illuminated by city lights. Athens is at once home to a plethora of historical monuments and a bustling modern city.