If you’ve been thinking about visiting Greece this year, now is the time to act. Airlines have reduced fares to this popular Mediterranean destination from various cities in the United States.
Round-trip flights to Greece can cost up to $800, but this deal offers at least 30% off regular prices. Fly to the Greek capital, Athens, or visit the small towns of Thessaloniki, Chania and Rhodes. Visit the Parthenon in Athens or stroll through the old Venetian port of Chania.
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Several airlines offer this offer from November 2022 to May 2023. There are certain exclusions for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Temperatures in Greece are much cooler in late fall and throughout winter. However, this deal offers the chance to visit the country’s popular sites without the tourist crowds.
Keep in mind that some hotels may be closed during the fall and winter months due to lack of demand.
Basics of the offer
Airlines companies : Air Canada, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Finnair, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, SAS and Lufthansa.
Routes: New York, Washington, Boston, Miami, Newark, San Francisco, Los Angeles and several other cities offer discounted itineraries to several destinations in Greece.
How to book: Search Google Flights for your preferred dates, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally November through May, including Thanksgiving Day on some routes, but all routes exclude Christmas and New Years.
Book: In the next two days.
Kudos to Scott’s Cheap Flights for spotting this deal. The site’s Premium subscription costs $49 per year and offers a 14-day trial, plus discounts of up to 90%. You can also sign up for Elite Membership for premium offers in Economy Class, Business Class and First Class.
Examples of flights
One of the best things about this deal is its flexibility. Itineraries to several popular destinations in Greece are discounted from many major US cities
It should also be noted that many cities in the Los Angeles area, such as Burbank and Long Beach, have reduced fares to Athens, in particular. Every flight we found included at least one stopover in this offer.
Here are some thefts we have reported:
- United, Brussels and Lufthansa: Departure from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Athens International Airport (ATH), from $551 (including one layover)
- Delta and Air France: Depart Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Athens, from $556 (includes multiple layovers).
- Lufthansa, Switzerland and United: Depart New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Athens, from $560 (including one layover).
- Switzerland, United and Delta: Depart Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to Athens, from $575 (includes multiple layovers).
- Air Canada: Depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG), from $575 (includes multiple layovers).
- Finnair: Depart New York (JFK) to Chania Airport (CHQ), from $590 (including one layover).
- Finnair: Depart from New York (JFK) to Rhodes Airport (RHO), from $598 (including one layover).
- Austrian and Swiss: Depart from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Thessaloniki, from $633 (including one layover).
We recommend using Google Flights to determine your best availability, then booking your flights directly on the airline’s website. In the event of cancellations, delays or rebookings, airlines tend to be more reliable than third-party booking sites.
With this offer, you could spend your Thanksgiving in Greece.
For a November 23 flight to Athens from JFK in New York, Google Flights has two options from Lufthansa and Swiss for $560. The only difference between the two is that the Swiss flight is just over an hour longer in terms of travel time. The Lufthansa flight has a stopover in Munich, while the Swiss flight has a stopover in Zurich.
When booking a return flight to New York, the Swiss flight is the only option that will keep your fare at $560. It departs from Athens at 9:20 am on November 30. The Swiss flight also includes a stopover in Zurich.
You may notice price differences between Google Flights and airline websites. Sometimes prices on Google Flights differ from those on airline websites due to third-party booking options.
Additionally, you can book your tickets directly with Lufthansa, Swiss or United via their websites.
Fares for this offer apply to economy class only. For Lufthansa, these prices correspond to the airline’s Economy Light option, which only allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag free of charge and does not offer any refunds. Tickets can be rebooked, but Lufthansa applies a fee. Seat selection is also an additional charge.
Choosing a specific seat costs an additional $14 to $85. The most expensive seats offer the most legroom. You can also skip seat selection altogether and be assigned a seat at random.
For Economy Light, the first checked bag costs $75 for each flight, so if you check a suitcase, you’ll add an additional $150 to your $560 fare. A second checked bag costs $90.
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At the end of the line
This deal is definitely worth snapping up, and discounted rates are available in several cities across the United States. You also have the choice between several cities in Greece.
However, keep in mind that these cheap fares are often for basic economy classes, which may not be comfortable for longer journey times. Additionally, basic economy can be rather simple, requiring additional fees for seat selection and checked baggage.