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Discover one of the top destinations in the world and book return flights from Adelaide to Athens. With a history that stretches back more than 3,000 years, Greece's capital city is overflowing with ancient attractions to explore. The average flight time from Australia to Athens is a little over 22 hours, but the long journey is worth it. Whether you're travelling solo, with your family or partner, Athens has something for everyone. Explore the temples of the Greek Gods, learn about philosopher Socrates or wander around the charming neighbourhoods of Plaka and eat your weight in Greek food.
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The best time to visit Athens
The best time to visit Athens is between the city's two shoulder seasons. From March to May and September to November, you'll find fewer people at the top attractions, cheap airfare from Adelaide to Athens and good weather. Another excellent option for budget travellers is the winter months. Due to Greece's location along the Mediterranean, the temperatures are mild and are unlike the rest of Europe. If you don't mind the less than perfect weather, you'll scoop up good deals on hotel rooms. High season in Athens is between June to August. The city is bursting with tourists on their summer break, making hotel and flight price skyrocket. Plan your trip well in advance to lock in lower rates.
Departing From Adelaide
As the fifth busiest airport in Australia, flights from Adelaide to Athens are frequent with plenty of route options. There are connecting flights from ADL to ATH with major airlines like Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad. Your journey to Greece will include a layover in either Dubai, Doha or Abu Dhabi.
Getting to Adelaide Airport
The fastest way to get from Adelaide to the airport is with a metered taxi. A one-way trip will cost around $25 AUD and take between 10 to 20 minutes. If you're on a budget, there is a local bus service that runs between the city centre and Adelaide Airport. Hop on board JetBus route J1 or J2 and pay only $5.30 AUD per person. Other options include taking the Skyline Airport shuttle. It's a door-to-door minibus transfer service that operates seven days a week and requires a booking 48 hours in advance.
Parking at Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport has a variety of parking options for short and long-term stays. If you want to save money, book your spot online before you arrive for discounted rates.
Where to Park at Adelaide Airport
Terminal Car Park: For the utmost in convenience, park your vehicle in the Terminal Car Park. It's only a short walk from the check-in counters, and there are charging stations for electric cars. Drive up rates start at $40 AUD for 24 hours. Long Term Park: Going to Athens for two weeks or longer? Use the Long Term parking lot. You'll get better value for your money, and it's only a few minutes away from the terminal building. A one week stay will cost $104 AUD.
Arriving in Athens
Athens International Airport (ATH) is the busiest airport in Greece. It serves as a hub for regional carrier Aegean Airlines and budget airline Ryanair.
How to Get from Athens International Airport to Your Athens Hotel or Accommodation
The cheapest way to get from Athens International Airport to your hotel is with the Airport Bus. Located outside of Arrivals Gate 4, you can purchase your ticket at the nearby kiosk. However, it's usually crowded and not the best option if you have large bags. Depending on where you're staying in Athens, you can take the Metro from the airport. If you're travelling with your family, you can get a discount on your ticket. The trains run every 30 minutes from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. If you don't want to waste time figuring out the public transport system, you can take a taxi or request a ride with Uber. You'll find the cab drivers waiting outside of the arrivals terminal. There is a flat rate of €35 ($54 AUD) from 5:00 am to midnight and €50 ($77 AUD) from midnight to 5:00 am.
Things to do in Athens
Visit the Acropolis
The Acropolis is one of the top things to do in Athens. Perched on a rocky crag, the ancient city's Parthenon temple is the largest of it's kind in the world.
Explore the Temple of Olympian Zeus
Dedicated to Zeus, the King of Gods, the temple was the largest in ancient Greece. Dating back to the sixth century, it once had more than a hundred enormous marble column supporting the structure. Today, only 15 remain standing.
Go to the Panathenaic Stadium
Built in 335 BC, the Panathenaic Stadium is a massive structure from ancient Athens. It's where the first Panathenaic Games were hosted, and the design was replicated for the modern-era Olympic Stadium built in 1896.