Fly from Nice to Athens

To see the sunset over the Acropolis

Take off to the Acropolis

Nice-Athens: humans have been travelling between these two cities for over 2000 years. The capital of the Côte d’Azur was founded by Greeks, who came from the city of Phocaea. At this time, they crossed the Mediterranean in galleys: a long and perilous voyage. Today, a direct Nice-Athens flight takes just 2h25. A short hop that takes you back 25 centuries, in the footsteps of the fathers of our civilisation: Plato, Socrates, Pericles… Their memory lives on in the old stones of the Agora and the exhibits of the National Archaeological Museum. Your Nice-Athens ticket offers you much more than just a journey: it is a kind of homecoming.

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  • Couple
  • With friends
  • Culture
  • Beaches
Monastiraki Athènes
Vue ville Athènes
  • Useful tips for your trip to Athens

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    As any explorer will tell you, an adventure requires preparation! On the Misterfly website, for example. Our partner will answer all your questions about flights from Nice to Athens. What is the best price for a direct flight? On what day and at what time does the Aegean Nice-Athens flight leave? Armed with all this information, you can choose the travel solution that suits you best, and book your ticket to Athens now.

    The formalities for travelling to Athens

    • Formalities: Greece is part of the Schengen Area. A European citizen travelling to Athens must be able to present their valid passport or national identity card.
    • Currencies: Greece is part of the eurozone.

    Your Nice-Athens direct flight

    For a Nice-Athens non-stop flight, you will need to travel with Aegean from Terminal

    Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
    Departure terminal Terminal 1
    Arrival airport Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

    Arriving at Athens airport

    You will arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos in one of its two terminals: the main terminal or the satellite terminal. Only used at times of heavy traffic, the satellite terminal is easily accessible from the main terminal.
    Located in Spata, Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is less than 30 kilometres from Athens. You can get to the Greek capital or its port, Piraeus, using:

    • the metro: line 3 takes you directly to the city centre in an hour or less. For Piraeus, change at Monastiraki to take line 1 (1h30 maximum journey time).
    • the train: it takes barely an hour to get from the airport to Piraeus using the Proastiakos.
    • the bus, which is least expensive: line X95 will get you to the city centre in around an hour, and line X96 takes 1h30 to get to Piraeus.
    • a hire car: the car hire desks are in the arrivals hall of the main terminal.
    • a taxi: there are two flat fares for taxis to Athens: one price during the day and another night.

What to do in
Athènes ?

Every day, Athens is recovering more and more from the terrible financial crisis that shook the entire country. The Greek capital is moving forwards again, and it’s back to its fun, party-loving self. A symbol of this revival was the opening in June 2016 of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, a cultural complex designed by architect Renzo Piano, who also created the Pompidou Centre. Once again, visitors can see the city at its best: a modern yet picturesque city, keeper of the treasures of the most brilliant ancient civilisation.

Temple Parthénon Acropole à Athènes
  • A city, its life and its ruins

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    Everyone should visit Athens, either alone, in a couple or with friends, for amazing discoveries and delicious menus. The city, nicknamed “the City of the Violet Crown” because of its purple-toned sunsets, draws in people from all over the world, thanks to its ancient splendours, its simplicity, and its attractive lifestyle.
    Visitors flock to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon, one of the most famous monuments in the world. They are drawn to its museums, which bear witness to the eventful history of a city that was once the cradle of Western civilisation, before suffering many invasions and dominations. It is the place to talk culture and philosophy.
    Ultimately, though, the thing that brings visitors back to Athens again and again is the unbelievable energy of the Athenians. Through thick and thin, their epicurean spirit survives: enjoying grilled octopus or a gyro in a modest tavern, savouring an ouzo or a frappé coffee on a terrace in Monastiraki, and alternating dips in the sea with sunbathing on the beaches of the Apollo Coast or Cape Sounion.

  • The top 10 things to do in Athens

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    1. Climb up 156 metres to see the Acropolis and discover the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike or the Theatre of Dionysus.
    2. Visit the National Archaeological Museum, to see treasures that never fail to impress: gold masks, marble kouroi, bronze ephebes…
    3. Explore the vestiges of the Agora, remembering all those philosophers, politicians and simple merchants who, in this place, contributed to the birth of one of the first democracies.
    4. Marvel at the Hellenic Motor Museum’s collection of around a hundred cars. A century of automobile history, illustrated by Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more.
    5. See the changing of the guard in front of the Hellenic Parliament. Its choreography is spectacular to say the least, and this delightful ceremony takes place every hour.
    6. Get up early before it gets too hot, to stroll through the charming, narrow cobbled streets of Plaka and sip a Greek coffee at Melina Café, dedicated to Melina Mercouri.
    7. Walk around Monastiraki, the old, souk-like Turkish quarter. Don’t miss its flea market (on Sundays), souvlaki from O Thanasis (the best in Athens), and the street artists.
    8. Bathe in the thermal waters (at least 22°) of Lake Vouliagmeni, a close neighbour of the Mediterranean.
    9. Discover rebetiko, traditional Greek music, at Kapnikarea, or enjoy a drink on the rooftop of the A for Athens hotel, a favourite for its unbeatable view over the Acropolis.
    10. Explore Kolonaki, the capital’s chic neighbourhood, take the funicular and climb to the top of Lycabettus, a hill overlooking the whole city.

Regular flights Nice - Athènes ATH

Nice → Athènes ATH

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Frequently asked questions

  • How long does a Nice-Athens flight take?

    A Nice-Athens flight takes 2h25.

  • Which airlines offer direct Nice-Athens flights?

    Aegean Airlines & Air France fly to Athens.

  • How much does a Nice-Athens flight cost?

    The lowest price for a Nice-Athens return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 98 .

  • What is the time difference between Nice and Athens?

    It is one hour. When it is 11 in the morning in Nice, it is already midday in Athens.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Athens?

    Although it is never too cold in Athens, it is best to avoid visiting the Acropolis in the early months of the year. Wait for temperatures to rise, in late March or early April, to make the most of the Greek capital.From June, daytime temperatures regularly reach 30°. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy the many beaches just a few kilometres away, before returning to the city for a refreshing shower and to enjoy Athens by night, especially in Gazi, the place for night owls.After the summer break and during early autumn are also very pleasant times to visit the city of Socrates. The air is mild, and the streets and museums are a little less busy.

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