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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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
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.
Regular flights Nice - Athènes ATH
Flights per day :
- Mon 1
- Tue 0
- Wed 1
- Thu 1
- Fri 1
- Sat 0
- Sun 1
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- Mon 0
- Tue 1
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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?
Star Alliance member Aegean Airlines flies to Athens all year round.
How many Nice-Athens flights are there per week?
Aegean Airlines irlines flies to Athens all year round, except in January and February. There are two flights per week from November to May (Thursday and Sunday) and five flights per week from June to October (every day except Friday and Saturday).
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 €X.
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.