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Cheap Athens Holidays in 2024

Experience Athens on a budget with Zippy Holidays. Tailored deals for UK travelers in 2024. Book now for unbeatable savings!

Athens Destination Overview

Athens is the capital of Greece and is a city filled with stories from the past. Its culture is a major draw for visitors, and it's easy to see why people are obsessed with Athens. Here, trendy cafes coexist with structures dating back to the 9th century BC. Ancient Greek remnants and artefacts are scattered, yet Athens maintains a lively modern vibe. So, travellers can enjoy both past and present there.

You will see philosophers' work and cool technological developments. This is what makes Athens really special.

  • Currency: They use the Euro (EUR) for money. So, make sure you have Euros to buy and pay for stuff.
  • Language: Most people in Athens speak Greek. Learning some basic Greek words before going is a good idea. Even knowing simple phrases like "please" and "thank you" can make communication easier during the visit.
  • Timezone: The timezone is set at +2 GMT. So, if it's 12:00 pm in London, it will be 2:00 pm in Athens.
  • Flight duration: Flying from London, Heathrow to Athens takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Let Zippy Holidays plan your Athens getaway stress-free! We'll handle everything from flights to accommodations and guided tours. Simplify the journey and make it unforgettable with us. Book now!

Top Sights in Athens

Here are some of the top places to visit when you're there.

  • Acropolis of Athens: This might be the perfect backdrop for all your Instagram pictures. It's super old and has cool stuff from ancient Greece. The colours, vibe and architecture are what make this place top-notch.
  • Ancient Agora of Athens: It used to be the heart of the city, where people did their daily stuff. Now, it's like a giant puzzle of old buildings and marketplaces. You can wander around and see where ancient Greeks shopped and chatted. It's like a city within a city, frozen in time.
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus: This theatre has been around since 161 AD! Despite its age, it's still used for performances today. You can easily book tickets for shows happening inside through us. The atmosphere there is truly electric!

Top Things To Do On Your Athens Holiday

Explore all the awesome stuff during your Athens getaway when booking with us! There are a ton of exciting activities to enjoy. Here are some of them:

The Cultural Hotspot Can’t Be Missed

Don't forget to check out the cultural hotspot, Plaka! It is one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Athens, and exploring it is a must-do activity. The streets are lined with gorgeous old buildings which are pretty much adorned with colourful flowers. You can spend hours walking around, admiring the architecture and soaking in the laid-back vibe. There are also plenty of cute cafes and shops to explore, where you can enjoy delicious Greek coffee.

Sample The Local Food

There are so many yummy dishes to taste. So, you've got to try Spanakopita and Souvlaki, which is basically grilled meat on a skewer. No one will want to miss out on any of it!

Pro Tip: Find cute breakfast cafes as soon as you reach Athens because the people of Greece are known for not eating breakfast. Cigarettes and coffees are their go-to.

Hit The Nightlife & Bar Scene

Head to the Psyri neighbourhood, where you'll find many cool bars and clubs. Dance the night away to awesome music, or just chill with a refreshing cocktail. The atmosphere is refreshing, with people from all over the world coming together to have a good time.

Visit Gardens

Visitors can also spend time in the National Gardens if done with partying. There are many beautiful plants and trees to see; if lucky, you might even spot some cute animals in the small zoo. So, no matter one's age, this place is enjoyable, and if taking kids along, then it's definitely a must-visit.

Go To Monastiraki Flea Market

Visitors can find all sorts of cool stuff here, from handmade crafts to vintage clothes. The market is always busy with people and things going on. As you walk around the stalls, you might discover some hidden treasures. It's a great place for travellers to find a unique souvenir to take home. This place is full of excitement, making every visit fun and memorable.

Take a Hike: Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus Hill is the city's tallest spot, offering incredibly beautiful views. One can hike up the hill for an adventurous experience and enjoy the picturesque scenery. Alternatively, a quick ride on the cable car provides an easy way to reach the top. Regardless of the chosen route, the sight from Lycabettus Hill makes the effort worthwhile.

Popular Holidays - Presented By Zippy Holidays

Welcome to Zippy Holidays, where we bring you the most sought-after holiday experiences! Let's dive into the exciting array of holiday options we have in store:

All Inclusive Holidays to Athens

Imagine boarding a plane without a worry in the world, knowing that your flights, accommodations, meals, and even some activities are all included for your Athens holiday. Once you arrive, the convenience of our all-inclusive packages becomes even more apparent.

Last Minute Holidays to Athens

Have you ever felt excited about booking a holiday at the last minute and going to new places right away? Our last-minute getaways are perfect for people who want to visit Athens spontaneously. Plus, being spontaneous doesn't mean giving up good quality. We know it's important for travellers who like spontaneity to have options that are not low on quality.

Moreover, we also offer discounts on last-minute holidays to Athens.

Luxury Holidays Holidays to Athens

Do you want to have a really fancy and special Athens holiday? We have picked some nice places for you to stay, with great services and special offers. From personal helpers to really good food, our fancy holidays are the best and most special ones you can have. Picture waking up in a super nice hotel, looking at the sparkly ocean from the windows and enjoying the complimentary spa treatments.

Family Holidays Holidays to Athens

Zippy Holidays offers many fun holiday choices for families. There are activities and places to stay that everyone will like. Plus, everything is planned carefully so families can have a great time together. Kids will enjoy exploring Athens and learning about their culture. The holiday is comfortable for kids, with good plans for daily activities. Moreover, we offer a lot of activities for parents as well. So, call us now!

Book With Zippy Holidays Now!

Dreaming of a memorable holiday in Athens? Look no further than Zippy Holidays! We specialize in making holidays special. We listen to our customers’ preferences, budgets, and desired activities, then tailor a package just for them. Teaming up with reliable partners ensures fantastic accommodations and exciting activities during your Athens getaway.

We take care of everything, from hotel bookings to arranging transportation. Our team is available to assist with any questions or guidance you may need. Relax and enjoy your time in Athens while we handle the details.


The best time is spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). You won’t see many tourists around.

You can get to and from the Athens airport using various transportation options such as taxis, airport shuttles, buses, and the metro. All kinds of transportation are available. So, pre-book your transport with us now!

Athens is very family-friendly, with its many historical sites, parks, and child-friendly attractions. Remember to take a camera with you to capture all those lovely family moments.

Athens can be affordable compared to other European cities, especially if you choose budget accommodations and dining options.

Travellers can explore Athens in 3-4 days to see the major attractions, but staying longer is an option, too! Just let us know your preferences.

Bookings can be secured now, and payments can be made later once travellers return! This gives travellers flexibility and peace of mind for their journey. It's a convenient way to plan ahead and ensure everything is ready for the holiday. Don't hesitate to secure your booking now and pay later when you return!

Of course! Travellers can choose their preferred airline for their Athens holiday, depending on availability and package options.

During the warmer months, wearing light and breathable clothing is advisable. Additionally, remember to pack your floral dresses to get the best pictures.