The average price of a 7-day trip to Athens is $1,337 for a solo traveler, $2,401 for a couple, and $4,502 for a family of 4. Athens hotels range from $47 to $164 per night with an average of $87, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) are between $711 and $1,045 per person for economy flights and $2,231 to $3,279 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $30 to $86 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Athens, GR

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ATH and stay in a Athens hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Athens is usually mid November.

 

Average Athens Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Athens for a week is $933-$2,024($133-$289 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $86 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $405 to $930 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $82 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $56 to $68 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Athens for a week is $2,160-$3,786($309-$541 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $172 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $1,860 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $82 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $56 to $68 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Athens for a week is $2,928-$7,112($418-$1,016 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $344 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $3,720 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $164 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $78 to $102 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Athens

How cheap can you make a vacation to Athens? The cheapest trip to Athens is about $93 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $40.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Athens for a week is $650-$1,481($93-$212 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $35 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $405 to $930 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $47 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Athens for a week is $1,174-$2,656($168-$379 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $70 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $1,860 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $47 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Athens for a week is $2,300-$5,264($329-$752 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $140 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $3,720 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $94 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $34 to $77 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Athens cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Athens Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Athens.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Athens for a week is $1,973-$8,347($282-$1,192 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $155 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $899 to $2,474 for first class

Lodging: $102 to $164 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Athens for a week is $3,334-$11,906($476-$1,701 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $310 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,798 to $4,948 for first class

Lodging: $102 to $164 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Athens for a week is $6,668-$20,938($953-$2,991 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $264 to $620 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,596 to $9,896 for first class

Lodging: $204 to $328 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $570 to $1,117 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Athens Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Athens is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Athens due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Athens Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Athens hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Athens.

 

Flight Costs to Athens

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,045 average in early August to a low of $711 in mid November. Median flight price is $881. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Athens our data includes 419 originating airports, and 196 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Athens from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $7,084 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Santorini (JTR) in Santorini (Greece) at an average of just $99.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Athens, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $335, so you can easily save about 47% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Athens can easily cost $260 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $525 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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