The average price of a 7-day trip to Athens is $1,336 for a solo traveler, $2,399 for a couple, and $4,498 for a family of 4. Athens hotels range from $50 to $229 per night with an average of $89, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $780 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) are between $548 and $870 per person for economy flights and $1,720 to $2,730 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $40 to $69 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.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Athens, TN, US

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Athens Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Athens for a week is $1,029-$1,916($147-$274 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $69 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $731 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $85 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $95 to $117 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 $2,040-$3,408($291-$487 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $138 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,462 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $85 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $95 to $117 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Athens for a week is $3,348-$5,876($478-$839 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $276 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $2,924 for economy

Lodging: $128 to $170 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $133 to $164 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 $108 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 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 $43.

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 $756-$1,957($108-$280 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $38 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $731 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $50 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $160 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 $1,254-$2,954($179-$422 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $76 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,462 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $50 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Athens for a week is $2,508-$5,428($358-$775 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $152 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $2,924 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $100 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $210 to $240 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy 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 $2,110-$12,806($301-$1,829 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $131 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $2,061 for first class

Lodging: $114 to $229 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $780 to $1,638 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 $3,536-$15,784($505-$2,255 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $262 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $4,122 for first class

Lodging: $114 to $229 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $780 to $1,638 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Athens for a week is $7,072-$25,670($1,010-$3,667 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $352 to $524 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,240 to $8,244 for first class

Lodging: $228 to $458 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,170 to $2,293 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Athens Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Athens is about average 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 many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Athens.

 

Flight Costs to Athens

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $870 average in late July to a low of $548 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $558. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Athens our data includes 464 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Athens from an airport like Wattay International (VTE) in Vientiane (Laos) for an average $6,434 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $181.

 

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 $322, so you can easily save about 59% 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 $290 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $572 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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