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Looking to visit some ancient ruins — then hop over to some Greek islands? Well, you’re in luck, because the Acropolis is within reach with flights from the West Coast for as little as $485 round-trip.
Even better, you’ll find sub-$600 rates across a wide variety of dates and airports, so there’s a good chance you’ll spot a good deal near you.
Let’s take a look.
Fare Deal — Details
Although there are a few nonstop routes from the U.S. to Greece, all of these options include at least 1 stop. Still, for under $500 from the West Coast, it’s rare you’ll find anything cheaper.
- Class: Economy
- Routes: Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) to Athens (ATH)
- Dates: February 2023 to December 2023
- Rates: As low as $485 round-trip
The cheapest rates we found using Google Flights came from Los Angeles (LAX) to Athens (ATH):
You’ll also find cheap fares from San Francisco (SFO), which will run you just over $500.
And although you’ll find the best prices from the West Coast, there are still deals to be found further East, including from Dallas (DFW).
Best Ways To Book
It’s possible to book these flights in a few different ways. If you book directly with the airline, you’ll be better protected in case there are any changes or cancellations. In this case, a card such as The Platinum Card® from American Express will be your best bet, as it earns 5x Membership Rewards points booked directly with airlines or on American Express Travel (up to $500,000 per year). We value Amex points at 2.2 cents each, which means you’ll net an 11% return on your booking.
Sometimes, you’ll come across even cheaper rates from online travel agencies (OTA), so if you’re especially price sensitive, this may be worth considering. Earning bonus points on OTA purchases is a little different. Instead, you’ll want to pay with a travel credit card such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which earns 3x Ultimate Rewards points on all travel purchases.
Hot Tip: Check out our guide to recommended websites and apps that offer flight deal alerts so you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!
Athens has never been more affordable for West Coast flyers, and fortunately, these rates are widespread. Do yourself a favor and book a trip to Greece before prices jump up!
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