Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

Flying from Italy

Book your flights from Italy to hundreds of destinations around the globe with Etihad Airways. Enjoy the world class aircraft and superior service that you would expect from a premium airline.

Major Airports in Italy

Named after Leonardo da Vinci, who first drew prototypes of winged flying machines as far back as 1488, the largest airport in Italy is Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (FCO). It is situated just 21 miles from the centre of Rome and welcomes over 37 million guests annually. Its four terminals are dotted with a wide array of shops and restaurants sure to please the most discerning traveller. The second largest airport is Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP), which is located 25 miles from the heart of fashion in Milan.

Airport Transportation in Italy

You can take the Leonardo Express train to Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport from Rome’s city centre in just 30 minutes. Or if you are travelling from Milan, you can take the Malpensa Express bus to Milano Malpensa Airport from downtown Milan in just 29 minutes. If you prefer, it is possible to take a taxi to Leonardo da Vinci Airport and travel on your own timetable.

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Interested in Istanbul? Consider Athens

Your flights to Athens with Etihad Airways will take you to a city abounding with ancient remains and cultural experiences. Beyond its mythical temples, there are neighbourhoods of whitewashed houses and stony streets as well as sophisticated avenues where modern luxury is at every turn.

Plan Your Athens Holiday

When you travel to Athens you take a trip to a past world that lives on through monuments that have stood the test of time, such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The colossal archaeological remains allow us to imagine the splendour and intellectual charms of an ancient civilisation.

Additionally, take advantage of Etihad Airways’ flight deals to Athens to discover Panas’ Cave in the heart of the Mont Parnes, to stroll through the National Garden of Athens, and to check out the chic boutiques of Kolonaki. If you want to see the fun side of the city, book your tickets to Athens for during its carnival, when you will be enveloped by a blend of music, dance and theatre. Book everything in advance of the events you wish to enjoy. Otherwise, it will not be easy to find cheap hotels in Athens.

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