Arriving in 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.

Flying from South Africa

Book your flights from South Africa to hundreds of countries around the globe and enjoy the world-class hospitality and unmatched luxury of Etihad Airways.

Major Airports in South Africa

There are two major airports in South Africa. The first is O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), located just outside Johannesburg, the second is Cape Town International Airport (CPI), 12 miles from the city of Cape Town.

Airport Transportation in South Africa

Cape Town International Airport is easily accessible by rapid transit bus. You can also take a taxi to Cape Town International Airport as a quick alternative.

You can take the train to O. R. Tambo International Airport from Sandton Station in the heart of Johannesburg’s business district. There are also five public bus lines that run on a regular basis if you wish to take a bus to O. R. Tambo International Airport. Tambo International is a major hub of transportation to all of the surrounding towns and sights in South Africa. If you prefer, you can take a taxi to O.R. Tambo International Airport, there are several companies to choose from, each with friendly drivers looking to provide a good service.

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Interested in Athens? Consider 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.

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