Cheap Flights to Athens, Greece

Old Apr 5th, 2000, 09:51 PM
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Katalin
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Cheap Flights to Athens, Greece

Hi,
I am from Canada. We are going to Greece
October 1 (approx). We are going to be there
about 3 weeks. Can any Canadian tell me what to expect for airfare from Vancouver in October. I am looking for the best deal possible.
Thanks
Katalin
 
Old Apr 5th, 2000, 11:12 PM
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Karen
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Hi Katalin!

I am from Edmonton... and I paid $1400 (Canadian) for each ticket. I know...it was hard for me to swallow too! The only consulation for me was how relatively cheap it was for accomodation. We are not staying anywhere fancy but we are averaging about $40 dollars/per night/per double room. If you need any budget hotel advice..please contact me.

Have fun planning!
Karen
 
Old Apr 6th, 2000, 05:35 AM
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Susan
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We're going in September for 3 weeks. We live in Toronto and the fare I've been quoted is $1100 Cdn - that's Toronto to Athens (via Montreal) and then on to Rhodes. It will probably be lower in October. We will also be booking flights between Rhodes and Santorini and then Naxos to Athens at the end. The interisland flights seem fairly reasonable. We are dealing with a Greek travel agent here in Toronto and that seems to help. When I first called Olympic directly, I was shocked at how high the cost of the flight was (about $1900). Olympic advised me to go to a travel agent because they have blocks of seats. The travel agent also told me that as of last weekend, the airline wasn't charging fuel surcharges - obviously that could change.

Karen's right about the cost of hotels. There are lots on the internet - I checked with a few of them and prices were good, but again I seem to be able to get slightly better prices with the travel agent (e.g., if the quote from the hotel was $60 Cdn, the price through the agent was $55, that kind of thing).

I agree the airfares are high to Greece, but I just checked Canada 3000 for a flight from Toronto to Abbotsford, BC in July - it was about $650! Yikes!
 
Old Apr 6th, 2000, 06:21 AM
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Katalin-have you thought about flying to JFK(New York) and taking a nonstop on Delta or Olympic Airlines out of there?Debbie
 
Old Apr 7th, 2000, 03:54 PM
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I will look into all possibilities. Interesting flying from New York! What are the prices from there?
 
Old Apr 9th, 2000, 09:57 AM
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Blemke
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Hi,
We are going from Vancouver to Amsterdam
in may for $500.....then we are going
to Athens for 369 with Olympic....you
could try this in Oct....these are returns flights....hope this helps
 
Old Apr 9th, 2000, 10:53 AM
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kam
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Keep in mind, Olympic Airlines still has smoking sections. I don't know if you smoke??? But for a non-smoker stuck on plane for 12 hours with smokers, can be hell.
 

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