How Much it Cost to Travel to Athens: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2023

Athens is certainly one of the world’s great cities, at least for people who care about culture and history. It’s also a great stop for a few days for people on their way to or from the Greek Islands, and fortunately you can see all the main highlights in two days or so. The city is cheap compared to places like Rome or Paris, but not as cheap as many might expect it to be.

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Travel Costs to Athens

Population 800,000
Area 3,700,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Euro
Airports Athens International Airport (ATH)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$73.33
1 USD = 0.9300 EUR
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What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Athens?

Athens Hotel Seasons

Athens Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar11.83 - 53.76
starstarstarstarstar20.43 - 92.47
starstarstarstarstar23.66 - 109.68
starstarstarstarstar44.09 - 134.41
starstarstarstarstar92.47 - 198.92

Athens Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.83 - 25.81

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Athens?

Best tours in Athens

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Acropolis of AthensEasily the city's most popular site. Climb the hill and enter the hilltop complex to see all the ruins. Cheaper in winter.
adults
10.75
New Acropolis MuseumThe new and fancy museum at the foot of the Acropolis is finally open. It is more expensive in the Summer season.
adults
5.38
National Archaeological Museum of AthensIf you only see one other museum in Athens, this should be the one.
adults
12.90

What’s the average price of food and drink in Athens?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany restaurants include breakfast. If yours doesn't then you have corner shops and bakeries serving good options.5.38 - 8.60
Budget lunchReally good souvlakis are among the local fast-food items on offer. Sitting down in a tourist-area restaurant will cost much more.6.45 - 10.75
Budget dinnerAthens is loaded with tourist restaurants charging fairly high prices. Casual places more for locals are better bargains.11.83 - 17.20
Beer (.33l bottle)Drink prices in Athens all depend on where you are doing it. Mythos is the cheap local lager.3.23 - 5.38
Beer (.33l bottle, retail)Buying beer in shops can be a good money-saving tip to get things started.1.08
House wine (liter)Local table wines can be great bargains at taverns and casual places.6.45 - 9.68
SouvlakiA single souvlaki sandwich can make a great local meal or snack on the go. Sit down and the price doubles, or more.2.15 - 4.30

What are the costs of transportation in Athens?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center40.86 - 58.06
Metro from airport to city center9.68
Public bus from airport to city center5.38
3km taxi ride in Athens7.53 - 9.68
Metro or bus ride in Athens1.08
Metro ride to Piraeus port1.08

Getting to Athens

Getting around Athens

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When to visit Athens

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January55412.2
February56421.8
March60441.6
April68491.2
May79570.9
June88650.4
July92690.2
August92690.2
September85630.6
October74562.1
November65502.3
December57442.7

Athens Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:28am6:38pm
21 Jun6:03am8:51pm
21 Sep7:12am7:24pm
21 Dec7:37am5:09pm

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