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Cheap flights from Greece

Greece, officially the Helenic Republic and also known as Hellas, is a country in Southern Europe that is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. With the Aegean Sea on its east, Ionian Sea on the west, and the Mediterranean Sea on the south, Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676km. 80% of the country consists of mountains, with the highest being Mount Olympus at 2,917 metres. Greece’s capital and largest city is Athens.

Where to go

Greece consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands, which can be reached by plane via Aegean Airlines, the country’s airline for domestic travel. Ryanair also operates domestic flights.

Among other reasons, what makes Greece a popular tourist destination is its being the cradle of all Western civilisation. The country has 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites reflecting Greece’s rich legacy. In 2010, the most visited geographical region in Greece was Northern Greece, followed by Central Greece. The city of Thessaloniki was also lauded as one of the world’s best party towns, along with Dubai and Montreal. Santorini and Mykonos, on the other hand, were known as two of the world’s best islands.

The city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is a major cultural and commercial centre. Abu Dhabi is known for its medium- and high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. Some of the most notable are the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi headquarters, the Hilton Hotel Tower, and the Etisalat headquarters. The Emirates Palace is another modern building in Abu Dhabi, with its design inspired by Arab heritage. One of the most significant architectural landmarks in the city is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, also one of the most luxurious in the world. Abu Dhabi also has more than 2,000 parks and gardens as well as approximately 400km of coastline, 10km of which are public beaches.

The capital of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing is the country’s political, educational, and cultural centre. From Elefthérios Venizélos International Airport, reach Beijing by flying 10 hours to the Beijing Capital International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Known destination hotspots in the city are its lavish palaces, temples, parks and gardens, tombs, walls and gates, as well as its art treasures.

How to get out

Greece’s largest, busiest, and main international airport is the Elefthérios Venizélos International Airport, located in Athens. It serves as a hub for Aegean Airlines, SkyGreece Airlines, and Olympic Air. These and many other airlines fly out to domestic and international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South East Asia. Other international airports in Greece are in Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Corfu.

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