Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
|March||Best time to beat the crowds (12% less expensive on average)|
|September||Most popular time to fly (14% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 149||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 114||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 64||or less|
Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and Sky Express have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Athens to Thessaloniki. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average direct flight takes 0h 55m, covering a distance of 299 km.
There are 129 (direct) flights between Athens and Thessaloniki per week, averaging 18 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Olympic Air (C$ 65), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Olympic Air (C$ 370).
Aegean Airlines (6 times daily), Olympic Air (6 times daily), Sky Express (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
When flying out of Athens you will be using Athens Eleftherios V., often referred to as Athens Airport. You will be landing at Thessaloniki Makedonia Apt., also known as Thessaloniki Airport.
Usually, the lowest prices are found on flights leaving in the evening. To get the best price, you should avoid flying from Athens to Thessaloniki in the afternoon
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KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Thessaloniki from Athens is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Thessaloniki with an airline and back to Athens with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Thessaloniki from Athens up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "More media or WiFi on board (& not only for flights abroad). Thank you."
Pros: "Easy boarding, on time and nice beverages."
Pros: "The granola bar was a nice added touch for such a short flight. Crew members were all friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Waited for our connecting flight luggage to arrive to plane."
Pros: "Attendants with positive attitude and smiles."
Cons: "Earlier notice when there is a delay occurred, so that we could arrange our time better, with no hurry or longer with some people."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Pros: "Last row has a great recliner!!!"
Pros: "Was an easy boarding. I like that they serve bottled water and not tap water."
Pros: "Very punctual and easy. Very friendly crew."
Cons: "The seats feel small both in width and in leg room. Online check in did not work properly--I got a message that I was put on the stand-by list."
Pros: "Only 45 minute flight. As soon as we got up we started descending. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "My friend and many other passengers were held on standby and made to believe that they themselves had purchased the standby ticket when that simply was false. The staff were unhelpful in managing the situation and although everyone got on in the end it was an unpleasant experience."
Pros: "At least they didn't recharge me for the luggage. Although the baggage check-in person did not like this. Informed me that I had not paid, and when I showed her the paper and pointed to the desk across the terminal, she reluctantly accepted it. Flight landing and takeoff were good."
Cons: "Totally impossible to make over an hour connection time. The airport passport control and security checks were poorly conducted and multiple checks for all the same information. I assume part of this is because Turkey is not part of the EU, but customers should be made aware of this on booking. We got through all the checks and briskly walked "straight" to the gate where we were informed the boarding had closed 4 minutes before. We were sent back to a desk with very poor directions how to get there, where we were informed that we had plenty of time between flights. They allowed 55 minutes and it took us 80 min to arrive at her counter. She accused os of stopping, maybe to go to the bathroom, or get a cup of coffee, of which we had not even hesitated in our jog to the gate. They refused to rebook our ticket and we then had to go, in a very round-about method back through the airport to recover our "lost" luggage because it had been removed from the flight we were supposed to be on. We were not informed that it had been removed. I had to ask if it would be in Heraklion when we arrived and then she said, "oh no, it was taken off the plane when you didn't board". After picking up the luggage, we were to find a travel agency to book a new flight and go through the entire check in process again. I asked if there would be enough time to accomplish this and was told "it should be, if you don't make any stops." After walking back & forth through the entire airport at least 3 times, we ended up with a last minute gate change and apparently was not the only change. There was no control of the loading. Seats were like sitting on stone. I will never willingly use Agean or Olympic or whatever it was, again. This was not inexpensive. Rebooking for this less than 1 hour flight cost me 106 Euros each."
Cons: "Airline lost my checked bag"
Pros: "On time, friendly staff, clean plane, easy boarding and arrival procedures."
Cons: "Check in was a bit confusing. We thought we could pay for our checked bags at the check in window but were told to go to a different window to pay for the bags, then come back through the line again to get our boarding passes. It took more time than we anticipated and was a bit disorganized. It would be nice if you could just go through the line once and pay your baggage check fees when you present them"
Cons: "They were super late and lost our bags."
Pros: "The spaciousness. The brightness of the airplane—not just clean but glowing. The crew was too perfect. Did you clone Stepford wives?"
Cons: "Nothing. No negative remarks from me"
Cons: "Got into the city an hour late. No explanation. Airline is completely disorganized."
Pros: "It was by far the best of all 3 of the flights I had to take to get to Greece."
Cons: "They lost my luggage and the crew would not let me go to the restroom."
Pros: "Aegean airlines is always spot on with service and punctuality!"
Pros: "They give you snacks and drinks!!"
Pros: "Nice service on short flight"
Cons: "The plane did not arrive at the terminal. Required going down stairs, riding a bus to the terminal. Baggage was slow."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "It was a 50min flight. We boarded 20 -30 mins late, but once everyone was settled , the pilot made up the time. We were all of 5mins late. Crew very nice & very attractive. Also, I came in on an Aegean flight, not Olympic. Maybe plane trouble ? I have no complaints, arrived safely."
Cons: "No announcement of why flight delayed & change of carrier. Also seats very close together , and I'm a small woman. However, good for the pricepoint"
Pros: "Short flight."
Cons: "Late for no good reason (they said operations which to me read we are just kind of disorganized at the gate), boarding was chaos and they carried out service so slow that only about half the plane got it. Also crew was rude and demanded that I take my headphones off though I could hear them fine and was complying with instructions to raise seat and table as they were mentioning the headphones. Wasn't worth pointing out that and the fact that other ppl had headphones to them as they all seemed miserable to be there anyway. Just complied and was happy it was a short flight. Oh I guess on the positives the plane didn't fall apart midflight and only one wheel broke off on landing (kidding I felt safe)."
Pros: "It takes only 45 minutes or so. I could leave the plane in a short time sitting at the rear. They open both doors, and a bus takes the passengers to the terminal. I could sniff that typical Creten air when arriving: kerozin+ breeze from the air. I love it!"
Cons: "I was less lucky concerning my seat from Athens to Heraklion. I got a B seat, happened to sit next to a rather fat man in row 29. I am not a Twiggy myself, if it means anytning to you. His wife was sitting in front of him, more comfortably. It is a private problem of course, not their fault. Economy is economic."
Pros: "Great plane"
Pros: "On time and great service"
Cons: "My flight to Athens was forced to make an emergency landing for medical emergency. After we proceeded to Athens from the small island of Portugal, we were already too late to catch the flight from Athens to Mykonos. I went to the AEgean airlines desk to switch the flight to a later flight which they accommodated. He then proceeded to tell me that I must pay an extra €80 for the flight to Mykonos. I told him that I paid a high fair for this ticket and he said yes that's the only reason I'm charging €80. When I checked kayak at that moment the price for the flight that he was switching me to was exactly the same price as what I had paid. He said this was the best that they can do, take it or leave it. I'm very disappointed and feel I'm entitled to reimbursement. Please let me know what I should do i'm very disappointed and feel I'm entitled to reimbursement. Please let me know what I should do"
Pros: "Spacious seats with lots of leg room"
Cons: "Boarding was late both flights and we were delayed"
Cons: "Myself, my husband, and our two young children traveling with my elderly father in law nearly missed our 5:50 AM flight out of Athens due to incompetent staff and a frozen system that was assessing an absurd 50€ PER carry-on bag fee for each of us plus another 50€ for one carry-on tennis racquet bag! Be warned that with Aegean you end up paying an additional 50% or more of the cost of the ticket in "luggage allowance." These are misleading and deceptive business practices. Not to mention how ineffective it is to hold up a flight by making a person run around to various ticket counters to pay the hidden fees. Now that we are leaving the island to London via Athens the airline refuses to connect the two legs of the itinerary despite the fact that they are both on Aegean. The only reason being so they can assess two separate "luggage allowance" fees. We warned guests visiting from abroad prior to traveling to be sure to pay the mysterious "luggage allowance" fee. They did so and yet were told they needed to pay yet another one once they checked-in. Flying Aegean is an infuriating exercise in paying multiple hidden fees, bureaucracy and inefficiency. This is how they say, Welcome to Greece!"
Cons: "free seat taken by random woman. crying girl near me."
Pros: "The flight was short"
Cons: "The ground crew was extremely disorganized and rude during the boarding process. They were also delayed and failed to communicate timely updates to passengers waiting in the boarding area."
Cons: "Waiting for flight all day in Athens airport"
Pros: "Only drinks served. Short flight."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "They charged us 40 euro per suitcase, it is not a budget airline, the ticket price was already skyhigh for a short flight"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Seats had no cushion and no leg tokm"
Cons: "Aegean canceled my flight the day before and refused to help me book a new flight on a different airline."
Pros: "Arrived quickly and safely."
Cons: "Nothing bad to report was a brief flight."
Pros: "It was nice trip tomorrow I am travelling back, then I conclude full reviews."
Cons: "I bought my ticket more than two weeks ago, yet I was told I was placed on standby because "It's a pretty full flight." No explanation was given to me other than that. When I was finally assigned a seat and was one of the last ones allowed to board, I was assigned a dreaded middle seat! I could understand this treatment had I purchased a ticket at the last minute, or if I had missed my flight, but when I had already paid for a seat more than two weeks earlier? Unacceptable."
Pros: "Flight was delayed, but other than that is was a hassle-free trip. I was happy to have made my 1h15m international connection -- through passport controls and customs without even blinking! maybe I was lucky it is off-season?"
Cons: "Boarding was a bit of mess and lots of pushy people, but welcome to the airport."
Pros: "Convenient experience. It was a short flight so there isn't much to tell. Overall had a great experience."
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Pros: "From checking up to boarding was perfect. Everything was on time.very smooth landing. Airline staff was well cooperating,"
Cons: "First checking bag was expensive (35$) for solo travelers,"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very helpful. Also kind and sweet with my almost 2 year old son! Thank you!"
Airlines flying from Athens to Thessaloniki have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Athens to Thessaloniki
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Athens to Thessaloniki