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As the largest city in the country and the fourth largest European capital, Greek capital Athens is situated in Attika region. Extending over an amazing coastline by the Aegean Sea, Athens is a remarkable destination both for summer holidays by its deep blue sea and crystal sands, and for cultural tourism thanks to the historical heritage it harbors. You will simply feel like the main character from a romantic fairy tale of modern days while walking down the streets of this ancient town. 

Passengers preferring Turkish Airlines in their journeys from the historical European capital, Athens, to one of the largest metropolises of the United States, New York enjoy a relaxing and privileged flight of high quality.

Turkish Airlines offers 9 to 10 flight alternatives in average every day from Athens to New York. All these flights are operated as connecting flights over Istanbul Airport (IST). Flights decrease in number in the winter months, and are likely to increase during the summer, depending on the demand.

The duration of the flights between Athens and New York with Turkish Airlines varies by the layover at Istanbul Airport (IST), ranging from 14 to 35 hours in average.Turkish Airlines offers complimentary alternatives for its guests to make well use of their time during their layover at Istanbul in their journey from Athens to New York. Passengers with a layover between 6 to 24 hours have a chance to swiftly discover the magical city via the free sightseeing service Touristanbul. Moreover, passengers with a layover for more than 20 hours may also benefit from the complimentary accommodation and sightseeing service, Stopover, which offers a chance to both getting to know Istanbul better and continuing your journey feeling rested.

From: Athens

Turkish Airlines Athens Flights

Ranking amongst the most popular European capitals, Athens shines out as a wonderful destination which enthralls its guests by its historical atmosphere and magnificent beauties where the modern life embraces the mythological legends. Serving both as a large capital and a joyful summer resort, this lovely city has lots to offer from history to art, culture and the magnificent nature. Bearing the traces of the Ancient Age, Athens fascinates its visitors also by the most palatable tastes of the Greek cuisine and deliciously fresh seafood as well as the spectacular scenery of the city.

Elefterios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) is the sole airport serving in Athens which is 27 kilometers from the city center. Turkish Airlines flights from Athens take off from this airport.

Transportation to Athens Elefterios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)

There are a couple of alternatives for reaching Athens Elefterios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) from the city center.

You may get to the airport within nearly an hour via the bus numbered X95 which operates from Sintagma Square. It is also possible to reach Athens Elefterios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) by getting on the bus numbered X93 which sets off from Kifissos Bus Terminal.

Passengers planning to use the subway to reach the airport may use the blue line operating from the station in Sintagma Square.

You may also reach the airport by taking a cab in the city center; however, it would be advisable to confirm before getting in the cab whether the cab fare is all tax inclusive, so as not to cause any misunderstandings.

Destination: New York

As one of the largest and populous cities in USA, New York is located in the northeastern part of the country and often notable for the statue of liberty, which lingers in the memory of the entire world and regarded as the city’s icon. New York is entirely a city of freedoms with its cosmopolite population, dynamic lifestyle and its economic potential. From the Empire State Building, where many movies were shot, to Central Park, this metropolis offers a large number of must-see spots and stands out as a highly popular touristic destination, together with its busy-paced business and industrial life. New York has intense air traffic all year round thanks to its touristic attraction power resulting from its branded name with all the museums, art galleries, stage performances, bridges and cathedrals it hosts.

There are three airports serving in New York City to manage the busy air traffic: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Turkish Airlines flights from Athens to New York land at John F. International Airport (JFK).

Transportation from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to the city center

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) has eight terminals in total. The shuttle trains operating between the terminals are at your service within the airport for reaching any terminal building. Note that, most flights by Turkish Airlines land at Terminal 5. However, flights sometimes may land at Terminal 1 or Terminal 4 as well.

Serving 7/24, JFK AirTrain line is the starting point of your journey between the terminal buildings and also to the city center. You may arrive at Howard Beach station via these trains and transfer here to train A to get to Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Moreover, you may get off AirTrain at Jamaica station and transfer here to train E to reach Queens and Midtown Manhattan, or to trains J and Z to reach Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan. You may also head towards Long Island or Brooklyn direction from Long Island Penn station.Apart from these, you may also get on the buses which operate from terminal 5 to the city center.There are also a great number of private airport shuttles serving to the city center, as well as the cabs which are at your service 7/24.

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