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What is Greece like?

Greece has been struggling with economic hardship for over a decade, but tourism is eternally booming in this ancient and beautiful country. Whether you're drawn by its rich 4,000-year heritage on display at the Acropolis and other sites in Athens and Rhodes or you're more a fan of the beaches and nightlife on islands like Mykonos, Santorini and Zakynthos, flights to Greece have something for everyone.

Which airlines fly to Greece?

The most convenient flights to Greece are 1-stop flights from Auckland to Athens with Emirates (via Dubai) and Qatar Airways (via Doha).

All other flights from New Zealand require 2 stops or more, though some 2-stop flights have a shorter overall travel time than 1-stop flights.

How long is the flight to Greece?


Auckland to Athens

27 hours (2 stops)

Christchurch to Athens

28 hours (2 stops)

Queenstown to Athens

30 hours (3 stops)

Wellington to Athens

28 hours (2 stops)


Auckland to Thessaloniki

29 hours (2 stops)

Christchurch to Thessaloniki

30 hours (3 stops)

Queenstown to Thessaloniki

29 hours (3 stops)

Wellington to Thessaloniki

31 hours (3 stops)

What is the best time to visit Greece?

Greece is busiest in the summer (June-August), when there's little rain and the sea is warm enough for swimming. However, it can get uncomfortably hot and crowded during this time.

To avoid the crowds, the summer heat and the winter rain, it's best to visit Greece in the late spring (April-May) or early autumn (September-October).

Do I need a visa for Greece?

New Zealand nationals don't need a visa to enter Greece for up to 90 days, as it's part of the Schengen Area.

How expensive is Greece?

Greece is quite cheap by European standards and prices are generally lower than in New Zealand too, especially when it comes to hotels and taxis. Expect to pay around €30 for a meal for 2 and €60-€100 for a mid-range hotel.

Greece uses the euro, which saves the hassle of changing money if you're travelling around Europe.

Useful tips about Greece

Discover one of Greece's most diverse islands with our guide to the best things to do on Mykonos.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.