Aegean Airlines will begin operating a direct service between Manchester Airport and Athens International this Saturday.
Aegean will connect Manchester Airport to Athens International airport with bi-weekly flights, on Saturdays and Mondays.
The flights will be operated using brand new Airbus A320 168-seat aircraft, in dual class configuration providing a full service offering to all passengers, which includes complimentary food and drink.
Business class passengers and Gold card members will have use of one of the Lounges at Manchester Airport.
The bi-weekly service will provide passengers with direct access to the Greek capital, as well as making it easier for passengers to continue their journey from Athens to any of the 12 domestic Greek airports and islands Aegean fly to.
Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years.
Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum; it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.
Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.
The classical era is still evident in the city, which is bursting with ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark for early Western civilization.
Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery; it is every history enthusiasts dream.
Athens was also the host city for the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896.
The new route timetable departs from Manchester on Saturday at 21:05, landing in Athens at 02:50 and departs Athens on Monday at 18:15, arriving back into Manchester at 20:20.
Aegean also has three daily flights to Athens International airport from London Heathrow.