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July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Greece

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Greece with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Greece are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Calgary International Airport (YYC) Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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Greece, the whitewashed ancient playground of the gods

The land of the gods is always just a flight away. Historic sites that span four millennia, countless islands both cosmopolitan and rustic and an emerging renaissance in traditional cooking are just some of the highlights in Greece.

Sights

Gleaming white in the morning, gold as the sun sets, and illuminated at night, the Acropolis—symbol of the birth of Western civilization—and its monuments have been standing guard over Athens for thousands of years. Visitors can finally witness the iconic Parthenon with their own eyes, as well as the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.

The Ancient Greeks regarded Delphi as the centre of the world, and indeed The Sacred Way leading to the Doric Temple was once lined with statues and gifts from other city-states hoping to win the favour of patron god Apollo.

Outings

Meteora means “middle of the sky,” which is exactly where these 14th-century monasteries are located. One of the most awe-inspiring religious sites on earth, these six deliberately isolated abbeys were built almost 400 metres above ground atop natural sandstone pillars in central Greece.

The 440 BC Temple of Poseidon sits perched atop a rugged projection that plunges 65 metres to the sea below. Now a magnificent sunset-viewing vantage point, legend has it that King Aegeus leapt to his death from this spot, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

Fresh and delicious Greek food

Varoulko offers Michelin-starred seafood and striking views of the Acropolis. Rather than ordering from the menu, diners can let chef Lefteris Lazarou know what they like, and he’ll create a dish from that day’s market finds.

One of the few restaurants in Plakas patronized by Athenians, Psarras has been serving outstanding Greek cuisine since 1898. Former guests include Brigitte Bardot.

Cheap flights

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Greece must-see destination

Discount airfare to Greece from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

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Athens, Europe’s oldest city

A flight to Europe’s oldest city means communing with a civilization more than 3,400 years old while simultaneously revelling in the vibrant process of its renewal. The things to do and see in Athens take visitors on a time-warped journey through history.

More about Athens

Check out our blog to learn all about beautiful Athens and its unique history.

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Airport in Greece serviced by Air Transat

Currency

The euro (EUR) has been Greece’s official currency since 2002.

Official language

Greek is Greece’s official language and is spoken by 99% of the population.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.

Vaccination

Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask your health professional for more information about vaccinations.

Weather in Greece can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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