Let's face it. There is nowhere else in the world like Greece and the Greek islands for the summer and every year I try to find the best and cheapest way of getting there. Keeping in mind that airlines sell blocks of tickets at different prices,
obviously the cheap seats go first so it is to your advantage to book early. If you are going
to Greece between Easter and late summer you can get a good deal if you book
at the right time but they get more expensive the longer you
wait, especially since the airlines have lost every shred of decency and have used any excuse to jack up the ticket prices and instead of adding extra flights to Athens they keep their one flight and just charge more for tickets. By going to Greece in the off-season when you won't be doing much
sunbathing but you can do a lot more exploring you can find flights
for under $800 from the USA. Unfortunately with the taxes and sir-charges these now come out to about $1000 and even this price takes some searching for. (See www.athensguide.com/weather.html
if you want to know what the seasons will have in store for you)
There are a number of companies
that advertise with paid ads on various travel pages and
by visiting their websites and filling out the forms you can find
bargains. I recommend shopping around because what one site has,
another may not. Some sites where you fill out the form and pick
specific dates you should try a variety of dates to get the best
price because a cheap seat that is sold out on one flight may be
available on another.
For those flying from the USA
you can visit David at www.greeceflights.com
and he does the work for you and comes back with a price. The thing
I like about David is his honesty. If he knows you can find a cheaper
flight on your own he will tell you.
People flying from the UK or
other European cities are better off either booking locally or again
looking for google ads for cheap flights on travel sites. Same with
those in Australia. In Europe check with airlines like Ryan-Air,
Easyjet, Air Scotland, British Air, Olympic and Condor among others.
There are also ads in the travel sections of some newspapers for
cheap seats on charter flights that have not been filled.