Delta Launches NY to Athens Nonstop Service

Reed Travel Features

NEW YORK -- Delta Air Lines inaugurated nonstop flights from New York (Kennedy) to Athens, upgrading its previous service to Athens, which required a change of planes in Frankfurt, Germany.

The eastbound flight leaves Kennedy at 5:50 p.m. and arrives in Athens at 10:20 a.m.; westbound service departs from Athens at 12:05 p.m. and arrives at Kennedy at 3:40 p.m.

Complementing this new flight service are three Delta Dream Vacations offering weekly departures on Tuesdays for the six- and seven-night programs and two departures monthly on the 10-night itinerary.

During September and October, the 10-night vacation is available on a weekly basis.

The six-night Classical Greece program spends three nights in Athens at a superior first class hotel with breakfast and a city sightseeing tour and three nights on a Royal Olympic Lines cruise, calling at Mykonos, Rhodes and Patmos in Greece and at Kusadasi in Turkey.

Including roundtrip air between New York and Athens as well as all transfers, the vacation is priced from $1,699 to $1,929 per person, double occupancy; land-only prices start at $1,239.

A seven-night vacation combines two nights in Athens at the Hotel Amalia with three nights in Mykonos at the Pelasses Beach hotel and three nights in Santorini at the Santorini Palace.

With international and domestic air fare plus transfers, the package cost is $2,289 per person; land only starts at $969.

The Delta Dream Vacations 10-night program features four nights (one on return from the cruise) in Athens at the Grande Bretagne.

The tour also features a classical Greece three-night tour, including Nauplia, Olympia and Delphi; and a three-night cruise with Royal Olympic.

The cost with air from the U.S. ranges from $2,189 to $2,559 per person.

The rate includes six hotel nights, all breakfasts and three dinners on the classical Greece tour.

Land-only prices start at $1,429.

For reservations and additional information, contact Delta Dream Vacations at (800) 221-6666.

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