Luxury travel has never been so easily accessible, with scheduled flights from Hong Kong to Athens with Qatar Airways. Explore one of the great cities of the world and discover the best way to travel by air at the same time. Our award-winning services and friendly, attentive crews ensure that your every need is catered for, from fine in-flight dining to that all-important extra leg-room in our spacious seats.
Athens is a sophisticated and extremely cosmopolitan city, as you’d expect of the mother of European democracy and civilisation. The relics of its glorious past are all around in major archaeological sites and, of course, the incomparable Parthenon. Enjoy delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in Athens’ stylish restaurants and shop for designer labels in upmarket shopping malls, part of the city’s recent major facelift.
Hong Kong International Airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok, the name of the small island that is home to this iconic air hub.
This incredibly busy airport has been named the “World's Best Airport" by Skytrax no less than 8 times. Efficient, friendly and helpful, the airport staff ensures that your time in Hong Kong is pleasant and your trip gets off to a great start.
Transportation and parking
The Airport Express bus service links the airport directly to the central business district. A fleet of buses takes travellers from most parts of the city to the airport, and the service is incredibly efficient, regular and quick.
Taxis and coaches are available outside the main terminal entrances, and a limousine service is also available. Car parking is available in three separate areas, although spaces fill up very quickly and availability in the long-term parking areas is limited.
Arriving at Hong Kong International Airport
Flights from Hong Kong with Qatar Airways check in at Terminal 1, Aisle E.
Unless you are a Hong Kong resident, you must return a departure card at immigration control when leaving Hong Kong. The two terminals are linked by a central access way and covered walkways at either end. If you are boarding your flight at gates 501-510, you can take a free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to the North Satellite Concourse.
Facilities and amenities
Hong Kong International Airport has excellent facilities, ranging from a vast array of retail outlets to some excellent dining opportunities.
The airport even has its own 9-hole golf course – the Sky City Nine Eagles. A wide selection of dining options are available, serving Chinese and Asian food, as well as on-the-go snacks, coffee and more European-style cuisine.
The cradle of modern civilisation, the birthplace of democracy – Athens has to be one of the most influential and iconic destinations in the world. Book a flight to Athens with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover why this extraordinary city is so important not just to the history of Europe, but to its future as well.
Filled with incredible historical sites, Athens is also a modern, working city that is home to nearly four million people.
But it’s the history that most visitors come to experience, and immersing yourself in the relics of the past is a great way to understand so much more about our own modern civilisation, as well as Greece’s incredible past.
Athens packs in the attractions, and at the top of most visitors’ lists has to be the Acropolis, a World Heritage site and standing proud above the city itself. For the best overall view of Athens, especially at sunset, head to Lykavittos Hill.
It’s a hot, dusty climb, but on a clear day you can see beyond the port of Piraeus and out to the islands of Aegina and the Peloponnese.
Back in the city, the Ancient Agora is home to some of the best-preserved temples and monuments from the Bronze Age, and the magnificent Temple of Zeus with its towering columns.
Modern Athens has plenty to offer as well, with dozens of museums and galleries to explore. The best way to see Athens is to take an open-top tour of the city by bus.
Flights to Athens with Qatar Airways land at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Athens please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Voltage: 220 Volts
Plugs: Type G
Language: Cantonese / English
International dialing code: +852
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