We are planning a trip to Athens & Santorini in late August- early September. We also want to go to Paris on our way out but plane tickets from Athens or Santorini to Paris seem incredibly expensive. Any tips or tricks?
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End of August and early September is probably high season for Europeans who spent August at the beach and then fly home. At www.skyscanner.com, I see a few Santorini-Paris, 1-connection choices for $225 per person on dates such as September 9 or 10.
Specifically look at Air France return to Athens and see if that ticket would permit a stop-over in Paris in either direction. Then you would only have to worry about the Athens - Santorini connection (ferry or flight both ways, or one each way).