We are planning a trip now and it will include a Rick Steves Greece tour plus some of Italy on our own. We want to fly nonstop from SFO (San Francisco) to a European city. We want nonstop because 11 hours in the air is really our limit. From that city we will then fly after a day or two to Athens. The nonstop flights I know about and some key points are:
1) SFO -> Frankfurt (maybe best, Frankfurt is close to the airport, we haven't been in Germany, easy to get to Athens a day or two later)
2) SFO -> Heathrow (have recently been to the UK so not as interesting for this trip)
3) SFO -> Paris (have been to Paris in recent years)
4) SFO -> Zurich (more expensive city for a short stay)
So we are thinking maybe #1 is better for us. Do you know of any more nonstop cities or have thoughts on setting up a nonstop flight from SFO?