I'm flying into Athens Oct. 3 for a Turkey / Egypt / Greece trip on a shoestring budget. I do not have any further flights booked but hoped to go immediately on from the Athens airport to Istanbul. I have never traveled to this part of the world before and am not a frequent flyer anyway. As things stand I can purchase a flight from ATH to IST the afternoon of my arrival for about 150$. Many flights are significantly cheaper but apparently that Sunday is a bigger travel day. Because I don't know how long I want to stay in Turkey before moving on to Egypt and finally back to visit Greece (best guess is a week in Turkey and Egypt with a few days at the end to see some of Greece) I have not yet booked those one way flights. I'm monitoring the prices for ATH to IST and they change frequently up and down.
I would love to hear more experienced travelers thoughts on whether I should book everything now and just live with the set schedule. I am assuming because travel is still below normal that I am not going to get stuck without a flight.
Thank you for any thoughts / info.