Airports in Greece & the Greek islands
Information about Greece airports: Greece serves millions of tourists every summer, coming to the country mostly by plane. In fact, the International Airport of Athens receives the majority of visitors who then continue to the Greek islands either by plane again or by ferry. The Airport of Athens receives direct flights from the majority of central European airports, while via transfer it receives passengers from around the world.
The airport of Thessaloniki is also very popular, particularly in summer, because it serves as a gateway to all the region of Northern Greece.
Many other airports are scattered in the mainland that receive either domestic flights, charter flights only or both. The smallest airports in the Greek mainland are in Kalamata, Araxos (Patra), Volos (Nea Anchialos) and Aktion (Preveza-Lefkada) that work only in summer and receive only charter flights from abroad, not domestic flights. The most popular Greek islands have airports that serve both domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki and few charter flights in summer. The flight time from Athens to the Greek islands ranges from 40 min to 1 hour the maximum.
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19 Airports of Greece and the islands (codes)
In the following lists, we inform you about airports in the Greek islands. If an island does not have an airport, we suggest the closest airport where you can fly to and then take the ferry to the particular island you want to go.