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The country serves millions of tourists every summer, traveling to Greece by plane to the main cities or the Greek islands. Airports in Greece are located in many areas and islands but the International Airport of Athens receives the majority of visitors who then continue to the Greek islands either by plane again or by ferry.
You will find below information about the main airports in Greece and the Greek islands, their location on the map but also information about all airports of the country.
The 2 main and busiest airports in Greece are in Athens city and Thessaloniki city.
The airport of Athens, El. Venizelos International airport, 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.
In recent years, the airports of the islands of Santorini, Heraklion, Mykonos, and Paros got also very busy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All Greek islands are easily accessible by daily ferry boats. Ferries in Greece is a great and comfortable alternative to expensive plane tickets.
>> Ferry schedules and prices!
Many other airports are scattered in the cities and the islands. They receive domestic flights and some of them receive charter and international flights too.
The smallest airports in the Greek mainland are located 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 islands have airports and serve both domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki and charter flights from abroad in summer. The flight time from Athens to the Greek islands ranges from 40 min to 1 hour the maximum.