Flights to Greece & the islands

As Greece is among the most popular holiday destinations in the world, many large air companies schedule flights to Greece from various places in the world.

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Famous European companies and low-cost airlines also fly directly to some airports on the islands and mainland areas of Greece, like Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Kos, Heraklion, Kalamata, Preveza, and others.

The number of departures increases in the summer months, which constitute the high season months for the country.
There are also air companies operating domestic flights in Greece, particularly from the airport of Athens and the airport of Thessaloniki.


International Flights

The majority of tourists who travel to Greece arrive by plane.
There are many airports in Greece, both on the mainland and on the Greek islands. Most visitors arrive at the International Airport of Athens and then continue to the Greek islands either by plane or by ferry.

Flights to Athens are regular and the airport of Athens receives direct international flights from many European countries but also from the US and Canada. Via transit, it also receives passengers from all over the world.
There is also a regular connection between the airport of Athens and some Greek islands that have national or international airports.

The airports on the islands, apart from local flights from Athens or Thessaloniki, also receive direct international flights from many European cities in summer.
Charter flights are also available but only in summer, usually from May to October.


Airlines flying to Greece

Among the largest European companies conducting flights to Greece are British Airlines, Air Berlin, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, and Swiss Air.
Emirates also flies daily from Dubai to Athens, serving a large number of visitors from Asia or Australia.
Some air companies fly directly to Thessaloniki, the second-largest Greek airport that is located in Northern Greece.

The two most popular European low-cost airlines, EasyJet and RyanAir, also fly to various airports in Greece, mostly to regional airports in the Greek islands and the mainland.
RyanAir has a base in Athens and operates flights to/from the Greek capital, too.


Domestic flights

The International Airports of Athens and Thessaloniki are the main plane gateways for domestic flights to the Greek islands.
These two serve the Greek islands all year round, and mainly in summer when the traffic is larger. The most visited island of Greece that boast an airport include Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Corfu and Skiathos.
Soon, a hydroplane service might see the light for flights between the Greek islands.
Note that not all islands can be reached by plane. In this case, the most popular way to reach these islands is by ferry.


Local Companies

The main Greek airlines, Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and SKY Express, operate international flights to major European capitals and domestic flights to most airports of the Greek mainland and the Greek islands throughout the year.

The following company operates charter flights to various airports in Greece and the Greek islands.

Flights to popular locations

In the following lists, we inform you about flights to airports situated in some of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece or the closest available ones.