By air

Airplane journeys are particularly popular as they offer both comfort and speed. Greece has 15 International airports mostly located on the islands and the cities, receiving direct international flights of regular and special airlines, as well as charter flights.
During the summer months, due to the increased passenger traffic, the above-mentioned companies carry out extra flights to the existing destinations while they also include in their programmed flights direct connections between popular tourist destinations. For this reason, it would be wise to obtain information either from the air companies or your tour operator before booking.

Travelling across the country is simple and there are connections with every part of Greece.  The choice of the plane for travelling to a Greek city or one of the islands offers a comfortable, safe and speedy trip. Fares are very reasonable, particularly if an advance booking is made. 

Athens International Airport (ATH)

Athens International AirportEleftherios Venizelos (ATH) is one of the most modern ones in the world that provides excellent ground services. From the first day it began operations in March 2001, it has won international awards and distinctions, and has a special place to the heart of its visitors, who has voted Athen's airport to be one of the most functional and comfortable airports in Europe. It is situated 33 km southeast of Athens and connects to the suburban railway and the metro and is the starting point for many bus routes that run to central destinations in Athens. The aforementioned modes of public transport connect to the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion, particularly convenient for passengers intending to depart the same day for the islands.

When visiting Athens, pay a visit to the airport's Museum, that gives you the chance to learn about Eleftherios Venizelos, the emblematic figure in world history, as the airport bears the name of this great Greek politician.
For more information about accees and public transportation to and from airport visit the official page of AIA

Other international Airports

Greece has many other airports that welcome direct flights from abroad  and domestic flights, which are:
  • Alexandroupolis (AXD)
  • Zante (Zakynthos) (ZTH)
  • Herakleion (HER)
  • Thessaloniki (SKG)
  • Kavala (KVA)
  • Kalamata (KLX)
  • Corfu (CFU)
  • Kefalonia (EFL)
  • Kos (KSG)
  • Lesvos (MJT)
  • Lemnos (LXS)
  • Rhodes (RHO)
  • Samos (SMI)
  • Chania (CHQ)

National & public Airports

  • Astypalaia (JTY)
  • Volos, Nea Aghialos (VOL)
  • Ikaria (JIK)
  • Ioannina (IOA)
  • Kalymnos (JKL)
  • Karpathos (AOK)
  • Kassos (KSJ)
  • Kastellorizo (KZS)
  • Kastoria (KSO)
  • Kozani (KZI)
  • Kythera (KIT)
  • Leros (LRS)
  • Milos (MLO)
  • Mykonos (JMK)
  • Naxos (JNX)
  • Paros (PAS)
  • Patra, Araxos (GPA)
  • Preveza, Aktion (PVK)
  • Santorini (JTR)
  • Skiathos (JSI)
  • Skyros (SKU)
  • Sitia (JSH)
  • Syros (JSY)
  • Chios (JKH)