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Airports in Greece

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)

Overview

The main gateway to all the delights of a holiday in Greece, Athens International Airport is the largest airport in the country and processes more than 15 million passengers each year. Located 12 miles (20km) east of downtown Athens, flights to Athens International Airport arrive from all over the world, including cities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Athens International Airport is a spacious and modern facility with plenty of shopping and dining options to keep passengers busy. Those with long layovers can enjoy the airport's museum to see the archaeological discoveries made when the airport was built. The airport is pleasant and the staff is friendly; it has also won several awards for energy efficiency and environmental awareness.

Location

The airport is situated 20 miles (33km) southeast of Athens city centre.

Getting to the city

The easiest and quickest way to reach the city centre from the airport is on board Athens' new Metro. Metro Line 3 connects the airport with Syntagma Square and Monastiraki. The airport is also served by six public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line. Finally, there are plenty of taxis to be hired at the ranks in front of the airport terminals, fares charged on a per kilometre basis.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +30 210 353 0000.

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Zakynthos International Airport Dionysios Solomos (ZTH)

Location

Kalamaki, south of Zakynthos

Getting to the city

Buses travel from the airport to downtown Zakynthos with some frequency. Many hotels and resorts offer shuttle services or private pick-ups.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+30 26950 29500

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Kalamata International Airport (KLX)

Location

Messini, northwest of Kalamata

Getting to the city

Resort Hoppa runs shuttle vans and private cars to a number of destinations around Kalamata Airport. There are buses to Kaklis during operating hours.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+30 272 1063

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Santorini Thira Island National Airport (JTR)

Location

2 miles (4km) southeast of Fira/Thira Town, near Monolithos

Getting to the city

There is bus service to many local destinations in Santorini, and several shuttle transfer companies operate from the airport.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+30 22860 28400

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Samos International Airport (SMI)

Location

Pythagorio, Samos

Getting to the city

There are no buses operating from Samos Airport.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+30 22730 87800

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Kefallinia-Argostoli Airport (EFL)

Location

The airport is located 5 miles (about 8km) south of Argostoli.

Getting to the city

Public buses and shuttle services serve the airport during the summer tourist season.

Time

Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +30 267 102 9900

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Preveza/Lefkas - Aktion National Airport (PVK)

Location

The airport is located 4 miles (about 7km) south of the town of Preveza.

Getting to the city

Bus services connect Preveza Aiport to the towns of Preveza, Lefkas and Vonitsa.

Time

Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +30 26820 26113

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Chania International Airport (CHQ)

Location

Souda Bay, 8.7 miles (14km) east of Chania

Getting to the city

There is regular bus service to Chania from the airport. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+30 28210 83800

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Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG)

Location

The airport is located 10 miles (about 16km) south of the city centre.

Getting to the city

Bus 78 goes from Thessaloniki Airport to the New Railway Station every hour. Cost is €0.50, and the journey takes about 50 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +30 2310 985000

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Kavala International Airport (KVA)

Location

18.6 miles (30km) east of Kavala

Getting to the city

There are buses from the airport to downtown Kavala.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+30 25910 53271

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Skiathos Island National Airport (JSI)

Location

The airport is located 2 miles (about 3km) northeast of Xanemos.

Getting to the city

Resort Hoppa provides a shuttle bus service to and from the airport.

Time

Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +302 42 702 9100

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Corfu International Airport (CFU)

Overview

The only tiny airport on a tiny island, Corfu International Airport is the main gateway to the sunny holiday destination in the Greek islands. With the official name of Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, the facility is primarily a seasonal facility, with most of its flights occurring in the summer months between April and October.

The small facility has modest amenities that can be overwhelmed by the summer crowds, so passengers should book early and bring all of their patience with them. That said, there are a few duty-free shops and snack bars in the airport, and a 24-hour restaurant (open only in summer).

Corfu International Airport is located on the outskirts of Corfu Town, roughly 1.8 miles (3km) from the town centre and accessible by bus or taxi.

Location

3km south of Corfu

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

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Rhodes Diagoros International Airport (RHO)

Overview

Rhodes Diagoras International Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in Greece and it serves close to four million passengers annually. It's a great airport to use as an entry-point to many popular resorts on the Greek coast.

Summer is peak season for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun in a Greek island paradise and as such it is often much more difficult to book flights to Rhodes Diagros International Airport during the summer months as the flights sell out quickly. Rhodes Airport is well equipped to deal with the summer hordes making it a fast and efficient airport to use when holidaying in Greece.

Location

The airport is located just nine miles (14km) from Rodos on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

Getting to the city

A public bus runs from the airport into town. Tickets cost just €2 and the bus runs between 6.50am and 11.05pm. There are eleven buses each day. They leave from a bus station 300m from the terminal after Exit 1. The trip into town takes 40 minutes. Metered airport taxis are also available from outside the terminal.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +30 22 410 88 700.

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Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Overview

Located three miles (5km) east of Crete's capital, Heraklion International Airport is among the busiest in Greece, serving roughly five million passengers each year. The facility is well-run, but can be unpleasantly hot and crowded in the peak summer season.

Flying into Heraklion International Airport is an exciting experience for passengers, as the runway is only a few metres from the shore; however airport authorities do not allow pictures to be taken of the runway as the facility is jointly used by civil and military aircraft.

Heraklion International Airport's future is limited, as the airport is scheduled to be decommissioned entirely by the year 2015, when a new airport in Kastelli Pediados is completed.

Location

The airport is located three miles (5km) east of Heraklion on Crete.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

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Kos Island International Airport (KGS)

Overview

Locally referred to as Hippocrates Airport after the famous doctor, Kos Island International Airport is located on the island of Kos, roughly 16 miles (26km) southwest of the town of the same name. Popular with tourists who use the town as a base while exploring the Greek islands, Kos Island International Airport is the sixth-busiest airport in Greece, particularly in the peak summer season.

The small terminal processes roughly two million passengers per year, and has a reputation for being disorganised and chaotic during busy periods, with long queues snaking around the terminal. Passengers flying to Kos Island International Airport should bring a lot of patience.

Flights to Kos Island International Airport are available in the summer months from cities around Europe, including London, Amsterdam, Prague, Zurich, Tel Aviv and Frankfurt. During the winter however, the only flights to Kos are domestic routes from Athens, Thessaloniki, Leros and Rhodes.

Location

Kos Island International Airport is located roughly 16 miles (26km) southwest of Kos Town.

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Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK)

Overview

One of the most popular islands in Greece for tourists, Mykonos is a cosmopolitan destination known for its stunning scenery. Mykonos Island National Airport is the main gateway to the popular destination, situated a convenient 2.5 miles (4km) from the main port town of Chora.

Getting to Chora from the airport is easy, with a ten-minute taxi ride costing less than €10; passengers will find themselves exploring the island within a very short time of landing.

Mykonos Island National Airport all but shuts down in the off season, with limited flights available to Athens. Most international flights to Mykonos Island National Airport are seasonal, with routes available in the summer from London, Rome, Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, Manchester, Geneva and Barcelona.

Location

The airport is located 2.5 miles (4km) from Chora.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).

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Athens Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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