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Airports in Greece

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)

Overview

Athens International Airport is the largest airport in the country and Greece's main gateway. It processes more than 15 million passengers every year. Located 20 miles (33km) southeast of downtown Athens, the airport welcomes flights from all over the world, including cities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Athens International is a spacious and modern facility with plenty of shopping and dining options to keep passengers busy. Travellers with long layovers can visit the airport's museum and see the archaeological discoveries made when the Athens International 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

Metro Line 3 connects the airport with central Athens. The airport is also served by four public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, with buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is also connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +30 21 353 0000.

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Aktion National Airport (PVK)

Overview

While Lefkada does not have its own airport, Aktion National Airport (also known as Preveza Airport) serves Lefkada and Preveza. The airport receives charter flights from the UK, Northern Europe and some other Greek islands. UK charter flights usually arrive and depart on Sundays.

Location

The airport is situated 12 miles (20km) north of Lefkada Town, on the Greek mainland.

Getting to the city

There is a daily bus service from the airport to Lefkada, Preveza and Vonitsa. The journey time to Lefkada is around 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Time

GMT +2

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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

Contacts

+30 26950 29500

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Kalamata International Airport (KLX)

Location

The airport is situated between the cities of Messini and Kalamata.

Getting to the city

There is a bus stop just outside the airport with local buses running to the city centre during the day. Some resorts and hotels offer airport shuttles. Taxis are also available but should be booked in advance.

Time

GMT +2

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Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR)

Location

1.6 miles (2.6km) 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

Contacts

+30 22860 28400

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Samos International Airport (SMI)

Location

Pythagorio, Samos

Getting to the city

There is a public bus stop in front of the terminal building. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

+30 22730 87800

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Kefallinia Airport (EFL)

Location

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

Getting to the city

Time

Local time is GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +30 267 102 9900

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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

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

Contacts

+30 28210 83800

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Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport (SKG)

Location

The airport is located about 10 miles (about 17km) south of the city centre.

Getting to the city

Bus 78 goes from Thessaloniki Airport to the city every hour and the journey takes about 45 minutes.

Time

Local time is GMT +2

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

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

Time

Local time is GMT +2

Contacts

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Corfu International Airport (CFU)

Overview

Corfu International Airport is the only airport on the island. Primarily a seasonal facility, it can be overwhelmed by summer crowds. Travellers should book early and expect delays. That said, there are a few duty-free shops, snack bars, and restaurants.

Corfu International Airport is located on the outskirts of Corfu Town and is accessible by bus or taxi.

Location

Just short of two miles (three km) south of Corfu

Getting to the city

Transit bus service (Bus line no.15) is provided between the Airport and the city centre of Corfu. Travellers can go to all destinations from the bus stop at San Rocco Square. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

Time

GMT +2

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Rhodes Diagoras International Airport (RHO)

Overview

Rhodes Diagoras International Airport is one of Greece's busiest airports. It's a great entry-point to many popular resorts on the Greek coast.

Summer is peak season for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun on the island paradise. As such, it's often more difficult to book flights to Rhodes International during the summer months, as the flights sell out quickly.

Location

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

Getting to the city

Buses run between the Airport and the city of Rhodes. The bus stop is located between the new and the old terminal. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

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Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Overview

Located 1.7 miles (2.8km) east of Crete's capital, Heraklion International Airport is among the busiest in Greece. 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 a new airport, Kastelli International, is scheduled to be operational by 2023.

Location

The airport is located 1.7 miles (2.8km) east of Heraklion on Crete.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

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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. It's roughly 16 miles (26km) southwest of Kos Town.

The airport is one of the busiest in Greece, as many tourists base themselves in Kos while exploring the country's islands. Passengers flying to Kos Island International should bring a lot of patience.

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

Known for its stunning scenery, Mykonos is one of Greece's most popular islands. Situated a convenient 2.5 miles (4km) from Mykonos Town (Chora), Mykonos Island National Airport is the main gateway to this popular destination.

Getting to Mykonos Town from the airport is easy, and passengers will find themselves exploring the island within a very short time of landing.

Location

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

Time

GMT +2

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

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