Flights to Greece

by Cristina  

Probably the easiest way to get to Greece is by air. No matter what city or island you want to get to, one stop would always be Athens or Thessaloniki. Once on one of these two major airports, choose one of the domestic flights or ferries to connect to other islands or cities. Most international flights allow for the necessary time for making the connection with internal flights.

Flights to Athens

Most of the international flights arrive on Athens’ International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The airport opened in 2001 and has excellent service being part of a pioneer concept combining public and private partnership. It provides connections to Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, Middle East and Africa as well as to some long-haul destinations.

The airport is located 27 km North-East of Athens and is connected to the city via Attiki Odos, a modern six lane motorway. Public transportation –express airport busses- connect the airport to the center of the city and to the port of Piraeus.

There are 64 airlines serving the Airport. Some of the international airlines serving Athens International Airport are:
• Continental Airlines: flights to Newark (New Jersey):
• Delta Air Lines: flights to New York and Atlanta;
• Alitalia: flights to Milan and Rome;
• Lufthansa German Airlines: flights to Frankfurt and Munich;
• Air France: flights to Paris;
• Easy Jet: flights to Berlin, Milan and London;
• SWISS: flights to Geneva and Zurich;
• Cyprus Airways: flights to Larnaca and Paphos;
• Iberia: flights to Barcelona and Madrid;
• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: flights to Amsterdam;
• SN Brussels Airlines: flights to Brussels;
• SAS Scandinavian Airlines: flights to Copenhagen, Olso and Stockholm;
• Saudi Arabian Airlines: flights to Jeddah and Riyadh;
• Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise: flights to St. Petersburg;
• Thai Airways International: flights to Bangkok;
• Egyptair: flights to Cairo;
• Singapore Airlines: flights to Singapore.

Flights to Thessaloniki

The second most used airport in Greece is Thessaloniki’s International Airport “Macedonia”. It is located 15 km South East from the center of the city. Some international flights arrive here mostly from European and Middle East cities.

Currently, there are 25 airlines departing from Thessaloniki Airport, including:
• Aegean Airlines: flights to Athens and Munich;
• Alitalia: flights to Rome and Milan;
• SWISS: flights to Zurich;
• Czech Airlines: flights to Prague;
• Cyprus Airways: flights to Larnaca and Paphos;
• British Airways: flights to London;
• Austrian: flights to Vienna;
• TAROM: flights to Bucharest;
• Hapag-Lloyd Express: flights to Munich and Stuttgart;
• LTU International Airways: flights to Athens and Dusseldorf; and
• Aerosvit Airlines: flights to Kiev.

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