Navigate Major Airports in Greece
Greece boasts a diverse array of airports, encompassing both domestic and international hubs.
Eleftherios Venizelos/Airport of Athens (ATH)
Eleftherios Venizelos/Airport of Athens is the premier airport just outside the capital. It enjoys convenient accessibility via bus, suburban railway, or metro from the city center. This major gateway receives the bulk of foreign visitors entering Greece. Many of these travelers subsequently embark on connecting flights to reach Greek islands or make their way to Athens’ ports for ferry travel to the islands.
Airport of Thessaloniki/Makedonia Airport (SKG)
The second-largest international airport in Greece is Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport, particularly favored by those vacationing in the country’s northern regions.
Several prominent islands like Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Skiathos, Corfu, and Kefalonia host international airports. These islands are commonly connected to one another through ferry services, which often present a more cost-effective alternative to air travel.
Key island airports
- Santorini Airport (JTR)
- Mykonos Airport (JMK)
- Crete Airport (HER)
- Rhodes Airport (RHO)
- Kos Airport (KGS)
- Skiathos Airport (JSI)
- Corfu Airport (CFU)
- Kefalonia Airport (EFL)
Flights to Greece Snapshot
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The Cheapest Time to Fly to Greece
If you are flying to Greece from USA, the cheapest times to visit are September, October, and November. Booking in September can save about 13% compared to the average yearly flight cost. Another good time to go is just before summer, from April to early June. Keep in mind, though, that in April, Greeks celebrate Easter, which can make accommodation a bit pricier, but still not as costly as in summer. You can also visit in January, February, and December, as these months are considered off-peak and offer cheaper flight prices. It’s best to avoid the peak season in August to ensure a cheap trip to Greece.
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Here’s a breakdown of airfare when flying to Athens International Airport (ATH)
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Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to visit Greece?
The best time of year to visit Greece depends largely on your personal preferences. If you’re looking for ideal weather and a balance between affordability and crowd sizes, late spring (May) and early fall (September and October) are optimal times.
From late May to early October, you’ll experience the warmest weather in the Greek Islands. This period offers abundant sunshine, pleasant warmth, and suitable water temperatures for swimming, especially in August and early September. For beach lovers and sun worshippers, this is the perfect time for seaside relaxation and aquatic recreation.
For sightseeing enthusiasts, the months from April to mid-May and October to early November offer the best conditions. During these times, the weather remains mild, the crowds are fewer, and the iconic views of Greece’s historic landmarks are unobstructed.
In terms of cultural experiences, the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter, which culminate on Easter Sunday, represent the country’s most significant holiday. These festivities are a major highlight during April.
How long is a flight from the U.S. to Greece?
Here are the flight times from airports in the USA to Athens International Airport:
- Boston (BOS) to Athens (ATH) – 9 hours 15 minutes
- Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) – 9 hours 15 minutes
- New York (JFK) to Athens (ATH) – 9 hours 40 minutes
- Chicago (ORD) to Athens (ATH) – 12 hours 14 minutes
- Los Angeles (LAX) to Athens (ATH) – 14 hours and 40 minutes
Are there direct flights to Greece from USA?
Delta is the only American airline offering direct flights to Greece. This includes direct flights from Boston to Greece, departing from Boston Logan International Airport and arriving at Athens International Airport well as from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).