Flights to Greece and Greek Air Travel
Air travel is the preferred method of travel of the millions of visitors who travel to Greece each year. With the new and modern Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Spata, Athens, it is a much more easygoing affair than the old Athens airport at Ellinikon, near Glyfada.
There are bus services, which will take you straight to the center of Athens as well as the port of Piraeus. There is also a train connection with the airport, that can be caught from the center of Athens.
These trains run approximately every 30 minutes, though they are not in 24 hours operation, so if you arrive at the Athens airport in the night or early morning, you will need to catch a bus or take a taxi to your final destination.
The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport handles the majority of international flights to Greece, as well as domestic flights to mainland Greece and the Greek islands.
During its first year in operation, it catered for over 12 million arrivals in Greece. The airport also rose to 5th position in the Global Ranking of International Airports, and maintains 2nd position in European airports.
The domestic flight is to Thessaloniki, in the north of Greece is the busiest of domestic flights in Greece. There are also flights leaving Athens for over 20 of the Greek islands. The national carrier Olympic Airways operates the largest portion of domestic flights in Greece.
If you are planning travel to destinations in Greece by domestic flights, It is recommended however, to try to book your tickets as early as possible, because during the summer months, these routes are fully booked, and finding a ticket at the last minute could prove to be very difficult indeed.