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Airports of Greece on the map

At the moment, Greece has 15 international airports. They are located mainly on the islands, as this is a very popular tourist destination. However, traveling around the country is very simple, and there are connections with every part of Greece. Explore in advance your travel route, because perhaps cheaper airports are more convenient for you than in the major cities of Greece.

The largest airports in Greece

18 million passengers)

Athens Airport is also known as Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. It is the main international airport serving Athens and the Attica region. It is the busiest airport in Greece and serves as the hub of the Aegean Airlines and other national airlines. According to last year’s data, the airport ranks 30th in Europe.

    Heraklion Airport — code IATA HER — (

6 million passengers)

Heraklion Airport or Nikos Kazantzakis is the second busiest airport in the country. It serves as the air traffic of the island of Crete and is located 5 km east of the main center of the city of Heraklion. It offers flights to major European destinations and leisure centers, and in high season offers connections to more than 100 locations.

    Thessaloniki Airport — code IATA SKG — (

5.3 million Passengers)

Thessaloniki Airport is also known as Macedonia Airport (formerly Micra Airport) located 7 km south of the White Tower of Thessaloniki in Termi. It is the main airport of Northern Greece and serves the region of Thessaloniki, a popular destination of Halkidiki and nearby cities.

    Rhodes Airport — Code IATA RHO — (

4.6 million Passengers)

Another name for the airport is Diagoras Airport, it is located on the western side of the Greek island of Rhodes. It is located 14 km southwest of the island’s capital. During the high season, it offers a (mostly charter) flight to many European destinations.

    Chania Airport — IATA CHQ code — (

2.8 million passengers)

Chania or Daskalodzhiannis Airport is an international airport located on the Akrotiri peninsula on the island of Crete, serving the city of Chania, located 14 km away. The airport offers a wide range of connections to all parts of Europe.

    Corfu Airport — code IATA CFU — (

2.4 million passengers)

Corfu Airport, also called Ioannis Kapodristrias Airports, is an airport on the Greek island of Corfu, which includes both regular and charter flights from Europe. The peak of the travel season is in the summer, from April to October. The airport is located 2 km south of the city of Corfu.

    Kos Airport — IATA KGS code — (

2.1 million Passengers)

Hippocrates Airport is another name for this smaller airport, located near the village of Andimahia, serving the island of Kos. Since the island is a very popular tourist destination, the airport celebrates summer passenger traffic.

    Santorini Airport (Thira) — IATA JTR code — (

1.5 million Passengers)

Santorini Airport is located north of the village of Kamari. By its size, the airport can simultaneously serve no more than 6 aircraft. It is located just 6 km southeast of the center of Tira. It offers flights to Ryanair, Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and many other companies.

  • Zakynthos Airport — IATA ZTH code — (1.3 million passengers)

Zakynthos Airport or Dionysios Solomos serves the island of Zakynthos in Greece. The airport is located in close proximity to the city of Kalamaki. Unlike most other airports, it prohibits landings and departures from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am, due to the endangered turtles that lay eggs on the beach at night.

    Mykonos Airport — IATA code JMK — (

0.9 million Passengers)

The airport serving the island of Mykonos is located just 4 km from the city center. In low season, it has limited flights and opening hours. However, this changes in the summer when the island becomes a popular tourist destination.

    Airport Cefalonia — code IATA EFL — (

0.5 million Passengers)

Also called: Anna Pollat ​​Airport

Nearby cities: Sami, Poros, Lixouri, Lourdata

To the city of Cefalonia from the airport: taxi — 20 min.

    Mytilene Airport — IATA code MJT — (

0.5 million Passengers)

Also called: Odysseas Elytis Airport

Nearby cities: Varya, Marmaro, Cratigu, Charamida

To the city of Mytilene from the airport: taxi — 15 min.

Samos Airport — code IATA SMI — (

0.4 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Aristarchus from Samos Airport
  • Nearby cities: Strogggilo, Kokkari, Pifagorio
  • To the city of Samos from the airport: taxi — 15 min.

Aktion Airport — IATA PVK code — (

0.4 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Preveza Airport, Lefkada Airport
  • Nearby cities: Vonitsa, Paliampela, Drimos, Psathaki
  • To the city of Aktion from the airport: public bus — 25 minutes.

Skiathos Airport — IATA JSI Code — (

0.4 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport
  • Nearby cities: Achladias, Xanemos, Kalyvia
  • To the city of Skiathos from the airport: bus — 20 min.

Kavala Airport — IATA KVA code — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Alexander the Great Airport
  • Nearby cities: Tosca, Sanatorium, Chalkero
  • To the city of Kavala from the airport: bus — 15 min.

Karpathos Airport — code IATA AOK — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: /
  • Nearby cities: Lucky, Aperi, Arkasa
  • To the city of Karpathos from the airport: bus — 20 min, taxi — 15 min.

Chios Airport — IATA code JKH — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Omiros Airport
  • Nearby cities: Karfas, Vrontados, Nenita
  • To the city of Chios from the airport: taxi — 10 min.

Kalamata Airport — code IATA KLX — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Captain Vasilis Konstantakopulos
  • Nearby cities: Tariffs, Akovitika, Lake
  • To the city of Kalamata from the airport: public bus — 20 min.

Araxos Airport — IATA GPA code — (

0.1 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Agamemnon Airport
  • Nearby cities: Metochi, Limnohori, Kalamaki, Lakkopetra
  • To Araxos Airport: public bus — 30 min.

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