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Getting to Greece


Greece’s main airport is Athens International Airport (ATH). From here there are internal flights to many of the larger islands. Throughout summer, direct international flights also operate from various European capitals to the more popular islands, such as Kefalonia (EFL), Kos (KGS), Mykonos (JMK), Rhodes (RHO), Santorini (JTR), Skiathos (JSI), and Zakynthos (ZTH), plus Heraklion (HER) on Crete.


Delta flies direct to Athens from New York (JFK), Continental direct from New York (Newark) and US Airways direct from Philadelphia. From Athens, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air operate regular flights to the islands.

Flight Times

To Athens, about 9 hours from New York; 11 hours 15 minutes from Philadelphia; 19 hours from Los Angeles (including layover). From here, expect an additional flight of 30 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on which island you are travelling to.

By Sea

The Greek islands are served by a complex network of ferries and high-speed catamarans. On the mainland, the largest port is Pireaus (Athens), with boats serving all the island groups except the Ionian. To reach the Ionian islands you should depart from Patra.

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