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There are a total of 14 airports in mainland Greece and of these, 7 international ones are fewer than the islands, but still very important as they are often the main gateway to places to spend your holidays.
Continental airports with direct flights: which islands do they connect?
The airports of Mainland Greece with direct flights , are the main hub for reaching an island . The most important airport in mainland Greece, but also in all of Greece is Athens : from here you can reach practically all the Greek islands reaching the port of Piraeus , that of Rafina or Lavrio depending on where your ferry leaves for your destination. Or with a domestic flight, if the destination is a island with airport .
Thessaloniki is the second most important airport in Greece. From the port of Thessaloniki it is not possible to reach any island, while it is an important port of call for reaching many Greek islands in the different archipelagos.
Kavala has an international airport from where some flights to the islands, while its port is the starting point for many islands, mainly those of the North-Eastern Aegean.
Landing in Kalamata you reaches the island of Elafonissos in front of the coasts of the Peloponnese famous for its white sand beaches.
Patras which in addition to being an important port of call for ferries from Italy, is an international airport from where, once landed, you can reach the port from where ferries depart for the Ionian islands .
Preveza is an airport in mainland Greece, although for many it is the airport of Lefkada : in fact the island is connected by a bridge to the mainland, and is very close to the Preveza city airport (just under 20 km).
Volos is the main gateway of the Sporades Islands: once landed at its airport, you can reach the port of Volos itself from which you can reach Skyathos, Skopelos, Alonisos and Skyros.
The airports to reach the main destinations of Mainland Greece
The two most important tourist destinations of mainland Greece are: Halkidiki Peninsula , which can be easily reached by landing at Thessaloniki airport, and Peloponnese , which has two airports: Kalamata and Patras. In both cases, the final destinations are reachable once landed, both in bus and by car thanks to the good network of motorways built or in the process of being completed.
Other important destinations in mainland Greece can be reached by internal flights. The airports are those of Alexandroupoli, to reach Thrace, Ioannina in the inner part of Epirus, and the airports of Kastoria and Kozani in North Macedonia.
There are secondary airports or airports intended for small private planes: Megara, Messolonghi and Karditsa airports.