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Greece - Getting There


There are International flights to Athens from most major capitals year round. Scheduled airlines, charter flights and discount airlines such as Easyjet all fly into Athens airport from a number of destinations.

Olympic Airlines (www.olympicairlines.com) is Greece's national carrier.

There are direct charter flights from Europe to the islands during the summer months (April/May to October).

There is a good network of domestic flights running year round from Athens to the islands, operated by Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines


Ferries run from Italy To Greece 2 to 3 times a week. From Ancona and Bari to Patra in the Peloponnese.

Ferries to the Islands run daily from Piraeus to most Islands during the summer months. The larger islands, such as Crete and Rhodes also have daily services throughout the winter, but many of the smaller islands have less frequent winter services.


International rail connections operate from Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey to Athens and Thessaloniki, and there is a reasonable rail network on the Peloponnese, which links the port of Patra with Athens.

There is also a rail service linking the port of Piraeus to central Athens.

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Information courtesy of Carol Palioudaki, author of The Cool Guide to Living in Crete, available at www.livingincrete.net

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