Flights to the Greek mainland head for Athens and Thessaloniki. See our individual destination pages for more details of airlines, routes, UK departure airports and airport transport.
Twenty kilometres from the city centre. Many of the best deals are found with EasyJet. You should also find attractive fares with from London Gatwick and London Heathrow with airlines like Aegean Airlines, Olympic and British Airways.
Fifteen kilometres from Thessaloniki city centre. Well placed for holiday destinations in Northern Greece like the Halkidiki peninsula. Ryanair operate year-round flights from London Stansted. EasyJet fly all year round from London Gatwick. EasyJet also operate a seasonal route from Manchester from March to October. Well-priced flights with British Airways from Gatwick. The choice of departure airport increases in the long beach holiday season, when tour operator Thomson operates charter flights.
Intense competition between charter and low-cost airlines means affordable fares. Larger islands like Corfu and Rhodes have a wider choice of airline and departure airport than smaller islands like Samos. The most popular destinations include Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante, Kos, Kefalonia, Mykonos, Samos and Skiathos. See our individual island pages for more details of airlines, routes, UK departure airports and airport transport.
Direct flights are available during the long beach holiday season, when tour operators like Thomson and Monarch operate charter flights from airports throughout the UK. Seasonal routes often begin in March or May and end in October or November.
Many of the best deals are found with low-cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair. These routes are also seasonal, starting in March and ending in October. You should also find attractive fares from Jet2.com. Reasonably priced flights are also available from airlines flying from London Heathrow. These usually include Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Olympic and Air Berlin.
Flights tend to be more expensive during the summer school holiday period. Many of the best deals are found in early spring and autumn. It is always worth booking as well in advance as possible. The lowest fares are often from London Gatwick.
Finding direct flights in the winter season is problematic if not impossible. Low-season visitors to the islands have to rely on local ferry services or fly via Athens.