If you’re planning on flying into Greece, you may be wondering what the best airport to fly into would be.
Whether you’re looking to fly into the closest airport to your destination, find an international airport in Greece or catch a connecting flight from Athens, this post will go through all the Greek islands with airports to help you plan the perfect trip.
List of Greek Islands with Airports
Here is a complete list of all the Greek islands with airports, both domestic and international:
- Heraklion (Crete)
- Chania (Crete)
Greek Islands with Airports Map: Airports on the Greek Islands
Here is a complete Greek Islands map that includes both national and international airports on the Greek Islands:
Greek Islands with International Airports
Travelling from a Greece international airport, you’ll be able to fly out of Greece rather than boarding a national flight to Athens for a connecting flight. Some of the major airports in Greece (on the islands) are listed below. These are some of the major airports in Greece:
Greek Islands with Only National Flights (Usually Just to Athens)
View cheap flights from Athens to the Greek islands:
Small Greek Islands with Airports
If you’re dreaming of a trip to a quiet Greek island, but you still want to have the ease of an airport on the island, there are still plenty of quiet Greek islands with airports. Here are some of our top recommendations:
Skyros is the perfect Greek island to get away from it all, located in the Northern Sporades.
Skyros National Airport serves flights from Athens to catch a connecting flight to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
There are 4-6 flights per week from Skyros to Athens with a journey duration of 45 minutes.
In Skyros, you can spend your time exploring the traditional inland villages, dine on traditional Greek food or go diving around the ancient wrecks.
Leros is a quiet island in the Dodecanese with a national airport that serves flights from Athens.
In Leros, you can explore the quaint villages of Alinda and Agia Marina, which are best seen by hiring a car. If you’re a sun seeker, choose from 9 spectacular beaches with crystal clear water off the tourist track.
There is usually at least 1 flight per day from Leros to Athens with a journey duration of 1 hour. Olympic Air runs most flights.
Astypalaia is a small quiet island located in the Dodecanese island group with a national airport that runs flights to Athens.
There is usually at least 1 flight per day to Athens from Astypalaia with a journey duration of 1 hour. Sky Express runs most flights.
If you’re a beach lover, there are many other beaches to discover! In Astypalaia, you can visit the beautiful beaches of Kaminakia Beach, Agios Konstantinas Beach and Koutsomitis Beach. You could also spend your time sightseeing at Atypalaia Castle or going on a boat trip around the island and taking in the picturesque scenery.
Lemnos is a somewhat large but quiet island located in Northeast Aegean. Explore the picturesque capital – Myrina Town, discover the dunes in the north of Lemnos or explore one of the many stunning beaches.
Where can you travel from Lenmos Airport?
Lemnos international airport can serve flights outside of Greece, but flights mainly run to Athens (55 minutes). Flights also run (sometimes seasonally) to:
Lefkada is a quiet island in the Ionian islands group, connected to the Greek mainland by a causeway – the perfect choice of a quiet Greek island with ease of travel! The island has an international airport where (in peak season) you can fly to many destinations around Europe, including the UK.
In Lefkada, you can explore the stunning beaches with soft white sand and crystal clear water. You could also visit the waterfalls of Nydri or the Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni.
Cyclades Islands with Airports
If you’re planning a visit to the Cyclades, there are plenty of Cyclades Islands Airports:
Mykonos is one of the most famous islands in Greece with its stunning town, iconic windmills and vibrant nightlife. Explore the winding streets of the old town and shop till you drop at the designer boutiques and souvenir shops.
The island of Mykonos has some of the best beaches in Greece, our favourites for families being Kalifatis Beach and Elia Beach. Mykonos is somewhat more expensive than other Greek islands, so be prepared to pay!
You can travel to Mykonos from many destinations worldwide, including from many airports in the UK, Athens and Thessaloniki.
Santorini is a must-visit island on any trip to Greece. You can fly to Santorini all year round with a huge range of destination choices during the summer months.
In Santorini, you can see the world-famous views in Oia and Fira, visit the black sand beaches of Kamari and Perivelos and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Santorini.
More on Santorini: One Day in Santorini: A Day Trip Itinerary
Paros is one of the best destinations in the Cyclades. Explore the stunning beaches on the east coast or explore the capital’s winding streets – Parikia. Head inland, and you’ll find isolated villages in picturesque settings with delicious traditional Greek food.
Paros has a national airport that only has flights to Athens and is located 10km from Parikia and Paros Port. Many flights run from Paros to Athens, especially in peak season. Flights are run by Voleta, Sky Express, Olympic Air and Aegean with a flight time of 40 minutes.
Naxos has some of the best beaches in Greece and is also one of the top family-friendly islands in Greece. Naxos Town is one of the most stunning places in the Cyclades, with winding streets leading to Kastro Castle as well as the stunning St George Beach. Head south, and you’ll find Agios Prokopios – my favourite place in Greece, Agia Anna and Plaka – all with gorgeous beaches. Inland, you can visit the prehistoric Acropolis of Naxos and the stunning village of Appolonia.
Naxos Airport is located 4km from Naxos Town and serves flights only to Athens. Flights are 40 minutes to Athens, where you can connect to many destinations worldwide. Flights from Naxos to Athens are run by Sky Express, Olympic, Aegean and Voleta.
More on Naxos:
Milos is one of the most popular islands in the Cyclades with its port town Adamas and the beautiful hillside capital Plaka. Head around the coast, and you’ll find over 70 stunning beaches and the famous rock formations of Sarakinikio. With its rich mining heritage, ample shopping and gorgeous turquoise sea, a trip to Milos is a must.
Milos has a national airport that serves flights only to Athens. The airport is located 5km from Adamantas and has flights to Athens twice each day with a duration of 40 minutes.
More on Milos:
Airports in Greece Near Santorini
Santorini International Airport (JTR) is the most obvious choice if you’re planning a trip to Santorini. There are other airports just a short ferry journey away from Santorini. However, there may not be flights from your country of origin, or flights may be overpriced.
- Heraklion International Airport – 2-hour ferry to Santorini.
- Mykonos International Airport – 2-4 hours from Santorini by ferry.
You could also fly from Athens to a national airport nearby, including:
- Paros Island National Airport – 2-4 hours by ferry from Santorini.
- Naxos Island Public Airport – 1.5-3 hours from Santorini by ferry.
- Milos Public Airport – 2-5 hours from Santorini by ferry.
Airports in Crete
Crete is the biggest island in Greece and the perfect holiday destination for all travellers. The island is so big it has 3 airports. Here is a complete guide to the airports in Crete, Greece.
Heraklion is the second major Crete, located towards the island’s east side.
Domestic Flights from Heraklion:
International Flights from Heraklion: Tel Aviv (Middle East) and Yekaterinburg (Russia)
Flights to Europe from Heraklion:
- Albania (Tirana)
- Austria (Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna)
- Belgium (Brussels)
- Cyprus (Larnaca)
- Czechia (Brno, Ostrava, Prague)
- France (Many Routes)
- Germany (Many Routes)
- Hungary (Budapest)
- Italy (Many Routes)
- Latvia (Riga)
- Netherlands (Many Routes)
- Poland (Many routes)
- Romania (Bucharest, Cluj, Napoca)
- Russia (Many routes)
- Serbia (Belgrade)
- Spain (Barcelona/Madrid)
View flights to Heraklion for your dates below:
Chania Airport is the main airport in Crete, located towards the west of the island.
Domestic Flights from Chania: Athens, Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki.
International Flights from Chania: Tel Aviv (Middle East)
Flights to Europe from Chania: Flights to most European countries run from Chania, including:
- Austria (Vienna)
- Bulgaria (Sofia)
- Belgium (Brussels/Ostend)
- Cyprus (Paphos)
- Czechia (Prague)
- Denmark (Coppenhagen – seasonal, Billend)
- Finland (Helsinki – seasonal)
- Germany (Many routes)
- Hungary (Budapest)
- Netherlands (Amsterdam)
- Sweden (Stokholm)
- Switzerland (Zurich – seasonal)
- Ukraine (Kyiv)
- UK: Birmingham (seasonal), Leeds (seasonal), Bristol, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stanstead, Heathrow), Nottingham and Manchester
View flights to Chania for your dates below:
Sitia Airport is located on the far east side of Crete, with domestic flights from around Greece. Sky Express runs most flights.
Greek Islands with Direct Flights from London
If you’re planning a trip to Greece from the UK, London has the best choice of flights to Greece. If you live in London, you’ll have lots of options!
Tip: If you’re travelling on public transport, Gatwick and Heathrow are much easier to reach!
You can travel to the following Greece airports from the UK (London):
Here is exactly how to get from London to the Greek islands.
Flights to Crete from UK
Chania, Crete (Gatwick/Heathrow/Stanstead)
Heraklion, Crete (Gatwick/Heathrow/Luton/Stansted)
Flights to the Ionian Islands from London
Flights to the Dodocenese from London
Flights to the Cyclades from London
Flights to the North Aegean Islands from London
View the best flight deals to London below:
Airports on the Greek Mainland
If you’re planning on exploring Mainland Greece, there are a variety of airports to choose from:
Finding Cheap Flights to the Greek Islands
I use Trip.com to find the best flight deals for my trips. Simply search you’re preferred route, and the tool will find the cheapest flights for you.
You should also consider flying from an airport further away from your home, which could save you a lot of money. You should also consider flying from an airport further away from your home, saving you a lot of money. When you search your preferred route, Trip.com will show other possible routes to save you money.
We have a range of transport guides on the blog which show you the best ways to travel to different destinations around Greece from the UK and other Greek islands.
Greece Transport Guides
Plan Your Trip to Greece
View our Ultimate Amorgos Family Travel Guide