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Friday, April 10, 2009

How to get to | Greece

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Onkel Tuca

Many visitors to Greece arrive by cruise ship or by ferry. Land travel from neighbouring countries is also fairly easy by car or bus. There are some train routes but these are relatively expensive. Options for flying to Greece include:

  • Star Alliance - Adria, Air China, Austrian, Blue1, Continental (seasonal), Egyptair, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, Swiss, Thai, Turkish, US Airways
  • Oneworld - British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Malev, Royal Jordanian
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM
  • Other - most European low cost carriers, most major European and Middle Eastern airlines

TIP Ferries, cruises and flights tend to be full in summer peak season (July-August). Book well ahead for summer award flights.

TIP In low season and on the shoulder of peak season watch out for short notice cancellations of ferries or flights as operators struggle to manage the rapid change in demand.

TIP Longhaul fares from Greece are some of the cheapest in Western Europe.

UPDATED November 2009 - Continental switch from Sky Team to Star Alliance. No change to advice.


StopHurtingAmerica said...

Love what you do ;)

Any chance of a post on Turkey?

The Global Traveller said...

Sure - this how to get to series will eventually cover every country (as well as some other places).

Since you've requested Turkey I'll do it in the next few weeks.