How Can You Go to Greece?

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You can reach Greece by plane, which is undoubtedly the most convenient way, by car, by train and by boat. The two most popular points of entry are the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, with more than 15 million visitors annually and the Evzoni Border Crossing with around 6 million visitors per year.

 

By Plane

July, August and Easter week are considered high season for visitors of Greece, therefore airfares are more expensive. Booking in advance can save you a considerable amount of money. You can reach Athens by travelling to “Eleftherios Venizelos”, the biggest airport in Greece. Thessaloniki also has its own airport and so does Corfu, Chania (Crete), Heraklion (Crete), Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini and Zakynthos. You can also travel by plane to Kalamata, Kavala, Volos, Preveza, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Samos, Lesvos and Limnos.

 

By Train

Due to the financial problems faced by the Greek government, international and some of the domestic Greek rail routes are temporarily out of service. If you really want to travel to Greece by train you can cross from the UK to France, continue to Italy and then take a ferry from Bari or Brindisi to the city of Patra. You can then reach Athens by bus. This trip will take around 3 days and it is surely more expensive than booking a flight.

 

By Car

If you have time to spend and want to make your trip to Greece more adventurous, you can travel to Greece by car. The most used route is through France and then Italy. You will then reach Greece on an Adriatic ferry. You can also go through Eastern Europe (from Hungary to Romania and then Bulgaria), but it’s a far more complicated route and you will need to be very prepared to face bureaucratic issues and get visas. It is worth it, however, if your plan is to explore the northern part of Greece.

 

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