We have proposed a guide from Greece, with general information on the country. We have listed and shown the maps of the main Greek islands and their archipelagos. Here, however, we want to point out, the islands with airport, so easier to reach.
Greece islands with airport
The islands of Greece are all beautiful. An infinity of islands and islets with beaches and dreamy sea. Real paradises where everyone wants to go at least once. The Ionian Islands can be reached directly with ferries departing from the Italian ports on the Adriatic (Ancona, Bari, Brindisi). The plane is certainly faster. Many Greek islands, at least the main tourist destinations, can be reached by air thanks to the international airports available. Not all, though. let’s discover what they are together.
Here are the islands of Greece with international airport, connected with the rest of Europe. We start from the west, from the islands closest to Italy.
Ionian Islands with airport: Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada-Preveza (Aktion national airport, active in summer, near the town of Preveza, on the Greek mainland 20 km from Lefkada, connected to the mainland by a bridge), Zante, Kythera ( national airport only).
Crete: the island has two airports, in Iraklio (capital) and in Chania.
Cyclades islands with airport: Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos (domestic airport), Paros (small domestic airport), Milos (small national airport connected only with Athens), Syros (domestic airport).
Dodecanese islands with airport: Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Kasos (small domestic airport), Kastellorizo (small domestic airport), Astypalaia (small domestic airport), Kalymnos (small domestic airport), Leros (small domestic airport).
North and Eastern Aegean islands with airport: Samos, Lesbos, Limnos, Ikaria (small domestic airport), Chios (domestic airport),
Sporades islands with airport: Skiathos, Skiros (domestic airport)
The islands of Greece that represent the main tourist destinations and have an international airport are connected in summer by numerous direct flights, both scheduled and low cost, departing also from Italian airports.
The other islands are important tourist destinations, like many of the Cyclades, but without an airport they are connected with ferries or fast hydrofoils departing from the nearby islands with airport or from the port of Piraeus (for example Ios is connected by hydrofoil to Santorini, while to reach Milos take the ferry from Piraeus).