Direct flights to Greece: from which cities fly away to rest?


Как одно из самых популярных направлений среди отечественныхtourists, Greece is connected with many Russian cities flight connection. And in recent years, get to some Greek destinations without transfers became possible not only in summer season. What cities will fly to Greece directly?

The tourist season in Greece begins in May. It is from this of the month from the regions of Russia and Moscow launch direct charter flights that operate simultaneously with regular. With increasing demand has expanded the geography of flights. Today get to Sunny Hellas and its resorts can be from the following cities:

  • Moscow – Thessaloniki, Araxos, Heraklion (Crete), Athens, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Corfu;
  • St. Petersburg – Corfu Islands, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Crete, Athens, Thessaloniki;
  • Ufa – Thessaloniki;
  • Nizhny Novgorod – Thessaloniki;
  • Saratov – Thessaloniki;
  • Mineralnye Vody – Thessaloniki;
  • Krasnodar – Thessaloniki;
  • Kaliningrad – Thessaloniki;
  • Kazan – Thessaloniki;
  • Voronezh – Thessaloniki;
  • Volgograd – Thessaloniki;
  • Samara – Heraklion, Thessaloniki;
  • Novosibirsk – Heraklion, Thessaloniki;
  • Ekaterinburg – Heraklion, Thessaloniki;
  • Rostov-on-Don – Corfu, Rhodes, Thessaloniki;
  • Omsk – Crete, Rhodes.

Obviously, the resorts of Rhodes are most in demand. Crete and the Chalkidiki peninsula (flight to Thessaloniki). These Destinations, according to airlines and tour operators, take the most significant stream of tourists from Russia.

It is believed that the most favorable time to buy tickets to Greece – November and March. However, when it comes to regular year-round flights, only a few were lucky with them cities. In low season you can get directly from following cities:

  • Moscow – Thessaloniki, Athens;
  • Rostov-on-Don – Thessaloniki;
  • Mineral Waters – Thessaloniki.

Among the airlines operating direct flights from Russia to Greece – Ellinair, Saratov airlines, S7, Aeroflot, Aegean Airlines, UTair, Vim Avia, Ural Airlines. Flight time depending on the distance of the city can be both 3 hours (from the European part of Russia) and 6.5 hours (from cities of Siberia).

When planning a trip to Greece, it is worth remembering that the tickets charter flights are most often sold by tour operators only in complete with tour. Although there are exceptions or special promotions, which time you can buy a ticket to Greece at a bargain price and without tour package. As an alternative to direct flight it is worth considering flights with connections in Athens or Thessaloniki, and then the choice of destinations will not be limited to existing flight programs.

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