Flights to the Peloponnese, Greece
The Peloponnese is a peninsula and unique region of mainland Greece — connected to the central part of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth land bridge. The beautiful and rugged coastal landscape of the Peloponnese is particularly popular with hikers. The region is also archeologically rich, home to the ancient site of Olympia and numerous crumbling centuries-old stone castles and fortresses.
The closest commercial airport is Kalamata International Airport. As the Peloponnese is also located close to the city of Athens, the region can also be easily accessed by road within just a couple of hours if you fly to Athens International Airport. Much more information, including an airline guide and FAQs, can be found below.
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The ancient site of Olympia, on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula — where the original Olympic Games was hosted.
How To Fly to the Peloponnese
International Flights to the Peloponnese
Flights to the Peloponnese from the United States
If you’re planning to head to the Peloponnese from the US, you’ll have a couple of options to consider, depending on a few factors including your departure city and time of year.
The first option is to fly to Kalamata International Airport (the closest airport to the Peloponnese) via a connection at a European city such as London, UK. Due to the breadth of flights available from cities across the US to the UK, this may be the easiest option.
The second option is to fly to Athens International Airport. This will be a great option if you’re departing from Newark, Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago or Philadelphia – because airlines including American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines operate direct seasonal flights from these cities.
Flights to the Peloponnese from the UK
Flights to the Peloponnese are easy from the UK! You can fly directly from London (Heathrow) to either Kalamata International Airport or Athens International Airport, with airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways. Just remember that flights to both airports may be seasonal.
Flights to the Peloponnese from elsewhere
You can fly directly to Kalamata International Airport from a number of international destinations. However, this airport has less choice for international flights outside of Europe.
You can also fly directly to Athens International Airport from countries around the world — including China, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, China, the US, Canada and elsewhere.
What Airport to Fly to for the Peloponnese
Kalamata International Airport
Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is an airport serving the Greek city of Kalamata, and the closest airport to the Peloponnese region of Greece. Kalamata is a seasonal airport and mainly receives flights during the summer months. From Kalamata, a number of airlines operate seasonal flights to a number of international destinations — most of which are in Europe. Destinations include: London, UK; Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Vienna, Austria.
Distance to the Peloponnese region: About 76 km / 47 miles. The journey is approximately 1-2 hours by car.
✈ Airlines: Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Condor, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Jet2.com, LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair, Smartwings, Transavia, TUI fly Belgium and Volotea, among others.
Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport (ATH) is the largest international airport in Greece, serving the city of Athens and the surrounding region of Attica. Ryanair and Aegean Airlines (which use the airport as a hub) operate an extensive number of international flights to destinations in Europe. If you’re heading to the Peloponnese from an international location outside of Europe, you’ll likely find that flying to Athens is the more convenient option. Athens offers direct flights to cities in countries including China, America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, among others.
Distance to the Peloponnese region: 187 km / 116 miles. By car the journey is approximately 2-3 hours.
✈ Airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air China, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, Wizz Air, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Eurowings and EgyptAir, among others.
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Flights to the Peloponnese
What airport do you fly into for the Peloponnese?
The closest airports to Peloponnese with commercial flights are in Kalamata and Athens. Of these two large airports, Kalamata Kalamata is the closest to Peloponnese. However, it also has less flight options, with routes only to international destinations in Europe. For more choice, Athens might be the more convenient option.
Is there an airport in the Peloponnese?
When heading to the Peloponnese, many tourists will fly into Kalamata or Athens — both of which have large international airports. Peloponnese does have its own small airport, but there are no commercial flights that operate from this airport — only private charter operations.
What airlines fly to Kalamata?
There are a number of airlines that operate international flights to Kalamata, including: EL AL Israel Airlines, Aegean, Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and SAS.
Can you fly to the Peloponnese from the UK?
Yes! There are direct flights to Kalamata and Athens (the closest commercial airports to the Peloponnese) from the UK during the summer months. Fly to Kalamata from London’s Heathrow Airport. Or to Athens from UK cities including London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
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