Travel from London & Birmingham to Greece

(1) Fly direct to Volos (VOL) from London Gatwick via Charterfight.

(2) Fly to Thessaloniki (SKG), then taxi or local No. 78 bus (45 min) to the main coach station, and then a 2½ hour bus trip to Volos followed by bus, taxi (€50) or the pre-booked Kalikalos pickup to Kissos.

We recommend that you book your Thessaloniki—Volos bus by phone (Tel +30 24210 33254 or +30 24210 25527) the day before. The KTEL bus company will hold your reservation up to 30 min before the bus departs. If you are unable to obtain a reservation on the 13:00 or 15:15 bus from Thessaloniki to Volos, please take the next bus to Larissa and change for Volos.

The train from Thessaloniki to Volos is not recommended. It takes many hours especially if it misses the Volos connection in Larissa.

Easy Jet and Olympic air fly to Thessaloniki (SKG).

Connecting Easy Jet flights are available from Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast, and the four Scottish airports. Typical return fares to Athens/Thessaloniki on Easy Jet from London run as low as £140 if booked well in advance.

Agean Airlines fly London (Heathrow) to Athens/Thessaloniki and currently offer the cheapest return fare, especially if you select a Thursday departure and a Saturday return.

British Airways fly London Heathrow to Thessaloniki, at a more civilised hour than Easy Jet, but unfortunately for us they deleted their Friday departure in 2010.

Travel from other UK airports

From other Airports (Scotland, Belfast etc.) since there are no direct scheduled flights to Greece best options may include KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris, Lufthansa via Frankfurt or CSA via Prague.

At various times people have found all of them the best option, often finding the best buy flights on a consolidator such as OPODO or Travelocity.

Swiss air fly Birmingham to Thessaloniki via Zurich.
Ryan air fly London, Stanstead to Thessaloniki

(3) Fly to Athens (ATH) —the longest journey, and which requires getting from the airport into Athens railway or bus station and probably a night stopover in Athens. Easy Jet fly twice a day to Athens from Gatwick. Aegean Air, British Air and Olympic fly Heathrow to Athens. Olympic also fly Manchester—Athens and have recently attempted to become competitive with Easy Jet.

It is a beautiful 5 ½ hr train ride from Athens to Volos via a change at Larissa. However, Greek trains can only be pre-booked by a personal appearance at the train station, and are often fully booked on Fridays.

The bus from Athens (at the 260 Liossion street station, near Metro station Attiki) takes 4 ½ hr. Book it 48 hr in advance by phone (Tel +30 24210 33254 or +30 24210 25527).

Car hire/rental is available in Volos city or any of the above airports if you prefer this to taxis and you will then have a car available to go independently to the beach or explore the locality.

The following companies can often find you cheap flights:
Thomsonfly (Fridays) (0871 231 4869)
Sunvil (Fridays) (020 8758 4758)
Islands of Greece (0845 675 2600)
Imperial Tours (0208 881 3036)

Check skyscanner or whichairline for the best available options.

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