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Ryanair Adds 74 New Greek Flights to Summertime Roster

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Ryanair is adding 74 new routes to its Greek flight schedule this Summer. Credit: Wikipedia / Public Domain

The Ireland-based budget airline Ryanair announced on Friday a total of 74 new routes connecting Greece to European cities and countries, making its flight roster the largest ever for Greece. The extra Greek flights come at a time when the country is ramping up for its opening to tourists on May 14.

Just as the country braces for reopening, and after it agreed to lift quarantine restrictions on UK, American and EU residents, the extra flights serve as an important harbinger of the huge increase in Greek tourism that the company expects this Summer.

Ryanair’s Director of Marketing & Digital, Dara Brady, announced the added flights today, saying “As vaccination rollout programs continue in the coming months, air traffic is set to soar and we are delighted to announce the biggest ever Greek summer schedule with a total of 218 routes, including 74 new and over 550 weekly flights connecting Greece to a host of international and domestic destinations.”

The new Ryanair schedule includes flights to three new bases in Greece – Rhodes, Corfu and Chania, Crete.

Greek Flights schedule for Ryanair this Summer

Ryanair’s Summer flight schedule to Greece is as follows, showing the number of flights per week:

Chania – Berlin (2)
Chania – Billund (2)
Chania – Bologna (2)
Chania – Bremen (1)
Chania – Bari (2)
Chania – Budapest (3)
Chania – Cologne (1)
Chania – Rome Ciampino (2)
Chania – Gdansk (2)
Chania – Mykonos (3)
Chania – Kyiv (1)
Chania – Leeds (2)
Chania – Malta (2)
Chania – Newcastle (2)
Chania – Tel Aviv (5)
Chania – Turin (2)
Chania – Treviso (2)
Corfu – Aarhus (2)
Corfu – Barcelona (2)
Corfu – Copenhagen (2)
Corfu – Baden Baden (2)
Corfu – Munster (2)
Corfu – Heraklion (3)
Corfu – Santorini (2)
Corfu – Krakow (2)
Corfu – Marseille (2)
Corfu – Milan Malpensa (2)
Corfu – Weeze (2)
Corfu – Nuremberg (2)
Corfu – Odesa (2)
Corfu – Paphos (2)
Corfu – Sibiu (2)
Corfu – Shannon (2)
Corfu – Tel Aviv (3)
Corfu – Turin (2)
Corfu – Verona (2)
Corfu – Wroclaw (1)
Heraklion – Rhodes (2)
Heraklion – Corfu (3)
Mykonos – Budapest (2)
Mykonos – Chania (3)
Mykonos – Hahn (3)
Preveza (Aktion) – Stansted (2)
Rhodes – Barcelona (2)
Rhodes – Brindisi (2)
Rhodes – Birmingham (2)
Rhodes – Budapest (2)
Rhodes – Dublin (2)
Rhodes – Memmingen (2)
Rhodes – Heraklion (2)

Who can travel to Greece?

Greece is all set to ease travel from abroad and lift the quarantine requirement for American, British and EU travelers by next week, provided they are vaccinated or can show a negative test.

The move comes as Greece is gradually relaxing travel restrictions towards the official opening of the tourist season on May 14.

“We will gradually lift the restrictions at the beginning of next week ahead of the opening on May 14,” a senior Tourism Ministry official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The official said citizens from the European Union, the United States, Britain, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be allowed to travel to Greece via the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu, and two border crossings.

Passengers from those countries will not be quarantined, as long as they prove that they are fully vaccinated or show a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours prior to their arrival, the official said, adding the tourists would be subject to domestic lockdown restrictions.

Under current rules, all foreigners arriving in Greece must test negative and quarantine for seven days.

For passengers from Britain and the United Arab Emirates, a second mandatory test is also required upon their arrival.

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