has 16 international airports and has air links to every major
city in Europe. In addition, there are direct flights to and
from the USA, Canada, Australia and various Asian cities.
There are also frequent flights to/from Istanbul and
Sofia. Cheap charter flights are available from London, Amsterdam,
Frankfurt and Paris to Athens, Thessaloniki and some of the islands.
However, conditions apply; if you take a side trip to Turkey
you may not be allowed to use the return portion of your charter-flight
ticket. By land, there are road connections from Turkey, Bulgaria,
Albania and Macedonia. There are also trains from Macedonia,
Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey. Travelling to Greece on an Inter-rail
or Eurail pass does not necessarily entail travel through Macedonia,
however, as the ferry-crossing from Italy is often included in
There are ferries from Brindisi, Bari and Otranto
in Italy, and from various Aegean ports in Turkey. There are
also boats from Israel and Cyprus.