Volos Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Volos Airport is also called Nea Anchialos National Airport.
  • It opened for business in 1991.
  • It’s 11 miles west of the city itself.
  • In 2010 only 55,000 people passed through its terminal.
  • A limited number of airlines use the airport but it’s in Ryanair’s budget schedule.

Volos Airport Mini Guide

Why am I Going to Volos?
It’s a good base for beginning an exploration of the Sporades Islands including Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Ferries go out daily from the port and it’s possible to island hop using them by staying overnight on each island. The city is also important to Greek mythology, being the site of ancient Iolcos, the home of Jason (of the Argonauts fame) and Mount Pelion, home of the centaurs.

volos view

How do I get to Volos?
Volos International Airport is about seventeen miles from Volos and has connections by bus, train and taxi to the city. Almost all flights here are seasonal holiday charters including Monarch’s from Manchester and Gatwick. Year round scheduled flights operate from Athens and Crete so you can access the city at other times by taking a low cost airline flight from the UK to either destination.

What is the Airport Like?
It’s still currently small, despite the implementation of the first phases of expansion and has limited facilities but the remaining four phases are expected to incorporate an increase in passenger amenities.

What can I Expect When I Land?
It often looks like a building site and your route through the airport can change from one week to another. The airport has tried to maintain some semblance of order but the information desk is often busy as passengers try to find their way around. Passport control is often rudimentary, depending on how busy the airport is and sometimes the baggage reclaim can take a while to get underway. Hire car paperwork is completed at the desks at the far end of the arrivals hall and your car is usually parked just outside the terminal. There is currently a bus to the train station whilst work on the direct train link is completed and the bus continues on to Volos by the E95 main road. Taxis are plentiful at the airport and fares are reasonable into the city. There are no facilities for obtaining cash at the airport.

volos airport

What About When I go Home?
Checking in is quick and simple despite the work going on although sometimes you’ll wonder whether your cases will make it to the plane. There’s only a small kiosk on the landside part of the airport selling pre-packaged food and drink plus Greek newspapers and confectionery. After security there is a small refreshments area with cold and reheated snacks plus drinks although sometimes this is closed when work is carrying on in the area. There is currently no duty free facility here although the airport is planning one together with a good range of other shops when expansion plans have been completed. To be sure that you can eat, drink and avoid boredom, you are advised to bring a small lunch with drinks and a book or game to keep family members occupied.

Latest Update from Volos Airport:

21/03/17– Condor have announced a new flight from Munich to Volos as of April this year. This may be helpful to visitors wishing to fly to the relatively small destination of Volos on a connecting flight. 

Driving in Volos Airport

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    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

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  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


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Car Hire Volos Airport Customer Comments:

The airport in Volos is a bit strange as it's a military airport really, so there's quite a few military aircraft about and also men with guns! Apart from that, it serves its purpose.

Vicky - Ireland
08/08/2011 17:35 PM

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20/07/2011 13:08 PM

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Volos Airport is small but accepts domestic and international scheduled and chartered flights, some on a seasonal basis. You may have come here for business as the city is an important commercial port but if you’ve arrived as a tourist we’d recommend that you hire a car and explore the region around the city.

First on the list should be the incredible Bourboulithra wetland reserve, almost in the city and thriving despite the noise and pollution the port produces. Over 100 different species call Bourboulithra their home and at dawn on an autumn day, it’s magical here.

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