From Finland to Greece: 5 best ways

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Hello! My situation is like this. I live in St. Petersburg. I have never been to Finland, therefore I had neither Finnish single entry nor multiple entry. I had a Spanish visa. Now I would like to go to Greece via Finland for a month in the summer. Can I get a greek visa (let’s say I will get a multi) and fly to Greece from finland? Or can you advise how i should go about it with the visa? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Shwed ” 09 Jan 2011, 17:02

Nata_Lia_ wrote: Is it possible to get a Greek visa (well, let’s say I get a multi) and fly to Greece from Finland?

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Nata_Lia_ ” 09 Jan. 2011, 17:29

Thank you. So there won’t be any possible problems at all with entering Finland, and going to Greece at the airport? And at the border peter-finland, if anything – say “going to the airport” and nothing else?

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Osama ben Yorik ” January 09, 2011, 18:10.

If you have a Greek visa you can even tell the border guards right away that you are flying to Greece from Finland, not just to the airport. In Greek questionnaire country of first border crossing – Finland.

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Nata_Lia_ ” 09 Jan 2011, 18:30

))) It remains a matter of a “small” to get a Greek multi-visa for a month Something I have doubts about it.

But another option is acceptable: to apply for a multi-visa in Finland, indicating “visit Schengen countries”, open a visa in Finland, and rvaht to Greece for a month. Or with a visit of 2 days in Finland and 28 days in Greece – I certainly do not light the next Schengen visa? Maybe I should not specify the Schengen countries? What is better? Please advise)

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Shwed ” 09 Jan 2011, 18:35

Nata_Lia_ wrote: Apply for a multiple entry visa in Finland, open a visa in Finland and go to Greece for a month.

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Osama ben Yorik ” January 09, 2011, 18:39

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Why do you need a Greek multiple in this situation? A single entry would be fine if you have one trip for a month at a time. Or Greeks are like Spaniards and give the first carte 90 days?

In any case, you have to mention the Schengen countries in the application form. Finns will give the first visa six months, 30 days. Multi. Count the number of entries, not days, and since you fly through Finland, both entries (“open visa” and “fly to Greece”) will be Finnish, but about where you spent 4 weeks, you will be asked… Then, as luck. Surely there is more than one person on the forum, who made such tricks with the first Finnish visa in St. Petersburg and quietly continued to communicate with them continuously after that, but no guarantee.

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Nata_Lia_ ” 09 Jan 2011, 18:55

So now I see tickets to Crete from St. Petersburg 2 p more expensive than from Helsinki. And if I take a Greek one-entry – I have to fly directly to St. Petersburg and Crete. Isn’t it so?

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Osama ben Yorik ” January 09, 2011, 18:58.

No. A single entry Greek visa gives you the right to travel to Greece at least through Madeira airport.

You should not lie to the Finns. Also pay attention to the Swede’s link. Lots of basic knowledge there.

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Nata_Lia_ ” 09 Jan 2011, 19:06

I will try the Greek visa once for real. It is more convenient for me!

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Osama ben Yorik ” 09 Jan 2011, 19:07

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

XMember ” 09 Jan 2011, 19:31

Osama bin Yorik wrote: No. A single entry Greek visa entitles you to travel to Greece at least through Madeira airport.

What airport? Madeira also in Schengen, but to fly through it to Greece is like to remove tonsils through an anus

A single-entry visa allows you to enter the Schengen area once. Travel within the Schengen area (Finland-Greece, Portugal-Switzerland, etc.) is not limited to it.

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Osama ben Yorik ” 09 Jan 2011, 19:35

Osama bin Yorik wrote: No. A single entry Greek visa entitles you to travel to Greece at least through Madeira airport.

Re: Greece for a month via Finland

Tortik ” 09 Apr 2011, 10:11 am

Takzhe want to fly a month in Greece at the invitation . but I am tormented by doubts, because the passport clean (those Schengen is not a single, just three visas on a student program in the U.S., and ALL), I am unemployed (after graduation univer), those will be at the time, when the visa will do. Vot think maybe an invitation is risky and clearer Greeks tour visa, or there is a variant of flying through Finland (to do the visa in Moscow) and on arrival in Helsinki just buy a ticket to Greece and then withdraw the hotel reservation. Please advise how better.

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Re: Greece for a month via Finland

XMember ” 09 Apr 2011, 11:01 am

Tortik wrote: Or have the option to fly through Finland (to do the visa in Moscow) and on arrival in Helsinki, just buy a ticket to Greece and take off the hotel reservation then.

And get deported Re: To Italy by flight from Lithuania on the Lithuanian single-entry Schengen For the first time in Moscow, the Finns will give a single-entry visa.

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From Finland to Greece: 5 best ways

We’ve written an in-depth guide on how to fly cheaply to Greece via Finland on lowcosters: 5 great options for budget travel. Fly from Finland to Greece for only 88 euros (round trip)! Find out how!

Cheap flights to Europe via Finland and the Baltic States are a good and thousand times proven way to reduce the cost of European travel. This time, we’ll share the secrets of how you can get from Finland to Greece inexpensively. These routes are made for those who go to rest on the sea, as well as for those who want to visit the ancient Greek cities for cultural purposes.

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Lappeenranta → Thessaloniki – €88

We begin our review with the most budget flight to Greece from Finland. It is a flight by one of the most popular low-cost airlines in Europe (read more about them here) Ryanair from Lappeenranta to Thessaloniki with a connection in a European city. The route is somewhat complicated (you have to endure 4 flights), but the cheapest – all tickets can be purchased for only 100 euros!

So, the first part of the route is a flight from Lappeenranta to the German airport Dusseldorf Weeze. On this route it is pretty easy to find tickets for 20-25 euros.

to Greece via Finland

From Dusseldorf you can fly straight to Greece: You can get tickets to Thessaloniki for 23-30 euros. If you want you can widen the time between arrival and departure and spend a day or two in Dusseldorf, or take a trip to the Netherlands, which is only a few hours by bus or train.

Finland to Greece

As for the return route, you can fly for example via Milan – why not see another city, since you need a composite route for an inexpensive flight from Greece to Finland? Ryanair does not fly directly to Milan, but to the nearby small town of Bergamo, which is also very interesting and deserves attention. To get to Milan from Bergamo is only a few euros by train. Ryanair tickets from Thessaloniki to Milan (Bergamo) can be purchased for 20-30 euros.

Finally, the final flight from Bergamo to Finland is waiting for us – tickets for these flights can be purchased for 25-40 euros. To dock this flight with the flight from Greece to Bergamo discussed above, we will choose a ticket for the next day, although it is not the cheapest.

In the end, the cost of tickets for all flights was 20+23+20+40=103 euros, which is less than 5,000 rubles! Isn’t it great? In principle you can get even less if you are lucky enough to get a ticket for the last segment for 25 euros. The cost of the ticket would then be just 88 euros. A fantastic trip on a budget!

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2. Tampere → Thessaloniki – €115

Another way to Greece via Finland is to choose from Tampere and choose Frankfurt-Hahn as a connecting point (nearby Luxembourg, Belgium – you can also stay longer and visit these places), Milan or London (but in this case the flight will take longer). Whichever city you choose as a transfer point, the cost of tickets will be almost the same.

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The example of the itinerary: you pay about 30 Euros for each flight segment, the total price for the whole flight is 115 Euros (about 5500 rubles):

The only disadvantage of this route is that it takes longer to get to Tampere – the city is about 200 km north of Helsinki. Flying from Lappeenranta, located directly at the Russian-Finnish border (almost opposite Vyborg) in this respect is much more convenient.

3. To Athens and Volos from Lappeenranta or Tampere – from €133

Another good and inexpensive way to fly from Finland to Greece. In the case of Athens you take off from familiar Finnish cities, change planes in Milan or London and the same carrier – Ryanair. You can find tickets from 133 euros for all segments of the flight.

If the purpose of the trip is the city of Volos, you have to fly from Tampere via Frankfurt-Hahn or Milan. Tickets for this route usually cost from 150 euros.

4. To the islands from Lappeenratna or Tampere – about € 150

The island of Kefalonia . Take off from Tampere (via London). At the largest of the Ionian Islands can fly to ≈150 euros.

Island of Kos . It is most convenient to fly from Lappeenranta with a connection in Milan. Tickets for this route to Greece, via Finland, cost about € 150.

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The island of Rhodes . The route is the same: take off from Lappeenranta, change in Milan. Airfare can be found for 140-160 euros.

Island of Corfu . The northernmost Ionian island is either from Lappeenranta with connection in Dusseldorf or Milan, or from Tampere via Frankfurt-Hahn or London. Tickets are 150-170 euros for all segments of the flight.

The Island of Crete . Arrival at Chania airport. Departure from Lappeenranta with connection in Milan or Dusseldorf. Tickets from 170 euros.

5. To Greece from Helsinki – about €200

You can fly to Greek cities and islands directly from the capital of Finland. For example, you can fly to Crete (city of Chania) on board the low-cost carrier Norwegian. You can find tickets within 200 euros.

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The undoubted advantage over the above options is that in this case there is a direct flight from Finland to Greece, without changes in other European cities. By the way, Norwegian has repeatedly been recognized as the best low-cost airline in Europe.

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It is also possible to fly to Greece via Helsinki by a more complex route, using the services of different low-cost airlines in Europe (read about them) and making connections in different European cities. For example the route could be as follows: from Helsinki we fly to Rome on Norwegian, then from the capital of Italy we fly to Thessaloniki on easyJet, and back you can fly through Budapest first on Wizz Air, and then again on Norwegian. All airfare and fees will cost about 200 euros.

Helsinki to Greece from Finland

It is possible to fly from the Finnish capital to the Greek city of Kalamata in a similar way: the airlines will also change, but the price will be similar.

to Greece from Helsinki

In general, for about the same 200 euros or slightly more from Helsinki to Greece you can fly on board the classic airlines. Even if the price is a little higher, but it will be more comfortable, and the ticket price already includes luggage and meals on board. If you need to fly from the Finnish capital, then this option is probably the best. Look for cheap tickets on classic airlines through the metasearch engines Aviasails and Skyscanner – they compare prices among hundreds of airlines and find the best options.

Here’s an example of prices for a flight to Greece (Athens) from Finland (Helsinki) on UIA and Lufgansa (Helsinki-Athens tickets):

This concludes our review of ways to fly cheaply to Greece via Finland. As you can see, there are a lot of options – all you need to do is to choose the one that suits you best. If you decide to fly low-cost airlines, it’s cheaper to buy tickets on the websites of the airlines themselves, if you’ll fly with traditional airlines (as in the last example) the cheapest tickets are usually found on the search engines Aviasails and Skyscanner – use their price calendar to find the best deals.

Also read about prices in Helsinki in 2015 – for food, hotels, transportation and attractions, and how to get to Helsinki airport.

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