Araxos (Patra airport)

Araxos Airport

Araxos Airport is the airport of Patras, the third-largest city in Greece. It is located 45 km west of the city of Patras and 60 km north of Pyrgos. Araxos airport serves as a combined civilian and military airport and is located near the namesaking village of Araxos, Achaea. It is also known as Agamemnon Airport and primarily is used as an active air base for the Hellenic Air Force, with some civilian services to European destinations during the summer months. It is an international modern airport serving over 20 flights every week. Araxos was established as a military airport in 1936, but construction of the runway was not completed until 1941, when it also became the site of the first radar installation in Greece.