Hellenic Air Force organizes the official retirement ceremony for A-7 Corsairs after 39 years of service in greek skies and 49 years of life since HAF is the last user of the type. The celebration is open for the public and since a lot of you are interested in visiting Greece for the event we have collected some interesting information trying to answer frequent questions.
THE RETIREMENT CEREMONY
The ceremony is taking place on 17th of October 2014 in 116 Combat Wing, Araxos AB.
The official program is not yet announced but it is already ensured that the F-16 Demo Team "Zeus" shall give a demonstration and of course A-7s will fly in formation for their very last time.
SPOTTERS DAY (TBA)
TRAVEL TO GREECE
You can travel by airplane to Greece either towards El. Venizelos airport or Araxos airport. You can also come to Greece form Italy on boat towards Patras port. If you want to combine your trip to Araxos with a nice visit to the beautiful greek islands or Athens then we propose to browse the Visit-Greece web-site to organize your route there.
WHERE TO STAY
The biggest city near Araxos AB is Patras (click for map) which is about 45 minutes from Araxos AB. We propose to book your hotel in city of Patras where there are plenty of hotels to check in. Please take a look at a list of Patras' hotels here. Of course there are plenty of options in near the sea towns between Patras and Araxos AB (Lakkopetra, Niforeika, Kaminia, Vrachneika, Kato Achaia).