Radio beacons in Greece in the 1950s

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For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

The following list contains the aeronautical radio beacons that were active in Greece in the mid of the 1950s. All information is outdated and may not be used for navigational purposes.

Attention: Taking pictures at military airfields in Greece is prohibited and will be severely punished. According to reports on the Internet, the local population also diligently reports suspicious persons.

Radio beacons and airways in 1955

Map with radio beacons and airways, Kerkyra Corfu, Araxos, Greece,1955
Kerkyra Corfu, Araxos (Source: DoD)
Airfields, radio beacons and airways, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Greece,1955
Thessaloniki, Kavala (Source: DoD)
Map of radio beacons and airways, Alexandroupolis, Mytilini, Greece,1955
Alexandroupolis, Mytilini (Source: DoD)
Aerodromes, radio beacons and airways, Athens, Iraklio, Crete, Greece,1955
Athens, Iraklio Crete (Source: DoD)
Radio beacons and airways, Iraklion Crete, Rhodes, South Aegean, Greece,1955
Iraklion, Rhodes, South Aegean (Source: DoD)



civcivilcivil operator
GPGlide pathGlide path transmitter
ILSInstrument Landing System(Approach and landing aid)
IMInner MarkerMarker beacon just in front the runway
kHzKilohertz(Unit for frequency)
LLocatorNon-directional beacon for the approach
LLZLocalizerLocalizer transmitter
LMMLocator Middle MarkerCombination of Middle Marker and Locator
LOMLocator Outer MarkerCombination of Outer Marker and Locator
mMeter(Unit for length)
MHzMegahertz(Unit for frequency)
milmilitarymilitary operator
MMMiddle MarkerMarker beacon
NDBNon-directional beaconNon-directional beacon on long or medium waves
NMNautical Miles(Unit for length)
OMOuter MarkerMarker beacon
PRMGПРМГ Посадочная радиомаячная группаSoviet / russian military instrument landing system
RSBNРСБН Rадиотехническая система ближней навигацииSoviet / russian military radio navigation system
SBAStandard Beam ApproachApproach system, Lorenz system, predecessor of the ILS
THRThresholdRunway threshold (most often with number of runway)
transf.transformedCoordinates were converted from a different reference system, therefore there may be deviations.
VARVisual-Aural Rnange
VORVHF Omnidirectional Radio Range
WWatt(Unit for power)
WGS84World Geodetic System 1984(geospatial reference system, GPS coordinates)


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Alexandroupoli (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Αλεξανδρούπολης "Δημόκριτος", Kratikós Aeroliménas Alexandroúpolis "Dimókritos")

Alexandroupolis / Αλεξανδρούπολη: NDB
N4051 E02557 (approx.), 160°/0.2 NM to field Google Maps
SWD, 351 kHz

Araxos: Air Base (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Αράξου, Kratikos Aerolimenas Araxou, Patras Araxos Airport)

Araxos / Άραξος: NDB
N3810 E02126 (approx.), 197°/1.3 NM to field Google Maps
SWX, 326 kHz
Operated from 0500 to 1900.

Athens: Ellinikon Airport (Hellenikon Air Base, Αθήνα, Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Αθηνών)

Athens Ellinikon / Ελληνικόν: NDB
N3752 E02345 (approx.), 330°/1.9 NM to field Google Maps
HN, 372 kHz, 1500 W
Athens Ellinikon / Ελληνικόν: Range/Z-Marker
N3756 E02343 (approx.), 161°/2.3 NM to field Google Maps
HK, 319, 100 W

Elefsis (Αεροπορική Βάση Ελευσίνας)

Elefsis: NDB
N3805 E02333 (approx.) Google Maps
EL, 382 kHz, 70 W
Operated from 0500 to 1900.

Heraklion: Airport (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ηρακλείου "Νίκος Καζαντζάκης", Kratikos Aerolimenas "Nikos Kazantzakis")

Iraklio / Ηράκλειο: NDB
N3520 E02510 (approx.), 110°/1.2 NM to field Google Maps
SWH, 259 kHz, 300 W

Kavala: Amygdaleónas (Καβάλα Αμυγδαλεώνας)

Kavala / Καβάλα: NDB
N4058 E02421 (approx.) Google Maps
SWB, 327 kHz, 190 W
No specific working hours.

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Kavouri / ΚΑΒΟΥΡΙ: NDB
N3749 E02345 (approx.) Google Maps
SWA, 357 kHz, 3500 W

Corfu: Airport (Kerkyra, Κέρκυρα, Αερολιμένας Ιωάννης Καποδίστριας)

Kerkyra / Κέρκυρα (Corfu): NDB
N03936 E01955 (approx.) Google Maps
SWK, 403 kHz

Korinthos / Κόρινθος: NDB
N3756 E02256 (approx.) Google Maps
PD, 392 kHz, 190 W
Operated continuously, except from 1130 to 1230.

Larisa (Λάρισα, Λάρισσα, Larissa)

Larissa / Λάρισσα: NDB
N3939 E02226 (approx.), 080°/1.8 NM to field Google Maps
SWL, 365 kHz, 300 W
Operated from 0400 to 1800.

Mytilini: Airfield (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μυτιλήνης, Οδυσσέας Ελύτης)

Mytilini / Μυτιλήνη: NDB
N3903 E02637 (approx.) Google Maps
SWY, 397 kHz, 350 W

Nea Anchialos: Airfield (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου, Kratikos Aerolimenas Neas Anchialou)

Nea Anhkialos: NDB
N3913 E02248 (approx.) Google Maps
BL, 335 kHz, 300 W

Rhodes: Maritsa Air Base

Rodos / Ρόδος: NDB
N3624 E02807 (approx.), 180°/2.0 NM to field Google Maps
SWR, 339 kHz, 350 W

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Sitia / Σητεία: NDB
N3512 E02606 (approx.) Google Maps
ZO, 309 kHz, 100 W
Crete, Lasithi (Κρήτη / Kriti, Λασίθι)

Skopelos / Σκόπελος: NDB
N3907 E02344 (approx.) Google Maps
SC, 315.3 kHz, 190 W
Operated from sunrise to sunset according to airline traffic requirements.

Thessaloniki: Mikra Airport (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Θεσσαλονίκης "Μακεδονία", Mikra Air Base)

Thessaloniki Mikra: NDB
N4035 E02256 (approx.), 157°/3.6 NM to field Google Maps
SWC, 345 kHz, 350 W

Sedes: Air Base (Αεροδρόμιο Σέδες)

Thessaloniki Sedes / Σέδες: NDB
N4030 E02302 (approx.) Google Maps
SD, 407 kHz, 70 W
Operated from 0500 to 1700.

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Historical radio beacons