Almeria is a city on the Mediterranean Sea, with links to many other major cities in the south-west of Spain. The airport is located approximately 6 miles east of Almeria city centre. Five airlines operate flights to Almeria from locations in the United Kingdom: easyJet, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways. EasyJet offers regular flights from London Gatwick while Thomson Airways offer regularly scheduled flights from Birmingham and Manchester. Seasonal flights to Almeria from select locations are available from Monarch, Ryanair and Thomas Cook. The airport can be accessed by the A7 via a dual carriage-way which links Almeria to many other large cities including Barcelona, Marbella and Valencia. Car rental companies and a number of cabs can also be found at the airport. Bus number 20 regularly plies the route between the city centre and the airport.
Almeria, located on the south-west coast of Spain, shares its name with the province it governs. Originally built as a defensive settlement, the name translates as 'the Watchtower' - the fortress here is the second largest in Andalusia. The fortress, known as the Alcazaba, is a must-visit attraction with large gardens and triple line of defence walls. For history buffs, Almeria's air raid shelters serve as Europe's longest underground galleries. Almeria Museum houses a range of exhibitions displaying Prehistoric, Roman and Greek artifacts. The port of Almeria offers tourist cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and connections to Algeria, Melilla and Morocco.