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Flights to and from Crete

Quick guide - what you can find in this Flying to Crete section

Note: Please note that we do Book Flights, in order to help you plan your trip to Crete.

About the airports in Crete
Domestic flights to Crete - The Airlines
More Domestic Flights to Crete with Olympic Air 
Domestic scheduled flights: Heraklion & Chania flights ~ Sitia flights
More flights to Crete from Airshop.gr
About Charter Flights to Crete
Direct charter flights to Crete from the UK and Ireland
Direct flghts from Lufthansa UK to Crete from the UK
Direct flights to Crete from other countries
More direct flights to Crete from Holland/Netherlands, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom & other countries
Direct Flights to Crete from Cyprus
Flying to Crete via Athens from Europe, the USA or other countries
Flying to Crete with Qatar Airways from various destinations in Middle East, Doha-Qatar, Europe and many more
Last Flight & Ferry Ticket Offers from Aktina Travel
More Flights to/from Crete by Skyscanner 
Cheap Flights from around the World to Crete, Greece 
More best offers for fligths from around the world to Crete, Greece
Best travel deals on flights wth Expedia
Transavia ~ Flights from Netherlands (Amsterdam) to Heraklion.

 

Airports in Crete

There are three airports in Crete: Heraklion Airport (or "Kazantzakis" airport - code: HER) Chania Airport (or "Daskalogiannis" - code: CHQ) and the small Sitia Airport (code: JSH). All of them are international airports,

Heraklion airport access: There are regular buses between Heraklion airport and Eleftherias square (the centre); tickets should be bought before boarding and cost 1 euros to the centre. A taxi into the town takes 10-15 minutes and costs 12-14 euros.
[There is an official charge, included in the above estimates, when a taxi takes you to or from an airport or port. Luggage can be charged extra]. 

Parking: Has paid parking, just across the road, opposite the airport entrance.

Airport facilities: Cash/ATM machines for cash advances and withdrawals, exchange booth (See also money & currency in Crete) to Coffee and snacks are available, as well as a sit-down cafe/restaurant. "Duty-free" shop and giftshops.

Left luggage.Tel: 2810-397129, 397136 (info 24hrs).

Chania airport access: At Chania airport there are only a few, infrequent, buses - a taxi is the best option if you are not renting a car rental . A taxi into the town takes 20 minutes and costs 14-16 euros.

Parking: There is paid (quite expensive) parking, running in front of the airport building. Long term (lower cost) parking is available a few hundred metres before the airport gates. The long term rental place offers pick up when you arrive service, taking you with their van to the parking lot.

Airport facilities: Cash/ATM machine for cash advances and withdrawal. Coffee and snacks are available. "Duty-free" shop and giftshops. Tel: 28210-63245, 83800.

Sitia airport access: by taxi or car. 5-10 minutes to town.

Parking: You can park at the airport without a fee. A free parking area is available with a lagre capacity.

Airport facilities: None. Tel: 28430-24424, 22671.

 

Domestic Flights to Crete - The Airlines

Within Greece all flights are a short hop, so you might think there would be little to choose between airlines.

Purely on grounds of quality and service our favourite is Aegean Airlines (www.aegeanair.com), which ranks in our experience, with the best of European airline companies. Aegean Airlines have a code-sharing agreement with Lufthansa - connections with Lufthansa hubs and gateway airports bring some of Europe "closer" to Athens, Thessaloniki and all Greek airports served by Aegean

Olympic Air (formerly Olympic Airways - www.olympicair.com), the formerly national carrier, now fully privitazed.
Search among 20.000 flights and more than 800 airlines and book online your next flight - Best available fares
Cyprus Airways - ( www.cyprusairways.com ) with new flights since 2012.
SkyExpress (www.skyexpress.gr) is a regional airline based in Heraklion Crete. It operates an 18-seat Jetstream 3102 jet aircraft, connecting Crete to other Greek islands, e.g. Rhodes, Santorini, Kos, Mykonos and Mytilini (Lesvos).

 

Scheduled Flights to and from Heraklion & Chania Crete

You could book your flights here
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About charter flights to Crete

Charter flights are few in the winter, but there are many from end of March/April to the end of October. Charter flights to Chania, Heraklion and Sitia from most European countries operate in this peak period, summer sun attracts! The number of charter flights to Heraklion is greater than to Chania, but the last years a lot of low cost airlines which serve Chania as well

Sitia is opened to direct charter flights since 2012, which makes access to the east of Crete much easier. 

Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)

Charter & scheduled flights to/from the UK and Ireland (Eire)

To help you in your search of direct charter flights to Crete, we give you below a list of websites that offer these, with online booking.

Aegean Airlines ~ Flights from anywhere to Crete, including scheduled, charter flights
Olympic Air ~ Flights to Crete with good offers
Airtickets.com ~ Search among 20.000 flights and more than 800 airlines and book online your next flight - Best available fares
Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)
Skyscanner ~ Comparing cheap flights and provide you with best prices. The world's travel search engine
Lufthansa UK ~ Cheap flights from all over the world 
Alternativeairlines.com ~ Flights from anywhere to Crete, including scheduled, charter and low cost airlines.
Justtheflight.co.uk ~ Flights from the UK and from Ireland to Crete - good system and clear booking layout...wide variety of flights.
Charterflights.co.uk ~ Again a good booking system and good flight selection. 
TUI.com~ Heraklion to Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle. Chania to London Gatwick, Manchester.
Jet2.com ~ Budget airline flies direct from Leeds/Bradford airport to Heraklion.
Budgetair.ie ~ Flights from Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Shannon) to Heraklion.
Cheap Flights for Flights from around the World to Crete, Greece 
Croatian Airlines for Flights from Croatia to Heraklion and Chania
Vueling for flights from Europe to Crete, Greece
Iberia for flights from Spain, France, Switzerland to Heraklion, Chania - Crete
Transavia ~ Flights from Netherlands (Amsterdam) to Heraklion.

 

New: Added routes in 2010: Chania-London Gatwick, Heraklion to Bristol, Berlin Schoenefeld, Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa.

 

Operates normally from 30 March to 25 October. You can book these online on their website.

Charter flights are also available to Crete from most other European countries, France, Holland, Austria, Germany, Switzwerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Israel and elsewhere - in some cases these can be obtained from local travel agents and online via various websites in each country. We are compiling links to these websites - if you have good recommendations please let us know.

 

Flight to Crete from other Countries

Direct flights: (Most of these flights are available only in the summer, i.e. end of March/April to end of October)

Aegean Airlines ~ scheduled flights Italy (Rome) and Germany (Düsseldorf, Munich) and more to Heraklion.
Airtickets.com ~ Search among 20.000 flights and more than 800 airlines and book online your next flight - Best available fares
Expedia.com - Best flights deals to Crete from all over the world
Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)
Flying to Crete with Qatar Airways from various destinations in Middle East, Doha-Qatar, Europe and many more
Skyscanner ~ Comparing cheap flights and provide you with best prices. The world's travel search engine
Transavia ~ Flights from Netherlands (Amsterdam) to Heraklion.
Cheap Flights to Crete from all over the world
Edelweiss ~ Flights from Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, Bern, Geneva) to Crete.
Swiss ~ Flights from Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, Bern, Geneva) to Crete.
FlyNiki ~ Cheap flights from all over Austria to Crete, Greece
Thomas Cook Airlines ~ Flights from all over Europe to Crete, Greece
Aeroloft ~ Flights from Russia to Crete, Greece
Travemaker.co.il ~ El Al flights from Israel to Heraklion.
Air Berlin ~ Flights from Germany & Austria to Heraklion and Chania.
Condor ~ Flights from Germany to Heraklion and Chania.
German Wings ~ Flights from Germany (Cologne/Bonn) to Heraklion ("low-cost" airline).
NeosAir ~ Flights from Italy (Rome, Milan, Verona, Bologna) to Heraklion and Chania.
Luxair ~ Flights from Luxembourg to Heraklion and Chania.
Luxair ~ Flights from Scandinavia (Sweden-Stockholm, Denmark-Copenhagen, Norway-Oslo) to Chania.
Scandinavian ~ Flights from Norway (Oslo) to Chania.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ~ Flights from Norway (Oslo) to Heraklion ("low-cost" airline).
Wizzair ~ Flights from Hungary (Budapest) and Poland (Katowice) to Heraklion ("low-cost" airline).
Belair ~ (site in German & French) Flights from Switzerland to Heraklion (Airlines: Belair, Edelweiss air, Swiss).
SmartWings ~ Flights from Czech Republic (Prague) to Heraklion and Chania ("low-cost" airline).
Blue Air ~ Flights from Rumania to Crete, Greece
Ellinair ~ Book your flight to Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland
Ryanair ~ Cheap fligths from all over Europe to Crete, Greece
Alternativeairlines.com ~ Flights from anywhere to Crete, including scheduled, charter and low cost airlines.
Croatian Airlines ~ Flights from Croatia to Heraklion and Chania Airport 
Vueling for flights from Europe to Crete, Greece
Kiwi.com for flighs from around the world to Crete, Greece
Iberia for flights from Spain, France, Switzerland to Heraklion, Chania - Crete

 

Direct flights to Crete from Cyprus

Cyprus Airways & Aegean Airlines ~ Flights from Larnaca (Cyprus) to Heraklion. 
Aegean Airlines offers quality services on best prices
Airtickets.com - Search among 20.000 flights and more than 800 airlines and book online your next flight - Best available fares

 

Flying to Crete via Athens

All flights to and from Athens arrive and depart from the new "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens airport at Spata, to the north-east of Athens.
Read our information about the Athens Airport (access, transportation, taxis).
And the Athens airport website with useful information about airlines, real-time arrivals/departures, parking. Tel. 210- 3530000.
Travel to Crete via Athens to see the sights - see our Athens guide.

 

Athens - Flights to/from the UK

Aegean Airlines with more and more charter flights to England, Scotland, Ireland
British Airways and Olympic Air: Both have regular scheduled flights every day. www.britishairways.com & www.olympicair.com
Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)
Lufthansa - Discover the world comfortably with Lufthansa. Book your airline tickets online! Excellent Service · Nonstop you · No hidden charges
 

 

Athens - Flights to/from Germany (low-cost airlines)

German Wings ~ Flights from Germany (Cologne/Bonn) to Athens (and Heraklion).
Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)

 

Athens - Flights from other cities in Europe

Aegean Airlines flies from Athens to the UK (London Gatwick), Germany (Munich, Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Hannover) & Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Genoa, Trieste, Turin, Catania, Lamezia, Bari) and Netherlands (Amsterdam), France (Paris), Belgium (Brussels), Portugal (Lisbon), Bulgaria (Sofia), Romania (Bucharest), Egypt (Cairo). Check their schedule online & book tickets.

Lufthansa - Discover the world comfortably with Lufthansa. Book your airline tickets online! Excellent Service · Nonstop you · No hidden charges
Airtickets.com - Search among 20.000 flights and more than 800 airlines
Virgin Express (or Brussels Airlines) flies Brussels to Athens www.brusselsairlines.com.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines  - timetables, online booking and e-tickets available
Centralwings ~ Flights from Poland (Krakow) to Athens. 

* USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South America, Japan, South Africa, Israel residents.
See also Alternativeairlines.com for flights from anywhere to Crete.

Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)

 

Athens - Direct flights from the USA

Delta Airlines: Daily direct flights Atlanta (ATL) to Athens & New York (Newark - EWR) to Athens. www.delta.com
Continental Airlines: Flights New York (Newark - EWR) to Athens. www.continental.com
US Airways: Flights New York & Philadelphia to Athens. www.usairways.com

Of course, Olympic Air also flies Athens to USA (New York) and Canada (Montreal).

Aegean Airlines offers great options on reasonable prices
Aegean Airlines: 801-11-20000, Athens 210-6261000, 210-9988300, Heraklion 2810-344324, 330475.
Lufthansa : Best prices from all over the world - great prices
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines  - timetables, online booking and e-tickets available
Tripsta.net is an online travel agency offering cheap flight tickets to its visitors all over the world (Europe, Asia, America and the rest of the world)Reservations by phone
Olympic Air (Olympic Airways): 801 801 01 01, Athens 210 35 50 500, Heraklion airport 2810-337203.
Cheap Flights to Athens from/to USA
Cyprus Airways: +357 (2) 663054 (Cyprus), 2810-342776, 342789 (reservations - Heraklion), 2810-223462 (airport-Heraklion).

 

Airline websites 

Aegean Airlines  - timetables, online booking and e-tickets available
Olympic Air (formerly Olympic Air / Airways) - timetables, online booking and e-tickes available
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines  - timetables, online booking and e-tickets available
Skyscanner ~ Comparing cheap flights and provide you with best prices. The world's travel search engine

 

Disclaimer: We try to keep these schedules up to date for your convenience, but you should always call the airline to check flight times.

 

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