Direct flights to Crete

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and is very popular with visitors due to its beautiful Mediterranean scenery. Find all flights to the airport in Heraklion and learn more about the destination here.

Heraklion International Airport is a medium sized airport in Greece. In total there are 82 airports with direct flights to Heraklion from Greece and 24 other countries. You can easily reach Heraklion with daily non-stop flights from major hubs Athens (Aegean Airlines) and Thessaloniki (Aegean Airlines).

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Heraklion is the capital city of Crete and the main city on the island. lovely scenery, sandy beaches and historic origins. Heraklion is a bustling, busy town packed with hotels, apartments, cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Like many Greek cities Heraklion's architecture was influenced by Venetian occupation, and a Venetian fortress dominates the harbour. Greece is famous for its original jewellery designs and competitive prices, and Heraklion is well supplied with jewellery stores.

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The airport of Heraklion is the second largest one in Greece, and you can reach the airport through direct connection from almost a 100 airports. If you want to find a direct flight to Crete you can fly from pretty much every European country – in the list below we have gathered some of the cities with the most frequent direct connections. Use the links to book your next flight.

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What to experience in Heraklion

The city is home to a huge harbor with the port handling numerous ferries and cruise ships. As with many of the Greek cities, Heraklion was occupied by the Venetians so much of the architecture has Venetian influences and a Venetian fortress can be found close to the harbor. One of Heraklion’s main attractions is the nearby ruins of Knossos.

The ancient Minoan ruins of Knossos are Heraklion’s main draw for visitors. Dating back to 1600 BC, the site at Knossos was an important historic find with the discovery of the world’s biggest collection of artifacts and treasures from the Minoan civilization. Parts of the Palace of Knossos have been reconstructed on the Knossos site and it’s easy to spend half a day exploring the ruins.

Many of the treasures from Knossos including the famous Minoan frescoes can be found at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion which also houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the Roman Empire. The Koules Venetian Fortress situated at the old harbor is worth a visit, the rooms have been beautifully restored and there are great views over the town and coast from the top.

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Crete climate – hot summers and mild winters

Crete enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures in July and August range from 86ºF (30ºC) during the day to 72ºF (22ºC) at night. Rainfall is almost non-existent in summer but showers can be expected between October and April.

Major airlines with daily flights to Heraklion
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No, there are no directflights to Heraklion from the US so you'll need to find a flight with connection instead.

There are 41 airlines with direct flights to Heraklion. Sky Express, Volotea and Aegean Airlines are the most popular ones.

All 3 big alliances are flying to Heraklion. Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam.

The IATA code is HER and the ICAO code is LGIR.

You can fly daily from 2 different airports hubs to Heraklion. Including and Athens & Thessaloniki with Aegean Airlines.

Depends where you are flying from. It takes 6h 35min from Almaty (ALA) and 50min from Athens (ATH).

There is 1 airport in Heraklion with scheduled flights, Heraklion International Airport, HER.

It depends on where from and when you are flying. The average one-way ticket price according to our data is $132.
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