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Finding A Cheap Flight To Crete
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There is no single best way to find cheap flights to Crete. It all depends where you come from, and where in Greece you want to go. It depends on how flexible you are with your trip planning, how long you plan to stay in Greece, and what you plan to do when you are here.
We hope this section helps you to find the cheapest flights to Crete to suit your Greek travel plans.
Snapping up Cheap Flights To Crete
Flights To Chania, Crete
Flights To Heraklion, Crete
Most cheap return flights to Crete go to either Chania or Heraklion, so they are the cheapest flights to Crete.
The travel distances in Crete are small, and you won’t require internal flights. You may want to connect up to other Greek islands. For most people coming from afar it is actually the best option to book a return flight to and from Athens.
Don't just assume that a cheap flight to Chania or Heraklion is your best option. You may want to see other parts of Greece, so you can use Athens as a hub. So fly into Athens and take flights between the islands. From Crete you can fly to Santorini and Rhodes, for example.
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Cheap Crete Flights – Seasons of the Year
To find a cheap flights to Crete you will need to start comparing fares early. Don't place your only hope for last minute flight deals to Crete.
July and August is the main tourist season in the whole of Greece, and is the time with the most flights, including charter and discounted flights. We recommending steering clear of this season and travelling in Crete in a shoulder season, that is; spring or autumn.
April to June is spring season and technically for flights it is a shoulder season, however it can start to get really busy in June, so book ahead.
September to November is autumn season and also shoulder season. Some good fares are available, although schedules are sparser.
December to March is winter season and flight schedules are much reduced. A lot of the direct flights from Europe to Chania and Heraklion do not operate, and the flight route you will need is via Athens.
Cheap Crete Flights – Airlines
Coming from Athens
The two regular carriers from Athens to Crete are Olympic Air and Aegean Air. Opinions are divided about both these airlines. Greeks are no longer blindly nationalistic over Olympic airlines and will choose other airlines as required. Whether booking on line or via your travel agent, sometimes you need an emergency flight. Try to phone the airlines direct to see if any tickets are still available at the last minute.
Coming from Australia
Olympic Airlines has not flown from Australia to Greece since 2002. All sorts of airlines and options are available to get to Crete from Australia. You can use any European city as a hub, and fly that national airline. KLM has some very good fares; this would mean a stopover in Amsterdam.
KLM Dutch Airlines
We prefer to use Singapore as a stopping point on a continuous journey. Singapore Airlines flies direct from Singapore to Athens generally three times a week. This gets us to Athens in just under 24 hours flying time. Singapore Airlines.
Coming from North America
Olympic Airlines fly from Toronto, Montreal and New York to Athens.Air Canada pairs with Lufthansa to fly to Athens from Toronto via Montreal and a German city such as Munich or Frankfurt. One can also fly with Swiss Air from Toronto or Montreal to Zurich then on to Athens. Flights from Toronto and Montreal can connect up in New York with the Olympic Airlines service to Athens. From New York there are many cheap fares to Athens
Coming from The British Iles
Olympic Airlines flies into Athens from London and Manchester. Many of the discount European carriers now fly from various points in the British Iles direct to Chania and Heraklion, especially in summer.
Coming from Europe
Olympic Airlines flies into Athens from Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Larnaca, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sofia, Strassbourg, Stuttgart, Tirana, Torino and Vienna.
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Cheap Crete Flights – How to Book
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If you are looking for a travel agent in Crete, we recommend Vai Travel in Heraklion, at 10, Chandakos Street (just walk through the trees behind the Liondaria).