Cheap Flights to Crete
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Many of our readers from the USA are planning their trips to Crete, and ask us about cheap flights to Crete.
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Most likely the path to Crete in Greece will be through New York, and then Athens, Greece, with a local trip from Athens to Crete.
We suggest the routes below and to search for up to date fares using the codes NY and ATH.
New York to Athens
Cheap flights from New York to Athens:
The airport in Athens, Greece is called Eleftherios Venizelos and the code is ATH. It is located 27kms out of the city of Athens. It is not necessary to spend the night in Athens as there are many flights per day to Crete.
If you are interested in seeing Athens, see our Athens Stopover information.
We have plenty of information regarding Athens taxis, tours and where to stay near the airport (if you need to), here on our dedicated page Athens Flights...
The airports and their codes in Crete are Chania (CHQ) and Heraklion (HER), which both accept flights from all over Europe.
See the airport locations in Crete on the map below:
Flights To Chania, Crete
Flights To Heraklion, Crete
Flights to Athens, Greece
To fly to Athens via Zurich in Switzerland we always check for good fares on Swiss Airlines.
We love stopping over in Zurich, it makes for a nice and peaceful arrival in Europe...
The flight time from New York to Athens (direct) is around ten hours, the flight time from Zurich to Athens is around three hours, and the flight time from Athens to Crete is approximately one hour.