Cheap Flights to Crete
Many of our readers from North America are planning their trips, and ask us about cheap flights to Kriti.
The path to Crete in Greece will be through New York,
and then Athens, Greece, which is a 10 hour direct flight, with a local trip from Athens to Crete with flying time of 1 hour.
Prices change on these routes all the time and it is best to check on the services provided below.
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 27 km 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, get the low down on our Athens Stopover page.
Athens taxis, tours and where to stay near the airport, here on Athens Flights...
The smaller airport at Sitia JSH accepts domestic flights only.
See how to choose an airport in Crete for your travel plans...
See the airport locations in Crete on the map below, cheap flights to Crete could fly into either of these international airports on the north coast of the island...
We love stopping over in Zurich, it makes for a nice and peaceful arrival in Europe. The streets of Zurich with beautiful architecture as seen from Börsenstrasse and the sonnenblumen or sunflowers and fresh fruit at the markets at the edge of the scenic Zürichsee or Lake Zurich...
Other destinations in Switzerland include Basel, Geneva, Berne and Lugano.
The non-stop travelling times from USA or Canada to Greece:
In summer there are many direct flights from London to Crete, so if you are coming from the USA you can use London as your hub city.
Be sure to check the transit times and departure and arrival times. Aim to arrive in Crete before 9pm at night for a smoother arrival experience. Try to keep your transit in the airport in London below three hours. No need to wait any longer or the whole trip will be much too long.
Airports in London include London Heathrow LHR and London Gatwick LGW. If your flights does require you to change airports, it is a 45 minute transfer time, as the airports are located in different areas of London.
Cheap flights to Crete from London all airports (LON) are run in peak season by Easy Jet, Thomas Cook and Monarch
Cheap Flights to Crete - the eastern town in Crete of Sitia is well positioned to receive flights from all over Greece. Use Athens as a hub to get to the east of Crete before lunchtime. Most flights from Greek islands such as Karpathos, Rhodes, Santorini or Mykonos to Athens have a duration of 1 hour. Flights from Athens to Sitia are 1 hour and 10 minutes.