Crete Flights

Cheap Flights to Crete

Crete Flights

The major international Crete airports are:

There is a domestic airport at:

  • Sitia - airport code JSH

Check for cheap flights:


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See the map of Crete with the airports marked below.

The major Greece airline is Olympic Airlines which has flights from Athens to Crete regularly. Another major airline is Aegean Air which also flies from Crete to Athens and other destinations regularly.


Cheap Charter Flights

From the British Iles

Here is a great tip for independent travellers. From the British Iles there are many cheap charter flights to Crete in summer (May to October).

Charter flights fill up mostly with passengers on package holidays, however any excess seats are sold off, and can cost you much less than regular fares.

Flights depart at least once a week in summer from the following airports to Heraklion HER.

• Belfast International BFS

• Birmingham BHX

• Bristol BRS

• Cardiff CWL

• Doncaster DSA

• Dublin DUB

• East Midlands EMA

• Glasgow GLA

• Humberside HUY

• Leeds Bradford LBA

• Gatwick LGW

• Luton LTN

• Manchester MAN

• Newcastle NCL

• Stansted STN

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Check prices on charter flights here...

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Check prices on Olympic flights...

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See schedules for Aegean Airlines...


Before You Arrive

Research Crete flights with your local travel agent as well as on the web. When doing so keep in mind which side of the island you would like to explore, is it west or east?

This will help you decide which airport to arrive into and which one to depart from. If you want to stay in the west, for example, you could arrive and depart from Chania.

Chania Town in Crete


West

Chania town is in the west and the best airport to use is Chania CHQ.

Elafonisi Beach, Crete


West

Elafonisi Beach is in the west and the best airport to use is Chania CHQ.

Samaria Gorge is in the west of Crete


West

Samaria Gorge is in the west and the best airport to use is Chania CHQ.

Knossos Palace is near to Heraklion Airport

Centre

Many visitors to Crete wish to see Knossos Minoan Palace. This is located 5km from Heraklion, so the best airport to use is Heraklion HER.


Matala Beach Crete

Centre

Matala Beach is located on the south coast of Crete 85 km from Heraklion town. The best airport to use is Heraklion HER.


Vai Beach and Palm Forest

East

Vai Beach is located on the eastern tip of Crete.The best airport to use is Heraklion HER or Sitia JSH.


Agios Nikolaos located in the east of Crete.

East

Agios Nikolaos located in the east of Crete.The best airport to use is Heraklion HER.


Check the following pages to assist with your Crete flights and trip planning






Once You Arrive

Arrange a handy taxi or bus transfer, these can be booked easily online... for peace of mind upon arrival

Or book a hire car...

See more information about getting to and from Crete...

Also see information about getting around in Crete...

Our page for travellers has loads of ideas...




Crete Flights - Crete Airport Map

The map below shows the map of Crete with all the airports and ports marked.











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