Flights to Crete – help the locals celebrate
Flights to Crete are most likely to drop you off at Heraklion airport, confusingly also called Kazantzakis airport. There are airports at Chania (AKA Daskalogiannis Airport - why?!) and there’s also a little airport called Sitia. Thankfully Sitia doesn’t have an alias… enough is enough. Sitia airport is planning to take on charter flights soon, so flights to Crete will soon come in three flavours. Crete is a real treat, a delightful place with lovely locals. Like the rest of Greece, the Cretan year is one long festival with all sorts of exciting stuff going on whenever you visit. Choose flights to Crete if you’re into helping people celebrate… every town has its own patron saint’s day and they really push the boat out. The best? Book flights to Crete that’ll let you join in with the Sitia Kornania festival, Rethymno's Renaissance Festival, Kyrvia Festival in Ierapetra or Iraklio's festival of summer arts
Crete Flights – Fly into Heraklion Airport
Most charter flights to Crete land at Heraklion, an ordinary and fairly ugly sort of town but very convenient for exploring the rest of this fabulous island. The airport itself is only three miles from the city and there are plenty of good car hire firms there touting for business. If, for you, flights to Crete equal freedom of choice, fly to Heraklion and from there the Cretan world’s your oyster. You don’t have to go far to discover quiet fishing villages and ports stuffed with authentic Greek culture.
Flights to Crete – Rivers, lakes and forests
You don’t imagine Crete being a place of rivers. In the summer it is exceptionally hot and the countryside inland is parched, dry and brown throughout the peak season. But there are rivers, even though they’re mostly very short and dry up completely in summer. One exception is the River Preveli to the south, in the Rethymnon district, another’s the Vrisses River in Chania. There are even a handful of stunning lakes – head off for Kournas lake, surrounded by bars and pretty tavernas. A lovely place to while away an evening. Many people use flights to Crete as a dropping off point for the local islands, a sprinkling of stunning little jewels in the turquoise sea including Gavdos, Hrissi, Koufonisia and Gramvoussa. Pronounce that lot properly and we’ll send you a Blue Peter Badge.
Book your flights to Crete here.
Or take a tour round our flights pages for Flights to Athens, Flights to Faliraki, Flights to Greece, Flights to Kos, Flights to Rhodes and Flights to Zante