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Relics of the past are round every corner in Heraklion, the capital city of Greece’s largest island. Leftovers from some of the world’s oldest civilisations are as commonplace as sunshine days here, but historic sites are only one part of Heraklion’s many charms.

Fly to Heraklion with British Airways and experience a city break by the sea. The nearby beaches range from small coves to long stretches of sand, so you can work your way through the list to find your favourite. At lunchtime, enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean diet, with fresh fish, vegetables and Greek classics like cheese and yoghurt on offer. Sprinkle in some sightseeing by paying a visit to the Palace of Knossos, a hilltop ruin that was once a powerful ancient stronghold. Then in the evening, finish your day with a visit to the waterfront bars to sip sundowners while overlooking the Aegan. Book your Crete holiday today.

Cheapest each-way flights to Crete

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    £163
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Heraklion flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Heraklion, Crete?

It takes about four hours to fly Heraklion, Crete from London.

Which airports does British Airways fly to Heraklion, Crete from?

You can fly to Heraklion with British Airways from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Heraklion, Crete?

Try spring or autumn dates for cheaper flights while still getting to enjoy warm temperatures. Flight prices to Heraklion are usually more expensive in the summer thanks to the great weather, but make sure to use our low fare finder to see if you can find a deal.

When’s the best time to visit Heraklion, Crete?

Heraklion spends the summer basking in sunshine, so you can relax on the sandy beaches or explore Crete’s capital in glorious temperatures. If you’d prefer to visit when it’s a bit cooler, try spring or autumn when the mercury still hits the high teens.

Is Heraklion, Crete cheap to visit?

You can enjoy a trip to Heraklion no matter what your budget is. As it’s the capital, prices will be slightly higher here than on the rest of the island, but you can still find restaurants and bars favoured by locals that are more affordable. There’s also a central market where you can pick up fresh ingredients from local farmers if you’re cooking at home. Plus, there are plenty of time-stamped monuments that you can see free of charge and beaches for a cooling dip in the sea or building sandcastles.

Is it easy to get around Heraklion, Crete?

It’s just a 10-minute cab ride from Heraklion Airport to Heraklion Town – look for the official grey taxis outside the terminal – or you can take a bus. They run from early morning to late, Monday to Saturday, with less frequent services on Sunday.

To see more of Crete, book a car hire with British Airways, and receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support. Collect Avios on every rental.

Why visit Heraklion, Crete?

See how old meets new in Heraklion. From visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum to enjoying the city’s electrifying nightlife scene, there’s so much to explore. As well as the glorious ocean blues that fringe Crete’s ancient capital, the historical sites, delicious food scene and average of 300 days of sun a year make Heraklion a worthy contender for your next trip.

Why fly British Airways to Heraklion?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you'll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Economy class flights to Heraklion

From £112each-way

from London, October 2024

Our short-haul World Traveller (economy) cabins are great value if you’re looking for cheap flights. If you are only bringing hand luggage, consider booking basic World Traveller (economy). Alternatively, you can pick a price that includes 23kg checked baggage and free seat selection 48 hours before you fly.

October

£112

each-way, from London

£112

September

£132

each-way, from London

£132

June

£163

each-way, from London

£163

Business class flights to Heraklion

From £581return

from London, October 2024

Our spacious Club World (business class) cabin, has a premium menu and priority boarding. We keep the middle seat free so you can always enjoy a guaranteed window or aisle seat and more personal space for working or relaxing. Club World (business class) passengers also have lounge access at the airport.

October

£581

return, from London

£581

September

£651

return, from London

£651

April

£692

return, from London

£692

Heraklion travel essentials

Flight time

4 hours

Time zone

GMT +2

Currency

Euros

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