Fly to Heraklion (HER) – a worthy rival to Mykonos and Santorini, effortlessly combining rich history and beautiful natural surroundings with a delightful Mediterranean climate. We fly direct from London, meaning you could be sunning yourself in Crete in less than four hours.
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Heraklion provides easy access to some of the islands most popular holiday destinations – but the vibrant city centre is not to be overlooked. Heraklion ticks all of the shopping, dining and sightseeing boxes of a city break. While the surrounding resorts will entice you with their stunning coastlines – embrace the glorious beaches by day and vibrant nightlife by night.
As Greece’s largest island, the myriad of activities on offer make Crete a popular holiday destination for all budgets. From vibrant city centres to lively resorts and sleepy villages – the natural beauty of the island is everywhere you look.
The largest airport in Crete, Heraklion International Airport (HER) is just 4km from Heraklion’s city centre. There are two main transport options from the airport – local buses or taxis. Buses run from early morning to late, Monday to Saturday, with less frequent services on Sunday. Look for official grey taxis outside the terminal.
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.
The birthplace of the mythological legend of Minotaur, Greece’s largest island is home to a diverse landscape of pink sand beaches, palm tree groves and stunning coastlines. With charming towns steeped in ancient history. Eat like the locals in one of the island’s many seaside tavernas serving authentic Cretan cuisine, explore secluded beaches on the coastline and take in the ancient Minoan, Venetian and Byzantine architecture. The smaller towns and villages are a great way to learn about local customs and people-watch – Rethymnon Old Town is a seaside neighbourhood with a Venetian fortress and harbour that dates back to the 11th century.
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. Onboard you’ll find clean, sanitised seats, HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.