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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Crete. Current restrictions to Crete are based on Greece travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to cities in Crete

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Useful information for your flight to Crete

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Crete

What is the cheapest flight I can find to Crete?

The average flight to Crete costs $617/per person and the cheapest flight to Crete is $22/per person. This price varies based on a multitude of factors such as departure airport, airline, time of booking and when you plan on traveling.

What is the best airport to fly into to visit Heraklion?

The majority of momondo users who fly to Crete tend to spend time in Heraklion, which is visited 88% more often than other cities. When flying to Heraklion, the most popular airport to fly into is Heraklion Airport.

What are the most popular landmarks in Crete?

Many visitors who travel to Crete find themselves making a stop at popular landmarks such as Elafonissi Beach, Star Beach Water Park, and Chania Lighthouse.

I plan on visiting Elafonissi Beach. Which airport is the quickest drive?

The closest airport to Elafonissi Beach is Heraklion Airport, and would make for the quickest drive. For those interested in a secondary airport to fly into, consider looking at flights heading to Chania Airport.


What are the current travel restrictions for Crete?

Currently, Greece travel restrictions include travel to Crete.

Entry restrictions

Greece has restricted the entry of all travelers with the exception of residents from EU+ countries. EU+ consists of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. Nationals and residents of Australia, Israel, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Thailand and UAE may also enter the country. Those arriving from the UAE must be traveling on a direct flight, and will need to provide proof of permanent residence in the UAE, return tickets and hotel reservations. Foreign travelers may not arrive from other areas unless they are in an essential category such as healthcare professionals, students, government members, diplomats, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers, airline crew, seasonal workers, travelers in transit, or travelers entering Greece for reasons authorized by the Greek embassy or consulate. The list of categories can be found here. Flights from Turkey are suspended, except flights to repatriate Greek nationals and residents and special government-ordered flights. Travelers arriving from Albania and North Macedonia must arrive at Athens.

Entry requirements

All travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results 72 hours prior to arrival. In addition to the mandatory pre-travel testing requirements set out above, travelers arriving from the UAE or UK will be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. All travelers except those only transiting through an airport in Greece must complete a "Passenger Locator Form (PLF)" 24 hours before check-in. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival, details can be found at here. Travelers are subject to a mandatory 7-day preventive quarantine. Travelers arriving from the UAE or UK need to self-isolate for 7 days at the address they record on their PLF, in the event of a negative test result. If they are staying for shorter period of time, then they will need to self-isolate until their departure day. At the end of the 7-day self-isolation, travelers should undergo a fresh PCR test in order able to exit quarantine. If the result of their rapid COVID-19 test upon entry to Greece is positive, the Greek authorities will ask them to quarantine until advised otherwise.

All other info

Starting November 9, all departing air passenger must submit a PLF prior to departure as well.

If you are planning to travel to Crete at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit Crete? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in Crete.
Heraklion
Crete

Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Historical Museum of Crete
Koules Fortress
Chania
Crete

Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary
Nautical Museum of Crete
Chania Municipal Garden
Hassan Pasha Mosque
Archaeological Museum of Chania

Airports in Crete

There are many options when flying to Crete. Here you can see the price and the destinations in a map

Cheapest flight routes to Crete

These routes have the cheapest flights to Crete found by momondo users in United States
Departing Destination Best Price
Newark Heraklion $569
Los Angeles Chania $590
Miami Heraklion $595
Houston Heraklion $610
Omaha Chania $618
Los Angeles Heraklion $653
Newark Chania $656
Washington Heraklion $656
New York Heraklion $670
Baltimore Heraklion $704

Popular routes to Crete

Most frequently searched flights to Crete along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Athens to Chania Flights
Fastest flight time
0h 50m
Cheapest price
$58
Bucharest to Chania Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 55m
Cheapest price
$81
Copenhagen to Heraklion Flights
Fastest flight time
7h 55m
Cheapest price
$355
Tallinn to Heraklion Flights
Fastest flight time
22h 30m
Cheapest price
$407
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