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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 $605/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 85% 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 Chania Lighthouse, Elafonissi Beach, and Star Beach Water Park.

I plan on visiting Chania Lighthouse. Which airport is the quickest drive?

The closest airport to Chania Lighthouse 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. 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. Residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and the 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, a PCR negative COVID-19 test issued 72h before departure, a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), and travel insurance. Travelers arriving from Albania, Bulgaria, Malta, North Macedonia, Romania, and starting from August 17, from Sweden, Belgium, Israel, Spain and the Netherlands, may be denied entry unless they have a negative coronavirus result from a PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival. 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. From June 15 onward, mandatory testing and self-isolation/quarantine will remain in place for anyone arriving into Greece from airports listed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Travelers arriving from other locations may be exempted from these requirements. All travelers except those only transiting through an airport in Greece must complete a "Passenger Locator Form (PLF)" 24 hours before check-in at https://travel.gov.gr/#/. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Flights from Turkey are suspended, except flights to repatriate Greek nationals and residents and special government-ordered flights. North Macedonian nationals may enter Greece via Thessaloniki (SKG) and continue on by road to North Macedonia. Their trip must be pre-approved by an official body like the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs or North Macedonian embassy. 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
N. Kazantzakis Apt. Airport
2 mi from city center
Souda Airport
7 mi from city center
Sitia Airport
1 mi from city center

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 $508
Newark Chania $546
Boston Heraklion $548
New York Chania $563
San Francisco Heraklion $589
New York Heraklion $604
Chicago Chania $636
Washington Heraklion $651
Orlando Heraklion $651
Los Angeles Heraklion $681

Popular routes to Crete

Most frequently searched flights to Crete along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Athens to Chania (Crete) Flights
Fastest flight time
1h 00m
Cheapest price
$45
Tallinn to Heraklion Flights
Fastest flight time
23h 10m
Cheapest price
$318
Bucharest to Chania (Crete) Flights
Fastest flight time
31h 10m
Cheapest price
$634

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