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?
Flights to Crete vary based on month, airline, when you book, where you are departing from and many more variables, but on average momondo users can expect to spend about £204/pp. The absolute cheapest flight to Crete is £16/pp
What is the best airport to fly into to visit Heraklion?
70% of momondo users visit Heraklion more often than any other city in Crete. When travelling to Heraklion, typically the most convenient 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, Agia Marina Beach, and Falassarna Beach.
I plan on visiting Elafonissi Beach. Which airport is the quickest drive?
Elafonissi Beach is closest to Heraklion Airport. Those looking for an alternative airport option near Elafonissi Beach could try flying into 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 travellers with the exception of nationals, residence permit holders, or long-term visa holders of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, or their families.
Greek nationals and residence permit holders may still enter the country. However, holders of certificates of application for renewal of a Greek residence permit may not enter.
Healthcare professionals, government members, diplomats, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers, airline crew, travellers in transit, and travellers entering Greece for reasons authorized by the Greek embassy or consulate may also enter.
All travellers entering Greece on flights that are not state flights, sanitary flights, humanitarian flights or military flights. are required to be in isolation for a period of 14 days.
Flights from Turkey, Albania, and North Macedonia 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 preapproved by an official body like the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs or North Macedonian embassy.
Flights from Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom are also suspended except for special categories of flights like those for cargo, humanitarian aid, military, and repatriation.
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 Archaeological Museum
Historical Museum of 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 on a map
Cheapest flight routes to Crete
These routes have the cheapest flights to Crete found by momondo users in United Kingdom