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Flights to Heraklion

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Last minute flights to Heraklion

Departure Sat, 31 Jul Return Mon, 02 Aug
LON London
HER Heraklion
return from £81
Departure Sat, 31 Jul Return Sun, 01 Aug
LON London
HER Heraklion
return from £114
Departure Sat, 31 Jul Return Mon, 02 Aug
ATH Athens
HER Heraklion
return from £115
Departure Sat, 31 Jul Return Sun, 01 Aug
ATH Athens
HER Heraklion
return from £94
Popular flight routes to Heraklion
London - Heraklion
return from £126
Manchester - Heraklion
return from £246
Birmingham - Heraklion
return from £264
Athens - Heraklion
return from £87
Bristol - Heraklion
return from £456
Edinburgh - Heraklion
return from £291

Trips to Heraklion

Heraklion travel

Heraklion is a city famed for its ancient history, palaces, museums and fortresses. During the olden times, it was the port of Knossos and was founded in 824 by Muslims. Heraklion went through several rulers during the Byzantine, Ottoman and British occupations. It was, however, in the Venetian era that the city flourished in architecture, art, trade and literature. Today, Heraklion is a city proud of its heritage and capitalises on this to promote its services and tourism sectors. Many flights to Heraklion bring travellers from all over the world to see its ancient ruins and experience its cultural past whilst enjoying a relaxed holiday on the island of Crete. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Heraklion!

Things to do and places to see in Heraklion

The fourth largest island in Greece boasts of many stunning attractions, from historic ruins to splendid fortifications. Visit museums, ramble through archaeological excavations or check out fortresses. Sample local dishes, stroll through markets or just soak in stunning views. For travellers on cheap flights to Heraklion, the urban settlement is a delightful combination of the new and the old.

When visiting Heraklion, be sure to:

  • Spend time at Knossos, an archaeological site of palaces and museums
  • Familiarise yourself with Minoan art at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
  • Admire the superb collections of art at the Historical Museum of Crete
  • Visit the impressive Koules fortress situated at the entrance of the old port
  • Swing by at the Natural History Museum of Crete
  • See the works of Cretan artists at the Museum of Visual Arts
  • Take a look at the massive defensive walls (Fortifications of Heraklion) surrounding the city
  • Stroll through the Old Town and climb ramparts for amazing views of the city
  • Experience the underworld of the Mediterranean at the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos
  • Pay tribute to a great artist, El Greco, renowned for his intense and vivid paintings and visit the El Greco Museum in Fodele
  • Laze on the beaches of Matala, located in the south of Crete
  • Reinforce your knowledge of Minoan culture and visit the palace of Phaestos
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Heraklion airports

Heraklion International Airport or Nikos Kazantzakis is the main airport that looks after the air travel needs of Heraklion city. Most of the flights handled by the airport are seasonal, particularly during the summer months when passengers who book trips to Heraklion are at their highest volume. The airport features cafes and snack bars, duty-free shops, cash dispensers, currency exchange, car rental and lounges for the comfort of travellers.

  • Heraklion International Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at this airport are the following airline companies: Aegean Airlines, Sky Express and Thomson Airways.


    It is located 5 km from the centre of Heraklion city.

    Transport options

    The airport is accessible via the E75 motorway or by using the principal road of Ikarou from the city centre. Local buses run on a regular schedule from the airport to downtown Heraklion and back. For passengers who want to reach their hotels rapidly, taking a cab from the taxi stand is the best option. It is also possible to reserve or book cabs online.

FAQ's about Heraklion

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Heraklion at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £79 to Heraklion. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Heraklion.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Heraklion?
The top month to book flights to Heraklion is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Heraklion flights is August. In third place: June. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Heraklion, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Heraklion?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Heraklion is... August. The next best month to travel to Heraklion is September. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Heraklion. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Heraklion is January.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Heraklion from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Heraklion include:
  • Easyjet, which flies from London and Manchester to Heraklion plus from Edinburgh.
  • Wizz Air UK, which has flights from London and null as well as null to Heraklion.
  • Jet2.Com, with flights from London to Heraklion and Manchester and also from Birmingham.
Indirect flights from the UK to Heraklion include:
  • Aegean Airlines, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Birmingham.
  • Sky Express, with flights from London and Edinburgh to Heraklion plus Newcastle.
  • Eurowings, which has flights from London and null as well as from null to Heraklion.
💰 What are the cheapest airlines flying to Heraklion?
Looking at the prices of our customers' bookings from Spain to Heraklion, your best bet for cheap flights is:
  • Smartlynx Airlines: average one-way price of £122.38 , with Bristol to Heraklion an average of £122.38 and null from null.
  • Avion Express (one-way average: £152.59) : this includes an average price from Birmingham to Heraklion of £148.90 and also flights from Manchester costing £153.51.
  • Thomson Airways Ltd: average cost for one-way was £157.06 , with Cardiff to Heraklion flights costing an average of £115.57 and the price tag from Birmingham being £121.19.
🕑 How long before a flight to Heraklion should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Heraklion, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Heraklion departing from over 47 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Heraklion at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Heraklion’s airport?
Heraklion is served by 1 airport[s]. Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 47 cities, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Heraklion’s airport from the city centre?
Heraklion’s airport Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis is located 2 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Heraklion’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.29 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis , for example, the average price for the ride to Heraklion centre is around 3.01 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Heraklion. Pick your preferred car type and get from Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis to Heraklion city centre on your own terms.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Heraklion?
If you are going to Heraklion, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 6.66 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 25.80 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 5.16 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 3.01 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 3.01 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.39 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.16 GBP
  • - Water: 0.46 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in Heraklion?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Heraklion is in May, July and September, when the average temperature reaches 26.67 °C, while July, August and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 147.17 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Heraklion during the months of January, February and March to experience an average of 12.08 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during June, August and September, when the average precipitation in Heraklion is 7.73 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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