Which is the main airport in Crete?

Heraklion Airport
Heraklion Airport sits 3 miles (4.83km) from the city of Heraklion. It is the largest of the three airports on the island of Crete and is the second largest airport in Greece before Athens. Heraklion Airport is the second busiest airport in Greece with nearly 8 million passengers.

Which airport is better in Crete?

The most popular airport is Heraklion which has more flights daily – however, many of our regulars who stay in the West of the island say that Chania is the better airport as its smaller and more efficient.

Should I fly to Chania or Heraklion?

Heraklion airport is connected to more destinations, however, it tends to be very busy as well, especially for check-in. If you are thinking about an itinerary trip then I suggest flying into Heraklion and flying out from Chania, where check-in tends to be quicker and less chaotic.

Where are the airports on Crete?

Name Location IATA
Heraklion International Airport Heraklion HER
Chania International Airport Chania CHQ
Sitia Public Airport Sitia JSH
Kasteli Airport Kastelli

How many airports are in Chania?

14 airports
According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Chania International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.

Is there only one airport in Crete?

There are 3 airports in Crete: the airports of Heraklion and Chania in Crete are proposing regular flights to Athens (both trips take about 45 minutes) and Thessaloniki (about 1 hour and a half). The airport of Heraklion also organizes flights to Rhodes, Kos and other Greek islands in summer. (1 hour).

How many terminals does Heraklion airport have?

one terminal
There is only one terminal at Heraklion Airport.

How big is Heraklion airport?

Heraklion International Airport
Direction Length
m ft
09/27 2,714 8,800
12/30 1,566 5,138

Can you get a ferry from Crete to Santorini?

There are at least 2 ferry crossings per day from Crete to Santorini during the summer months. It is a seasonal route from Heraklion mainly operated by 4 ferry companies: Seajets, Minoan Lines, Golden Star Ferries and Aegeon Pelagos. Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season.

Can you island hop from Crete?

Island hopping from Crete

During the summer there are ferries from Crete to Santorini and Mykonos, with daily departures from Heraklion. You can also catch a ferry from Rethymno to popular Cycladic destinations. The port of Heraklion is the best starting point for island hopping.

Is Crete cheaper than Santorini?

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Santorini and Crete, we can see that Santorini is more expensive. And not only is Crete much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination.

Is Crete better than Santorini?

Crete has more small traditional (non-touristy) villages. Santorini is more romantic and better suited to a honeymoon. Santorini has better and more unique luxury hotels. Both Santorini and Crete have a longer tourism season than most Greek islands.

Which island is better Mykonos or Crete?

Mykonos is chic and has a great bar and restaurant scene. Crete is huge and offers greater variety and is a two week holiday in itself. Personally, Mykonos wins easily, the nightlife is fantastic it is also expensive however.

How long is flight from Crete to Athens?

55 min
Cheap Flight & Ticket Information from Crete to Athens
Average Flight Time 55 min
Departure Airport Heraklion International Airport
Destination Airport Athens International Airport
Direct Airline Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Olympic Air, Sky Express, Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines, Volotea
Minimum Round-Trip Ticket Price* $52

What is Crete popular for?

The largest island in Greece, Crete is a diverse and vibrant land packed with ancient ruins, buzzing cities and breathtaking beaches. Many people come here for the sun, sea and sand yet the best things to do in Crete include much more than the standard package vacation.

What is Crete called today?

Crete, Modern Greek Kríti, Ancient Greek Crete or Krete, Latin Creta, Turkish Girit, Venetian Candia, island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea that is one of 13 administrative regions (periféreies) of Greece.