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Cheap Flights to Crete

Popular in December High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price £324 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £48 From London to Chania
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Crete related to COVID-19?

Travel to Crete is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Crete are based on the Greece restrictions which are: 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 from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest prices for Crete flights by month

January
£218
February
£217
March
£164
April
£132
May
£157
June
£172
July
£191
August
£247
September
£185
October
£166
November
£190
December
£240
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Crete is April. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Crete?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - CHQ
Price
£132 - £421
CHQ
Temperature
14 - 31 °C
CHQ
Rainfall
4 - 120 mm

Peak Season:

Easter is when tourists start to visit Crete, although the climate is ideal for visiting most of the year. April through to October is the main peak season, with big crowds of tourists booking flights to Crete then. Accommodation is also more expensive so make sure to book that and your flights as early as you can to get discounts. Late spring time and early summer are the best times to visit, with the weather not being too hot and cheap flights to Crete more available. It also means the beaches are less crowded and the weather isn’t too hot that you can’t do hiking activities.

Off Season:

Although the island is popular most of the year, from late October until April is when you’ll find the cheapest flights to Crete. It also has a magical feeling to it as less tourists visit and you can find yourself wondering a beach with very few crowds. Temperatures gradually decrease as winter creeps in, although if you bring a jacket you shouldn’t feel a chill too much except for early morning and late at night. The cheapest flights to Crete are available over the winter and with ideal temperatures makes Crete a great option for some winter sun.

When is the best time to book a flight to Crete?

Due to the year round popularity of Crete, cheap flight tickets are more difficult to come by. However if you book in advance you can find great deals and cheap flights to Crete. During the winter is when you’ll find the cheapest flights deals to Crete, but if you want to visit during the summer, especially if there are festivals and celebrations on, make sure to book at least a month in advance. Flexibility is the best option when it comes to securing the cheapest flights to Crete as well as avoiding popular times such as half-term and other school holidays.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Crete?

The cheapest flights to Crete are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Crete?

Crete flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Crete?

Flights from London (All airports) to Crete – 4 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Crete – 4 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Crete – 4 hours 25 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Crete – 4 hours 55 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Crete?

Ryanair, Jet2, Thompson and British Airways all operate flights to Crete, with Ryanair primarily the cheapest of the lot. Jet2 also offer competitive prices on flights to Crete, but Ryanair dominate as a budget airline. However, during the summer Ryanair also charge excessive prices for checked in luggage, meaning you’ll be paying a premium for a low allowance. Bare that in mind when booking your flights to Crete and compare a couple of different airlines together to find the best price for your flight tickets.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

One of the most convenient ways to get to the city is to jump on one of the many public buses from the airport. Bus number 78 goes straight from Heraklion airport to the city, and shuttles run as frequently as every few minutes for most of the day. You can also opt to get a taxi from outside the airport, although this will be pricey compared to the bus. That said, if there are a few of you travelling that can split the fare, a taxi can be a great choice to quickly get to your hotel. You could also hire a car from the airport, although unless you plan on driving around the different towns Crete has to offer then this could be more of a burden than helpful.

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