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Flights to Heraklion in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price£176Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£56From London to Heraklion

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Heraklion right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Heraklion along with the rest of Greece. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: 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 looking to book a trip to Heraklion and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Heraklion flights by month

January
£179
February
£192
March
£180
April
£157
May
£181
June
£200
July
£212
August
£228
September
£208
October
£200
November
£190
December
£219
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Heraklion is currently April; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Heraklion?

LON - HER
Price
£157 - £407
HER
Temperature
15 - 29 °C
HER
Rainfall
1 - 89 mm
April is typically the best time to fly to Heraklion, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Heraklion then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Heraklion, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Heraklion?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Heraklion. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Heraklion?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Heraklion trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

When is the best time to visit Heraklion?

The largest city on the island of Crete, Heraklion is a perfect blend of ancient culture and contemporary city life. Book a flight to Heraklion to discover hidden gems beneath the city’s tough cosmopolitan exterior, which includes excellent architecture, delicious culinary delights and some of the most famous sites in antiquity.

Heraklion’s high season falls within July and August when the weather is warmest and the number of visitors rapidly increases. Many flock here to enjoy the various beaches and outdoor excursions, but expect prices to be much higher during this busy season. The months of May and June, as well as September and October, are ideal for visiting Heraklion, not only because the weather is pleasant without being overbearing, but because the region is much quieter. Also, as most of these months fall within school term times, this is the ideal time to book a cheap flight to Heraklion.

The Haraklion Summer Arts Festival takes place annually from July to September. Bringing together a variety of ballet, opera and theatre performances, many of which are internationally renowned, it is clear why this festival has become famous for its diversity. The performances take place in a number of outdoor theatres which are often set in some historic locations across the city. Some of the events are free, however, tickets need to be purchased for some.

During late March, locals descend on Heraklion to commemorate the 1821 Greek uprising against the Ottoman Empire. This is another great time to travel to Heraklion to see soldiers take part in an impressive parade through the main streets.

Why visit Heraklion?

Heraklion, an ancient city once thought to be the home of the legendary Minotaur, it now stands an incredible urban fortress, offering visitors a unique experience steeped in myth and history.

In just a day, you can stroll through the old city towards the Venetian Koules Fortress, a formidable structure overlooking a beautiful harbour, before lunching at a seafront restaurant to sample some of the region’s local cuisine. The Historical Museum of Crete, and the nearby Archaeological Museum, are also just a short walk along the coast offering visitors a once in a lifetime glimpse at a wonderful collection of Crete’s historical treasures. If it’s ancient life you seek, take a quick drive to one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, the Palace of Knossos.

As night falls around Lions Square, home to the famous Morosini Fountain, you’ll enter a central hub for night-time activity. The fountain leads to a street full of picturesque gift shops, markets and boutiques, perfect for spending an afternoon browsing in before heading to the surrounding bars and cafes for a relaxing evening under the stars.

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What is the climate like in Heraklion?

Getting to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER), otherwise known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, is relatively easy with plenty of transportation links into the city. A regular bus service is in operation outside the airport, as is a local taxi rank. Both are available and can take you directly into the city. Whilst the taxi service is reliable, it’s always best to agree on a fee beforehand.

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What is the best way to travel around Heraklion?

A large and heavily populated city, Heraklion has a good public transport system. For a small fee the local bus route offers trips as far as Knossos. Whilst most attractions can be reached on foot, taxis can easily be hired for a pre-agreed price. You’ll find these stands near to squares, such as Lion Square. If you prefer, there are also a number of rental companies within the airport.

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