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5 Mar — 12 Mar1
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Flights to Heraklion in 2024

Find the latest flights to Heraklion in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 936,534 searches and data was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

March

Average price

£217

Return from

£92

One-way from

£54
High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for return flights in February 2024
From London to Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt.
One-way flight from London to Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt. (HER)

Average price of flights to Heraklion by month

Plan your trip to Heraklion by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Heraklion is currently £0 while a return flight costs £0. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Heraklion (average of £108). Flying to Heraklion in August will prove the most costly (average of £475). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£190

February

£210

March

£85

April

£169

May

£261

June

£278

July

£282

August

£376

September

£283

October

£251

November

£259

December

£225

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.

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Heraklion. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights to Heraklion is 8 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Heraklion?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Heraklion. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Heraklion should consider flying on Thursday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Saturday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Heraklion

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Heraklion. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Heraklion. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown easyJet, SWISS and Jet2 to Heraklion to help guide your decision. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very Good
125 reviews

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

6.4

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 8

Corfu airport check in was a nightmare long queues in 36c outdoors and the staff weren’t too clear about which queue you needed to be in and why,

8.5
Very Good
125 reviews
8.5
Very Good
125 reviews

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

6.4

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 8

Corfu airport check in was a nightmare long queues in 36c outdoors and the staff weren’t too clear about which queue you needed to be in and why,

8.1
Very Good
939 reviews
8.5
Very Good
125 reviews

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

6.4

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 8

Corfu airport check in was a nightmare long queues in 36c outdoors and the staff weren’t too clear about which queue you needed to be in and why,

7.8
Good
2,258 reviews
8.5
Very Good
125 reviews

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

6.4

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 8

Corfu airport check in was a nightmare long queues in 36c outdoors and the staff weren’t too clear about which queue you needed to be in and why,

7.8
Good
1,766 reviews
8.5
Very Good
125 reviews

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

6.4

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 8

Corfu airport check in was a nightmare long queues in 36c outdoors and the staff weren’t too clear about which queue you needed to be in and why,

7.2
Good
117 reviews
8.5
Very Good
125 reviews

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

6.4

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 8

Corfu airport check in was a nightmare long queues in 36c outdoors and the staff weren’t too clear about which queue you needed to be in and why,

Heraklion airport overview

Named after Nikos Kazantzakis, the local philosopher and writer, Heraklion International Airport is Greece’s second-busiest airport, serving around five million passengers per year. Located 5km (3 miles) east of Crete’s main city, Heraklion, the eastern end of its runway lies just a few metres from the island’s shoreline, making landings and take-offs an exciting experience for first-time visitors.

A small but busy airport, most travellers taking flights to Heraklion International will see the airport briefly as they move on to other parts of Crete. The airport will cease to exist in the near future as a brand new airport, currently being built in Kastelli Pediados, is scheduled for completion in 2015.

As Heraklion International shares its space with a military base taking photographs or videos of the exterior of the airport, particularly its airfield, is prohibited.

Queues sometimes lead out the doors when it’s busy. This can prove unpleasant when it’s hot, so keep some drinks and sun-block handy if you’re heading to Crete in summer.

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.

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.

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.

What does HER mean?

HER is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A HER flight refers to a flight to Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt. Airport.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Heraklion?

If you book a flight to Heraklion, you will be flying into N. Kazantzakis Apt., which is the city’s only airport. Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt. (HER) is located 1.7 mi from the center of Heraklion.

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