Flights to Heraklion

Below, you will find all the information about flights to Heraklion.
National flightsInternational flights

In brief, the airport of Heraklion serves year-round flights to and from Athens, Thessaloniki, and Larnaca (Cyprus), while airplanes from over 25 other countries also fly there from early spring to late autumn.
Notes: • There are no direct flights to Heraklion from the US, Canada & Australia.
• A limited number of direct domestic flights are available between other islands of Greece and Heraklion during the summer season, though a popular direct option is to travel to Heraklion by ferry (from the port of Piraeus).

You can fly from Heraklion to other destinations in Greece (and vice versa) with a transit stop at the International Airport of Athens or the Airport of Thessaloniki.

Via Athens: Fly directly to Athens International Airport and from there, get to Heraklion by plane or by ferry from Piraeus Port.

Via Thessaloniki: Catch a flight to the city of Thessaloniki and then change flights to reach the airport of Heraklion.

Keep in mind that one should consider airplane ticket prices are not fixed and skyrocket in cost as the high season approaches. It is recommended to plan your trip a few months ahead of schedule and book your tickets in advance.

 

National Flights

Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (HER) is located 3.2 km from Heraklion Town and 4 km from the port.

• From Athens Airport

Daily direct flights that connect Athens to Heraklion are available throughout the year! Throughout the summer season, Heraklion receives an array of flights per day. Travel time is approximately 50 minutes.
Flights are operated by Aegean Airlines (and sub-company Olympic Air), Sky Express, and Volotea.

• From Thessaloniki Airport

Direct flights from Thessaloniki to Heraklion (and back) are available all year long, a few times each week. This trip lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
The flights are operated by Aegean Airlines (and sub-company Olympic Air), while sporadic flights are also handled by Ryanair.

• From Rhodes Airport

Lots of direct flights from Rhodes to Heraklion are available through the spring and summer months. The trip lasts about 1 hour.
The flights are operated by Sky Express.

• Other National Airports

Heraklion welcomes flights from other islands and areas of Greece during the high season, such as the Kos (Flight Duration: 1h05m), Santorini (Flight Duration: 1h), Volos (Flight Duration: 1h30m), and Kalamata (Peloponnese) (Flight Duration: 1h). These flights are usually operated by TUI Airlines Belgium, Sky Express, and Aegean Airlines.

 

International Flights & Airlines

Notes:
• Most International flights to & from Heraklion are only available during the high summer season (a few times per week), except flights to Larnaca in the neighboring Cyprus. Availability is subject to change every year, thus some routes may be added or removed.
• There are no direct flights from the USA, Canada & Australia, so visitors from North and South America and Oceania will need to find a connecting flight. The best airports for transit to visit Heraklion are London (UK), Brussels (Belgium), Vienna (Austria), Zurich (Switzerland), Paris (France) and Frankfurt (Germany).

The following data regarding international flights are indicative. It is better to double-check the available dates before planning your trip!

There are direct flights connecting Heraklion to several countries!
Albania | Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Kazakhstan | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Romania | Serbia | Slovakia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | United Kingdom

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