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Flights to Crete Island

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Crete is the largest island in Greece and sits south of the mainland, separating the Aegean Sea from the Libyan Sea. The island is long and mountainous with beaches flanking the north and south coasts. Crete offers a combination of history and relaxation. If you're interested in learning about Crete's history, you can explore the Minoan ruins at Knossos and Phaestos, while nature lovers can hike the Samaria Gorge, one of the longest in Europe. Crete is known for its beaches and many resorts can be found along the coast. The island has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. If you're looking for a beach vacation with a side of history, Crete is a great choice.

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Airports near Crete Island

Reach Crete Island your way. You can easily travel to Crete Island using any of these 4 airports.

Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis"

Located in the capital city of Crete, Heraklion, this is the primary international airport serving the island. It is approximately a 15-minute drive from the city centre.


Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis"

Situated in the city of Chania, this airport is another popular gateway to Crete. It is around a 20-minute drive from the city centre.


Sitia Public Airport

If you are planning to visit the eastern part of Crete, Sitia Public Airport is a convenient option. It is located near the town of Sitia and is approximately a 10-minute drive away.


Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras"

Although not on the island of Crete, Rhodes International Airport is a major regional airport in Greece. If you are unable to find direct flights to Crete, you can consider flying to Rhodes and then taking a connecting flight or ferry to Crete. The flight duration from Rhodes to Crete is around 45 minutes.

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Things to do in Crete Island

With a wealth of sights to see in Crete Island, here are our top 3:

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The Palace of Knossos

This Minoan palace complex, located near Heraklion, is a fascinating glimpse into Crete's ancient past. Knossos was the legendary home of King Minos and the mythical Minotaur. Explore the palace's grand halls, courtyards, and workshops, and imagine what life was like here thousands of years ago.

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Samaria Gorge

Hike through this breathtaking national park, located in the western part of Crete. The Samaria Gorge is one of the longest gorges in Europe, with stunning scenery and diverse plant and animal life. The hike takes about 4-6 hours and is considered moderately challenging.

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Chania Old Town

Wander the narrow streets of Chania's Venetian Old Town, a maze of charming shops, restaurants, and historical landmarks. Explore the Venetian Harbor, admire the beautiful architecture, and soak up the lively atmosphere.

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