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Cheap flights to Heraklion recently found by travellers
    LON
    London
    HER
    Heraklion
    easyJet

    Mon, 27 Mar - Mon, 3 Apr
    US$104
    BHX
    Birmingham
    HER
    Heraklion
    Monarch

    Fri, 27 Oct - Tue, 31 Oct
    US$151
    EDI
    Edinburgh
    HER
    Heraklion
    Jet2.com

    Thu, 11 May - Thu, 25 May
    US$186
    GLA
    Glasgow
    HER
    Heraklion
    Jet2.com

    Thu, 27 Apr - Sun, 30 Apr
    US$211
    MAN
    Manchester
    HER
    Heraklion
    Jet2.com

    Sat, 29 Apr - Sat, 6 May
    US$246
    DSA
    Doncaster
    HER
    Heraklion
    Thomson Airways

    Tue, 20 Jun - Tue, 27 Jun
    US$277
    EMA
    Nottingham
    HER
    Heraklion
    Jet2.com

    Fri, 19 May - Fri, 26 May
    US$291
    NCL
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    HER
    Heraklion
    Thomson Airways

    Tue, 29 Aug - Tue, 12 Sep
    US$298
    BRS
    Bristol
    HER
    Heraklion
    Lufthansa

    Wed, 23 Aug - Wed, 30 Aug
    US$304
    LBA
    Leeds
    HER
    Heraklion
    Jet2.com

    Sat, 8 Jul - Thu, 20 Jul
    US$315
Arriving at Heraklion International

Cheap flights to Heraklion arrive from all over Europe on charter airlines. Regularly scheduled flights to Heraklion also use the same airport. Although small in size, Nikos Kazantzakis International provides the same facilities, as do the larger airports.

When arriving on a Heraklion flight, passengers can have their immediate requirements met: banking, ATM and bureaux de change facilities are all available within the terminal complex. Bus and taxi services are just outside the building with regular services into the city and, cars can be rented from several companies. Duty free shopping and cafe services are also provided inside the terminal.

Getting Around Heraklion and Crete

Crete has a relatively good transportation system. Regular ferry and bus services make getting around the island fairly easy. Regular bus services operated by Minoan Line buses are available at reasonable prices, serving the northern coast of Crete. Within Heraklion, town buses provide a local service, and Heraklion's two bus stations provide the starting points for longer distance bus journeys.

For shorter journeys, taxis can provide a quick and reasonable service. Within the city, taxis use a metrr, with a tariff set to either day or night rates. Taxis can also be used for longer journeys however it is worth asking the driver for the price before the trip. For independence, consider hiring a rental car or motorcycle.

Main attractions in and around Heraklion

The archaeological sites and museums in Heraklion can provide days of exploring. Within easy reach of the city are the ‘Palace of Knossos' and the Palace complex of ‘Phaistos', two ancient Minoan sites. In Heraklion city, you will find the 'Museum of Crete' and the world famous 'Heraklion Archaeological Museum'.

A trip to 'Thalassokosmos' will allow the visitor to explore the ocean life surrounding Crete. A hike down the 'Samaria Gorge', although arduous, is well worth-while. Architecture buffs will enjoy exploring 'Koules', the Venetian Fort and also the city walls of the old city.

Shopping, dining and night-life: something for everyone

As a large commercial centre, shopping locations abound in Heraklion. Take advantages of your cheap airfares to Heraklion, shop from the top designers on Daedalou Street, to the street markets, bargains whilst exploring this wonderful city.

Dining out is a Greek pastime. Whether experiencing the 'real Greece' at a local tavern, or catching up with friends at an Ouzeri for a couple of drinks. Eating Cretan Cuisine allows one to experience Meze mixes, or traditional Greek moussaka and souvlaki.

In the evenings try sitting in a cafe and watching the world go by. Visiting a local bar can provide music and entertainment. Clubbing goes into the late hours for those wanting to dance the night away.

Several popular airlines fly into N. Kazantzakis Airport, including

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  • N. Kazantzakis Airport (Heraklion, Greece)
    • Right now, 43 airlines operate out of N. Kazantzakis Airport.
    • N. Kazantzakis Airport offers nonstop flights to 92 cities.
    • Every week, at least 210 domestic flights and 14 international flights depart from N. Kazantzakis Airport.

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