Find cheap flights to Crete
- Flights to Crete will either land in Heraklion Airport along the north coast or Chania Airport, located in the north west of the country.
- Cheap flights to Crete are available from Manchester Airport as well as Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports in London.
- Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch, flybe and Jet2 fly out the most, concentrating on the beach resorts of the Costas and Balearic and Canary Islands.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and it has lovely beaches as well as a rich history. Home to the fabled Minoans, you can visit ancient ruins from the culture said to have sown the seeds of Western civilisation. Once you've found your flight to Crete, you'll find all this and more with sparkling azure waters, whitewashed villages and rugged mountains too.
How to get to Crete
There are a choice of airlines that operate direct flights to Crete from all the major airport in the UK, and some of the smaller ones too. They take just under four hours to arrive, so you can be sunning yourself in no time!
What to do in Crete
If you're up for a lively holiday then head for the resorts near Malia Beach, which are packed with lively bars. Families are spoilt for choice with Rethymnon Beach and Sun Beach offering shallow waters and plenty of activities. If you want to escape the crowds, the rugged south coast is perfect. Cretans are particularly proud of their food and anywhere you go will turn up an excellent taverna or relaxed pavement cafe where local specialities are the order of the day, but if you can't live without your home cooking then all the major resorts feature British bars too! Why not spice up your 2015 holiday to Crete by taking in one of the island's annual events like the Crete Wine Festival of Rethymno or even the Crete Sultana Festival!
When to go to Crete
Crete enjoys a warm summer, and has a pleasant spring and autumn plus mild winters. The peak summer months of June, July and August are very busy but if you're looking for cheap Crete flights this is not the best time, so book early if you've got your heart set on a 2012 or 2013 Cretan summer! April and May are much better for finding cheap Crete flights as well as cheap hotels in Crete. Why not get someone else to do the hard work and book Crete holiday deals with everything included to save!