When you are planning your holiday it is always a good idea to plan ahead as there are big savings to be made especially if you are able to travel outside peak dates. Apart from summer charter flights which fly directly to Crete, it is also possible to travel to Crete via Athens, inexpensively and with the minimum of trouble. The secret is to plan ahead and book early. Athens airport is an easy and pleasant airport to find your way around and to spend time in. During the summer months charter flight fly into Heraklion on almost a daily basis and to Chania every Tuesday.

There are daily scheduled flights throughout the year via Athens to Crete from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester. The following websites should help:

Flights from Athens to Crete ( Chania and Heraklion) can be booked with:

For charter flights (April - October) the following websites should help: