Cheap Flights from Athens International To Crete Heraklion
Flight information Athens International to Crete Heraklion
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Fly From Athens International To Heraklion International
Heraklion is the largest city and the capital of the island of Crete, itself the largest island in Greece. Heraklion and the surrounding environs offer much for history buffs and for fans of the outdoors, boasting archaeological riches and scenic island living. Heraklion and the greater island of Crete are serviced by the Heraklion International Airport. Aegean Airlines offers several nonstop flights a day between Athens International and Heraklion International; the proximity of these two cities means the flights are quite affordable as well.
Facilities at Athens International and Heraklion International
Athens International is a small airport boasting duty free shops and several cafes. Aegean Airlines flights to Heraklion depart from concourse B. Heraklion International is an even smaller airport and arrivees will have no trouble finding their way to the main entrance.
Travel from Heraklion International
Right outside the airport at Heraklion there wait dozens of car rental agencies that offer transportation for your stay on Crete. Cut through this dizzying array of possibility with our car rental search that quickly helps you refine available options based on price, schedule and more.
Buses are available that can take you straight into downtown Heraklion. There are also taxicabs that run from $20 to $25 for a trip into the city.
Hints and Tips for Heraklion
Summers are hot and dry on Crete, with temperatures breaking 100 Fahrenheit in the summer months. Winters can be the best time to visit, being mild with more precipitation. Fountains and sculptures abound in Heraklion, many dating from the time of Venetian rule during the 13th century. The Koules Fortress at the port entrance is a particularly impressive example of historic architecture.
Heraklion is well-situated to be the base of your further adventures into the scenic countryside and small towns that dot the island of Crete. The island was the base of the ancient Minoan civilization, and thus boasts many archaeological digs, ruins and museums that flaunt a bounty of ancient artifacts. Beautiful views abound no matter where you go on Crete, from the boldly blue Mediterranean Sea to the multiplicity of orange and lemon groves that wave in the sea breeze.
The Lefka Ori, or White Mountains, overlook Western Crete and provide hiking opportunities for the traveler interested in the outdoors. Their name stems from the white limestone and snow at their peaks. Nearby Chania is the former capital of Crete and features some of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world.
Eating out in Heraklion is quite affordable, costing $10 a person for a regular meal and $35 or more for a fancy dinner out for two. For equally affordable accommodations, use our hotel search to find the best prices and locations for your Cretan vacation.
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