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Get in Crete

By plane
The East island has two significant airports:

-Nikos Kazantzakis at Heraklion. There are long term plans to replace Heraklion airport, which is too close to the city, by a new inland airport at Kasteli, southeast of Heraklion. It is a small airport located at the edge of Heraklion. Has basic facilities and a small parking lot.

-A new public airport in Sitia. Sitia airport serves currently only a small number of domestic flights, mainly to/from Athens.


There are daily flights from Athens airport by Olympic Air , Aegean Airlines and Athens Airways (Which take about 45min.) to Heraklion. Sky Express operates flights from Athens airport to Sitia. During the months of July and August Astra Airlines flies from Thessaloniki to Heraklion.
From April till early November charter airlines fly directly to Heraklion from many European airports.
Flights going from Heraklion to Thessaloniki take about 90 minutes. The airport at Heraklion also has daily flights to Rhodes which takes 1 hr. There are daily flights between Athens and Heraklion.
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By boat
Ferry services from Piraeus to Heraklion and from Thessaloniki and the Cyclades to Heraklion.



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