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Scheduled flights to Crete

Almost all scheduled international flights transit through Athens where you must take a scheduled domestic flights to either Chania or Heraklion. These are quite frequent (around 10 a day to Chania and more to Heraklion) and run by several companies. Below are listed all possible scheduled destinations in Greece from and to Crete's airports.

OLYMPIC AIRLINES (http://www.olympicairlines.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes
Chania Athens, Thessaloniki
Sitia Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli, Preveza
AEGEAN AIRLINES (http://www.aegeanair.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca (Cyprus)
Chania Athens

Charter flights to Crete

Charter flights from Europe are quite numerous from some time in April until the end of October. There are a lot more flights to Heraklion than to Chania, making them often cheaper (and not as heavily booked) as flights to Chania. Bear in mind that charter flights are not always cheaper than scheduled flights (especially with children who rarely get a price reduction) and that they give you far less flexibility in choosing your travel dates. They give you of course the convenience of a direct flight with no stopover in Athens. Below are listed most of the charter destinations of european coutries from and to Crete's airports.

Great Britain

MONARCH AIRLINES (http://www.flymonarch.com)

Airport Destinations
Heraklion Birmingham, London Gatwick, Manchester
Chania London Gatwick, Manchester
THOMSON AIRLINES (http://www.thomsonfly.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Birmingham, London Gatwick, Manchester
Chania Athens

Germany

LTU (http://www.ltu.de)

Airport Destinations
Heraklion Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart 
AIR BERLIN (http://www.airberlin.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Munich, Munster, Nuernberg, Rostock, Saarbrucken, Stuttgart
Chania Dusseldolf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
HAPAGFLY (http://www.hapagfly.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Munich, Munster, Nuernberg, Rostock, Saarbrucken, Stuttgart
Chania Dusseldolf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
CONDOR (http://www8.condor.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuerberg, Stuttgart
Chania Leipzig, Munich, Nuerberg, Stuttgart

Austria

LTU (http://www.ltu.de)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Vienna
AIR BERLIN (http://www.airberlin.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg

Netherlands

TRANSAVIA (http://www.transavia.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Chania Amsterdam

Italy

NEOS (http://www.neosair.it)  
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Chania Amsterdam

Norway

STERLING (http://www.sterlingticket.com)
Airport Destinations
Chania Oslo
NOVAIR (http://www.novair.net)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Oslo
Chania Oslo

Sweden

NOVAIR (http://www.novair.net)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Stockholm
Chania Stockholm

Finland

FINAIR (http://www.finnair.com)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Helsinki
Chania Helsinki

Czech Republic

SMARTWINGS (http://www.smartwings.net)
Airport Destinations
Heraklion Prague

International flights via Athens

Athens is a very large congested city with a high level of air pollution in summer. It also offers some superb museums and renowned archaeological sites and is worth a stopover, at least once. You can continue your journey from Athens to Crete by plane or ferryboat from Piraeus.