Flights to and from Crete

Flights and airports of Crete

Airports on Crete

Crete has 3 international airports, that are served by scheduled and charter flights: from west to east: Chania airport, Heraklion airport, and Sitia airport.

three airports in Crete: Chania, Heraklion, Sitia

If your destination on Crete is Sfakia, in the southwest, then Chania airport is the most close one. It takes about 90 minutes to drive from Chania airport to Chora Sfakion. From Heraklion airport it is a little over 2 hours. Sitia airport is not a suitable flight destination, as it is too far away from Sfakia.

The airports in Crete also have names and IATA codes:

International airports Crete

  • Chania international airport: Giannis Daskalogiannis : CHQ
  • Heraklion international airport: Nikos Kazantzakis : HER
  • Sitia international airport: Municipal Airport of Sitia : JSH

Chania airport

Chania airport - "Giannis Daskalogiannis" : CHQ

At each airport there are taxis and public buses, that connect the airport with the nearby city. You can also hire a car, or we can deliver a car for you.

Distances by road   Km     Km
From Chania to Rethymnon 72 From Heraklion to Rethymnon 78
  Heraklion 150   Souda 144
  Souda 6   Chania 150
  Airport CHQ 14   Airport HER 5
  Vrisses 33   Vrisses 117
  Chora Sfakion 73   Chora Sfakion 157
  Frangokastello 82   Frangokastello 166

Flights to Crete

Tickets to Crete can be booked on-line, or at your travel agency. To get an idea of which of the many flight companies offer tickets to mainly Chania and Heraklion airport, you can have a look at the arrival and departure flights from today:

Arrivals and departures Crete

After you have arrived by flight in Crete, here is how you can reach Sfakia in the southwest of Crete: by hire car, public bus, taxi, ferry boat, or on foot:

How to reach Sfakia

Hospitality Sfakia

Hospitality in Sfakia

The Sfakians are famous for their hospitality. The locals welcome their guests like friends. Many visitors come back to Crete to visit Sfakia year after year. Enjoy their generosity!

Impressive nature

Impressive nature

Rough white topped mountains up to 2453 metres high, split by 25+ gorges, fertile plains, forests, and the blue sea, and inbetween them small whitewashed villages with many coves and unspoilt beaches.

History and tradition

History and tradition

Brave people that have stood up against their many invaders, preserving their tradition of independence, celebrating their victories with music, poetry and dance, together with friends!