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The southernmost island of Greece in the Aegean Sea is a magical land with beautiful beaches, cities seemingly sculpted by mythological beings in ancient times, fishing villages forgotten today and picturesque resorts. With a coastline of 1,000 kilometers lined with caves, bays and peninsulas, Crete captivates you at first sight and takes you through a world where only history manages to match the greatness of the island landscapes and the typical Hellenic Mediterranean nature.

Heraklion is currently the most important city in Turkey in the southern region, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean. Heraklion was founded by the Greeks around 200 BC. later it was conquered by the Roman Empire, and after almost a millennium it became part of the Ottoman Empire. Today Heraklion is the most important tourist resort in Greece, thanks to the massive investments in the hotel industry and hospitality encouraged by the state.

The city is very accessible, being connected to the local airport and the seaport. Heraklion has important remains and archeological sites, museums, but also some of the most beautiful beaches on the Greek coast.

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Extra Luggage Options

You can travel with more luggage.

Buy extra luggage on the additional services page, during booking or after it through "Manage Booking"!

You can check up to four pieces of luggage per flight, per passenger; the fee will be applied separately for each.

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Travel insurance

To support you in planning your trip, we have decided to include Covid-19 coverage in the General Insurance Conditions, both for travel medical insurance and for cancellation insurance.

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Meals and beverages on board

It does not matter whether you prefer a full meal with your morning paper and a cup of good coffee or whether you are satisfied with a quick cookie. Aboard our planes you will always get what makes you start your day in your favourite way.

Check the on board catering menu here.

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When to visit Heraklion

The mild climate of Crete attracts tourists all year round, but most choose to come from April to October.

The locals recommend spring or autumn for a holiday here, because the temperatures are pleasant and the streets are free from the congestion of the season.

Weather in Heraklion

Main attractions

Knossos Palace

The palace with frescoes and columns from the time of King Minos was rebuilt using original materials. Inside we can admire the Throne Room, with the griffin guards, and the Queen's Room, with its own bathroom, with what is supposed to be the first toilet with water tank.


One of the most enchanting places in Crete, Rethymno will conquer you from the first steps. The Venetian-Ottoman quarter is like a lyrical labyrinth of strings draped in floral canopies and dotted with graceful houses with wooden balconies, ornate monuments and a minaret, from place to place.

The Hersonissos Aquarium

The visit to the aquarium will surely move you, because most of the animals here are saved. You will see a lot of aquatic species from the area and around the world, with which you will be able to interact for unforgettable memories.

Book your flights to Crete - Heraklion and you will have a wonderful holiday! In addition to beautiful beaches and relaxing on the coast, you will have the opportunity to admire aristocratic buildings and sophisticated palaces. In Heraklion, you will not have time to get bored, but you will fully enjoy every holiday! Here you can relax, explore new places and go through unique experiences, such as windsurfing.

Therefore, when you want a memorable holiday, you can't go wrong with the city of Heraklion! Get the list of flights to Heraklion on Animawings and book your holiday! 

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