Heraklion, Greece

An island full of little white houses, beautiful sandy and pebble beaches, unique plants and flowers and a wealth of history. With a ticket to Crete, you’re treating yourself to a well-earned holiday!

Want to explore the beautiful Greek island of Crete? Thanks to its central location, the arrival airport in Heraklion is the ideal starting point for your journey of discovery. Plan to stay longer in Heraklion? Great idea! The largest city in Crete is perfect for taking in a little culture. Make sure not to miss the impressive Palace of Knossos and Archaeological Museum, which displays beautiful Minoan art from Crete. Naturally, you’ll want to spend a day on the coast. The beautiful Karteros beach is located on the eastern side of the island.

Curious about Heraklion? With these tips for sights of Heraklion you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday.

Fly to colourful Heraklion

Heraklion is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Its picturesque landscape includes mountains that run right across the island. To enjoy a fabulous floral paradise, fly to Heraklion in the spring, when the poppies, tulips and narcissus are in full bloom. And don’t forget the bustling city centre, where the streets are filled with inviting outdoor cafés and fabulous restaurants. Book a flight to this fantastic island in Greece today!

Practical information

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
In Heraklion, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Heraklion is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Heraklion lasts approximately 3.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.