There are 68 flights operating between Istanbul and Creta Heraklion. You may find frequent flights from Istanbul, Izmir and Athens to Creta Heraklion.
Are you looking for cheap fares for Creta Heraklion flights? In the coming 3 months: Ankara Creta Heraklion 3,175 TL, Athens Creta Heraklion 1,006 TL and Istanbul Creta Heraklion 1,258 TL
Better to book your flight to Creta Heraklion 18 days before departure to get the best fares on average.
November and October months are the highest season for Greece, Creta Heraklion. The prices are higher compared to the other periods. You will find the cheapest flight prices in the following months: February and March.
Heraklion, the largest city and administrative center of Crete, the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and the largest island in Greece, is also known as Heraklion or Iraklio. Heraklion, the fourth largest city in Greece, besides being a world-renowned tourism center, allows you to enjoy nature, sea and peace with its beautiful bays and a face bearing the traces of history.
B.C. The city, which was under the rule of the Andalusians in the 9th century and by the Byzantines between the 10th and 13th centuries, came under the rule of the Venetians under the name of Heraklion between the 13th and 16th centuries, and under the rule of the Ottomans as Megalokastro between 1669-1897. Then, the Province of Crete, which was founded with the center of Heraklion, was divided into the Sanjaks of Heraklion, Chania and Rethymno, and during this time the Peloponnese Revolt experienced. After the declaration of the Second Constitutional Monarchy in 1908, the decision of the Cretan Assembly to join Greece was followed by the unification of the Greek and Cretan assemblies, and Heraklion was left to Greece along with Crete, which came out of the Ottoman rule. The city, which was heavily damaged by the bombing during the German invasion in 1941, was merged with the 4 municipalities around it with the reforms in 2011, and took its current form.
Places to visit
In Heraklion, which is the first stop on the travel route of Crete, the cradle of legends, you can see that much remains from the 400-year Venetian domination. In the city, which was once the commercial center of the Aegean with its charming old houses and narrow streets, the port dominated by the magnificent Venetian Castle stands out. At the end of the harbor, which stretches towards the sea in the city center, which is quite lively, there is Kules, a castle from the Genoese. One of the most common objects in the city center is the fountains. The most known of the fountains carved on the Venetian walls is Lion Square Square, where the Lion Fountain is located. Famous Roman Fountains, Ottoman Fountains and Morosini Fountain are some of them. Venizelou Square, another most lively square in the city, and the Chania Gate to its north should also be seen. Venetian Castle, one of the traces of Venice, rises at the end of the Venetian walls that surround the city from one end to the other. On the opposite shore, there are arsenals. In the past, the city was protected from attacks from here.
Due to the love of the Cretans for St. Minas, who was originally from Egypt, St. Minas Cathedral, which is the most important of the monasteries and churches built in his name in many places, and Agios Titus Church, which was built and repaired during the Byzantine and Venetian periods and used as a mosque by the Ottomans, are among the historical textures of the city. .
Heraklion Archaeological Museum, where artifacts from different periods are exhibited on each floor, can also provide information about the history of Crete. The most famous piece of the museum, which contains many ruins from the Hellenistic period and Minoan civilization, is the Phaistos Disk, on which the language still cannot be deciphered. Dikteon Cave, located 50 km from Heraklion, is famous for being the cave where Zeus grew up, according to legends. Knossos Palace is the area where the city of Knossos, which is 8 km away from the center and which is also the remains of the Minoan civilization, is located. A small but impressive museum, the History Museum of Crete includes information about the history of Crete and the civilizations that lived, as well as a section with the personal belongings of Kazancakis, who was born in Heraklion and is the author of Zorba.
It is also possible to participate in activities such as bungee jumping and water skiing in the Hersonissos region, which is close to the city center and famous for its beaches. Of course, let us remind you that the city has wonderful untouched coves.
Food & Drink and Shopping
The Cretan cuisine, which has olive oil, seafood, appetizers, Cretan cheese-based cuisine, is shaped by the Mediterranean culture. The most popular local dishes are gyros, souvlak, kleftaki, maghrata, cikudya, an aniseless raki, mournoraki, a mulberry raki, the famous ouzo, which is very similar to Turkish raki, tsikoudia, a local raki variety, and gum liqueur.
Minoan figures, olive oil and olive oil soaps, ouzo, liqueur, Cretan magnets are among the best-selling local souvenirs.
Although there is no direct transportation from Istanbul to Crete Island, there are flights with Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air every day of the week between Istanbul and Athens, lasting 1 hour and 25 minutes. It is possible to reach Crete Heraklion Airport with a 50-minute flight with a transfer from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. You can easily reach the city by taxi from the airport, which is 3 km away from the city center.
|Popular Flights||Ticket Price|
|Adana - Creta Heraklion||4,424.38|
|Amsterdam - Creta Heraklion||1,687.50|
|Ankara - Creta Heraklion||3,174.76|
|Athens - Creta Heraklion||1,006.42|
|Antalya - Creta Heraklion||4,220.38|
|Berlin - Creta Heraklion||1,284.91|
|Brussels - Creta Heraklion||982.04|
|Budapest - Creta Heraklion||881.19|
|Dusseldorf - Creta Heraklion||1,096.59|
|Istanbul - Creta Heraklion||1,703.18|
|Izmir - Creta Heraklion||1,577.52|
|Jeddah - Creta Heraklion||6,948.10|
|Kos - Creta Heraklion||1,577.06|
|Larnaca - Creta Heraklion||2,090.23|
|London - Creta Heraklion||1,097.10|
|Milan - Creta Heraklion||358.01|
|Marseille - Creta Heraklion||1,195.43|
|Munich - Creta Heraklion||1,044.98|
|Paris - Creta Heraklion||1,617.59|
|Rhodes - Creta Heraklion||1,681.91|
|Riyadh - Creta Heraklion||8,324.93|
|Thessaloniki - Creta Heraklion||398.68|
|Sofia - Creta Heraklion||1,865.04|
|Stuttgart - Creta Heraklion||1,359.40|
|Tel Aviv Yafo - Creta Heraklion||634.81|
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