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Cheap flights to Crete, Greece

Popular in December High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise
Cheapest in April Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop
Average price $858 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $751 From New York to Chania
One-way from $639 One-way flight from New York to Chania
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Crete related to COVID-19?

Travel to Crete is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Crete are based on the Greece restrictions which are: Entry restrictions

Greece has restricted the entry of all travelers with the exception of residents from EU+ countries. EU+ consists of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. Nationals and residents of Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE and Uruguay may also enter the country. Those arriving from the UAE must be traveling on a direct flight, and will need to provide proof of permanent residence in the UAE, return tickets and hotel reservations. Foreign travelers may not arrive from other areas unless they are in an essential category such as healthcare professionals, students, government members, diplomats, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers, airline crew, seasonal workers, travelers in transit, or travelers entering Greece for reasons authorized by the Greek embassy or consulate. The list of categories can be found here. Flights from Turkey are suspended until at least November 8, except flights to repatriate Greek nationals and residents and special government-ordered flights. Flights from Catalonia (Spain) are suspended until at least November 8. Flights to Thessaloniki (SKG) are suspended until at least November 17. Travelers arriving from Albania and North Macedonia must arrive at Athens (ATH).

Entry requirements

All travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results 48 hours prior to arrival. All travelers except those only transiting through an airport in Greece must complete a "Passenger Locator Form (PLF)" 24 hours before check-in. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival, details can be found at here.

All other info

Starting November 9, all departing air passenger must submit a PLF prior to departure as well.

. If you are planning to travel to Crete from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest Prices for Crete flights by month

January
$618
February
$913
March
$855
April
$865
May
$816
June
$1,117
July
$1,055
August
$873
September
$779
October
$723
November
$952
December
$812
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Crete. Flying to Crete in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Crete?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - CHQ
Price
$618 - $1,950
CHQ
Temperature
57.2 - 87.8 °F
CHQ
Rainfall
0.16 - 4.72 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to Crete, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Crete then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Crete?

The best time to book flights to Crete is 50 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Crete?

The cheapest flights to Crete are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Wednesday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Crete?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Crete trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Crete is the birthplace of Zeus and is filled with history and magic. Book a flight to Greece and stop at Crete on your way to Santorini or Mykonos. The island is filled with myths and legends that you can read about on your Greece flight. Then, roam the streets of the legendary stories. Also enjoy the island’s beauty by exploring the caves or endless beaches stretched out before picturesque mountain ranges. There are plenty of archeological sites and natural attractions to keep you busy.

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Crete Travel Information

  • Crete is full of festivals that are informational and entertaining. Summer time specifically is when most festivals take place including the Chania’s Summer Festival and the Heraklion Summer Festival. Chania Summer Festival takes place July through September and is a celebration of Greek life that includes concerts, plays, exhibitions, and traditional Cretan dancing and music in the streets. The Heraklion Summer Festival is a summer arts festival that takes place throughout the city during the summer months.
  • Take a day trip to Phaestos or Matala while you’re in Crete. There are plenty of charter boats that come and go from the island.

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