The Mediterranean climate makes Heraklion a year round destination, but travel to the island during fall to experience it at its best. The summer months are crowded, hence booking flights to Heraklion during this season is not recommended as you will have to pay escalated hotel prices and you won’t be able to get cheap flights to Heraklion.
Located about 5 km east of the main city center, Heraklion is served by Heraklion International Airport. The airport is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher. The airport is served by Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways, Easy Jet and more and provides Heraklion flights to destinations including Milan, Zurich, Geneva, Brussels, and Birmingham etc.Places of Interest in Heraklion
Fly down to Heraklion, known as gateway to Knossos, for its fortified walls and Venetian arsenals. It is the capital of the Greek Island of Crete, and a wonderful destination to explore. On your trip here, do not miss out visiting the top attractions that include Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum of Crete, CretAquarium Thalassocosmos, and Nikos Kazantzakis Museum.Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Established in 1883, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is known for its comprehensive collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete. Check out its collections that comprises Neolithic fertility goddess, Vasiliki ware, Kamares ware pottery, glazed plaques of Minoan houses (aka the "Town Mosaic") and more.Natural History Museum of Crete
The Natural History Museum of Crete was established in 1981, this museum runs under the backing of University of Crete. From diverse flora and fauna to natural history, this museum excels in all departments.Historical Museum of Crete
Founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, the Historical Museum of Crete is located in the neoclassical building. Check out art and history of Crete from 4th century AD at this museum. Don't forget to appreciate the two paintings by Domenikos Theotokopoulos.CretAquarium Thalassocosmos
Get to know about the Mediterranean Sea culture at the CretAquarium Thalassocosmos. A must-visit attraction for your tiny-tots, here you will witness plenty of species and various types of living organisms.Nikos Kazantzakis Museum
Located in the Myrtia Village in the Heraklion regionalk unit of Crete, the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is known for showcasing the life and works of the popular writer, Nikos Kazantzakis. Situated 20 km south of the town of Heraklion, this place is always buzzing with visitors.