Heraklion Flights Guide
The capital city on Greece’s island of Crete is filled with history. It began with the ancient Minoan civilization, and over time came under the influences of Romans and Venetians. Today, it stands testament to the power of preservation.
The main sight in the city is the Venetian Castle, Koules. The castle stretches out into the harbor, and is the beginning of a ring-work of ramparts surrounding the ancient city. The Venetians were maritime kings in their day, establishing fortifications all over the Mediterranean. Visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is the number one thing to do. In it, the artifacts of ages are put on display, and a history dating back 3000 years is described in observable exhibits. The museum describes the Minoan kingdom and the subsequent myths that were born and persist today (those of the Minotaur and labyrinths). That myth is very much alive in the imagination on a tour of the most famous site on Crete, the ruined Palace of Knossos. The place has a history that perhaps dates from 6000 years in the past. Besides the historical wonders that Heraklion provides, the city is also home to ancient religious buildings, beautiful gently-sloping beaches, and the world-famous Cretan sunsets.
One gets there by booking a flight to Heraklion International Airport. Dozens of airlines offer seasonal chartered flights, but Aegean Airlines have regular flights to the Greek capital at Athens.
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Heraklion Travel Facts
- Heraklion, Greece connects to 10 airports worldwide.
- The shortest flight from Heraklion is 178 miles to Rhodos on Olympic Airlines.
- The longest flight from Heraklion is 512 miles to Tirana on Balkan Bulgarian Airlines.
Heraklion Airlines & Flight Schedules
- Olympic Airlines fly from Heraklion to Athens and 4 other cities including Thessaloniki.
- Cyprus Airways fly from Heraklion to Athens and 3 other cities including Rhodos.
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