Direct flights to Crete from Dublin - some helpful information

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Considering taking a holiday to Crete this year? Read on for some advice on direct flights to Crete from Dublin.


Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Some of the main attractions include the ancient sites of the Minoan civilisation, the historical city and port of Chania, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, and the Palm Beach in Vai, which is the largest natural palm forest in Europe. The climate is mostly Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and mild winters.


Crete is serviced by the two main international airports in Heraklion and Chania. Flights from Dublin take close to four hours and there are usually direct flights available during the summer months to these airports. Prices can vary depending on when you wish to travel. Flights tend to be cheaper during the cooler months of autumn. Prices are highest during the peak summer months. There are still some good deals to be had and if you book in advance you can get a real bargain.


Thera are a number of high quality hotels in Crete that offer some great deals. The Atrion Hotel is located in Heraklion just a few minutes walk from the Venetian port. Rooms and suites are air conditioned and have a balcony. Prices start from €66 and include a buffet breakfast with a range of hot and cold dishes. Lato Boutique Hotel is situated opposite the old city harbour. Facilities include a wellness area with steam room and jacuzzi. There is also free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

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