There is much to marvel at in Crete, the largest island in Greece. Home to ancient kings, philosophers, and poets, this mountainous area is also the habitat of endangered species such as the kri-kri goat, the caretta-caretta turtle, and the Cretan wild cat, dubbed the “animal ghost.”
You can get to this natural paradise via three airports. International flights leave from Heraklion and Chania, while Sitia is a domestic hub. Facilities in Heraklion and Chania include ATM machines, a café, and duty-free shops.
Fly to Crete on easyJet, a European budget carrier. Keen on saving the environment? easyJet have begun using newer, more energy-efficient planes that use less fuel, and have room for more people compared to other aircraft. This means carbon emissions are 27% less compared than those of other airlines which fly the same routes.
Wizz Air focuses on affordability, and the customers certainly keep coming. Their modern planes and high safety standards help, too. Since meals are not available on-board, you can bring your own food and drinks, or buy coffee, croissants, and sandwiches from the Wizz Café and Boutique a few minutes after take-off.
You can also get a cheap flight via transavia.com. Other airlines which travel to Crete are Air Berlin, German Wings, Aegean Airlines, SmartWings, Belair, NeosAir, and Luxair.