Cheap Flights from London to Crete

Corendon Airlines offers cheap flights to Crete from London for a breath-taking holiday experience on this stunning Greek Island. Take advantage of our budget-friendly flights to explore all that Crete has to offer. And our user-friendly booking process allows you to plan your trip quickly and easily.

Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Flight duration 05:50

Heraklion Airport (HER)

About Crete

Feature / Location

Biggest one among the Greek islands / Southern part of the Aegean Sea




The warmest period is from May to September. There is a year-round mild climate.

Time Zone



Go hiking; enjoy water sports; experience night life
What to Do in Crete

Crete's expansive coastline is adorned with numerous pristine beaches, offering the perfect respite under the Mediterranean sun. Whether you prefer the tranquil waters of Elafonisi or the unique pink sands of Balos Lagoon, there's a beach for every taste.

Immerse yourself in Cretan history at the Heraklion's museums. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the largest in Greece, is a treasure trove of antiquities, famous for its Minoan art collection. Adventure seekers shouldn't miss the Samaria Gorge, located within the White Mountains' National Park. And as the sun sets, Crete comes alive with a vibrant nightlife. From beach bars in Malia to the clubs in Hersonissos, there's an array of options for night owls.

What to Eat in Crete

Crete's cuisine, a tapestry of rich flavours, is a testament to the island's cultural heritage. The Cretan diet is renowned for its heart-healthy ingredients, abundant in locally grown produce and fresh sea fare. The iconic 'Dakos' is a must-try, a delicious dish made from soaked dried bread or barley rusk topped with ripe tomatoes, mizithra cheese, and a generous drizzle of Cretan olive oil. When you fly from London to Crete, you'll quickly discover that every meal is an invitation to experience the island's vibrant culture and tradition.



Heraklion, Crete Weather

The weather in Heraklion and on Crete is hot and dry in summer, mild and sometimes humid in winter. The best months to travel are from May to October, although July and August can get hot.

24 C Clear Sky
TODAY Apr 15, Mon
  • Apr 16, Tue 25 Overcast Clouds
  • Apr 17, Wed 24 Clear Sky
  • Apr 18, Thu 21 Clear Sky
  • Apr 19, Fri 21 Broken Clouds
  • Apr 20, Sat 17 Overcast Clouds

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London to Crete FAQs

Are there direct flights from London to Crete?

Yes, at Corendon Airlines, we offer flights directly to Crete from Gatwick.

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

The best time to book a flight from London to Crete is typically around 2-3 months in advance. This will give you the best chance of securing the cheapest fares.