Cheap Flights from Manchester to Crete

You can find the cheapest flights to Crete from Manchester at Corendon Airlines. Our online booking system couldn't be easier, making it quick and easy for you to book your trip to one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. With Corendon Airlines, you can benefit from great prices and excellent service.

Manchester Airport (MAN)

Flight duration 06:00

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
Things to do in Crete

Crete is known for its stunning and diverse beaches, ranging from the soft, golden sands of Elafonisi to the unique pink sands of Balos Lagoon. Each beach offers its own distinct charm, making it an ideal location for sunseekers and water sports enthusiasts alike.

In the island's capital, Heraklion, you can indulge in a rich cultural experience by visiting the numerous museums. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Historical Museum of Crete take you on a journey through the island's fascinating history, showcasing artefacts from the Minoan civilisation, Byzantine period and more.

For lovers of nature, the Samaria Gorge offers a challenging but rewarding trek. This natural wonder, stretching over 16 km, is rich in biodiversity and offers breathtaking views, making it a must-visit for hiking enthusiasts. And as the sun sets, Crete comes alive with vibrant nightlife. From bustling beach parties in Malia to the more relaxed wine bars in Chania's old town, there's something for everyone.


Best Food in Crete

No trip from Manchester to Crete is complete without indulging in the island's delicious cuisine. The Cretan diet is well-known for its rustic and simple dishes, using fresh local ingredients such as olive oil, vegetables, and seafood. Must-try dishes include dakos (a type of bruschetta with tomatoes and feta cheese), kalitsounia (small pies filled with cheese, herbs and greens), and traditional Cretan lamb cooked in a wood-fired oven.

For dessert, be sure to try the local specialty of loukoumades (honey donuts) or bougatsa (a phyllo pastry filled with custard or cheese).

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.

31 C Clear Sky
TODAY Jul 20, Sat
  • Jul 21, Sun 32 Clear Sky
  • Jul 22, Mon 32 Clear Sky
  • Jul 23, Tue 32 Clear Sky
  • Jul 24, Wed 31 Clear Sky
  • Jul 25, Thu 26 Clear Sky

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Manchester - Crete Flight Ticket

Cheapest flight ticket Departure airport Flight duration Arrival airport Cheapest month
Manchester → Crete
flight ticket: 100.91 EUR
Manchester 6 hr 0 min Crete August

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Manchester to Crete FAQs

What is the best time to book flights from Manchester to Crete?

To ensure you get the best deal on your dream holiday, it's best to book your flights 60-90 days in advance. This allows you to avoid any last-minute price increases.

Are there direct flights from Manchester to Crete?

Yes, at Corendon Airlines, we offer direct flights from Manchester to Crete. Our flight schedule is designed to give you maximum flexibility, allowing you to choose the best time and date for your trip.

Are there transportation options from Heraklion Airport to the city?

To travel from Heraklion Airport to the city centre, you have three transfer options: taxi, private transfer, or bus. Opting for a taxi or private transfer is the fastest choice, with door-to-door service completing the journey in just 10 minutes. Although taking a bus is more economical, services can become quite crowded during the peak season, leading to longer waiting times, especially in the summer.