Flights from Crete to Athens

Flight information Crete to Athens International

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Average flight time, total distance 178 miles

0h 50min

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Olympic Air

Athens International

1 airport

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If you're planning to take a trip from Crete to Athens, you may want to consider going by plane instead of ferry. It's easy to find cheap flights from Crete to Athens even if you're booking just days in advance, and the trip is much shorter than by ferry. Every day, there are inexpensive flights from Crete to Athens available from Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Ryanair.

If you're interested in deals on cheap flights from Crete to Athens, look for direct flights because tickets typically cost a fraction of what they do for flights with stopovers. You should have no trouble finding flights from Crete to Athens without stopovers.

Flights take off from Chania International Airport (CHQ), and they land at Athens International Airport (ATH). At Chania, you'll have access to all the basics, including a few shops and places to eat. Plan to get to the airport around one to two hours before your flight's departure time. It's also a good idea to have a photo ID with you just in case you need it when you arrive in Athens.

At Athens International Airport, you'll find a much larger selection of shops and restaurants. There are dozens of places to buy duty-free goods and eat in the airport. There are also several options for how to travel from the airport to the heart of the city. Metro Line 3 connects to the airport as does the suburban rail and four bus routes, which are available on the departures level. Several car hire services also have desks to arrange for rentals in the airport. They are found on the arrivals level of the main terminal building.

Travelling and Eating in Athens

When going from the airport to Athens, you'll be charged a flat rate based on the time of day that you're using a taxi service. There may be additional charges if you need a taxi on a holiday. When using taxi services in Athens, you can expect to pay about the same rate that you'd pay per mile in Crete.

Although taxi rates are about the same in the two cities, you should plan on paying a bit more to eat out in Athens. In some cases, the cost of eating out in Athens is significantly more than in Crete. For instance, a meal at an inexpensive restaurant in Athens runs about double the cost you'd pay in Crete. The price difference for a three-course meal for two is less pronounced; it's usually only a little more expensive in Athens. If you're eating at a fast-food restaurant, the costs are about the same.

Weather in Athens

Thanks to the proximity of Crete to Athens, the weather isn't much different in Crete compared to Athens. However, the height of summer in Athens is a bit warmer than in Crete. The average temperature in Crete in the hottest month in summer is 26 °C compared to 29 in Athens. Winters in both cities have lows of around 10 °C.

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