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5-Day Independent Island Hopping from Crete Including Santorini and Mykonos

5-Day Independent Island Hopping from Crete Including Santorini and Mykonos
Duration:
5 days - 4 nights
From:
USD 835.79
This 5-day island-traversing tour takes away the stress of booking ferry tickets and hotels and figuring out how to get to the ferry docks from your hotel. Your only decisions will be the good ones: where to eat, which amazing beach to watch the sunset on. Over 5 days, visit Santorini and Mykonos from Crete, staying in 3- or 4-star hotels (depending on option selected). There's ample time on each island to explore, and to tailor your experience as you like.

3-Day Independent Island Hopping from Crete Including Santorini and Mykonos

3-Day Independent Island Hopping from Crete Including Santorini and Mykonos
Duration:
3 days - 2 nights
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USD 665.62
Island hopping is practically a national pastime for Greeks and the people who love their land and culture. And with this 3-day trip, you too can fashionably hop from island to island – from Crete to Santorini to Mykonos – getting the best of the best at each spot. The stress of buying ferry tickets and booking taxis from hotel to ferry is taken care of. You only need to think about the good time you're going to have. During the ample amounts of free time, explore each island, eat at local tavernas and sleep in comfortable three- or four-star hotels on each island, depending on option selected.

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Heraklion Airport

Where is Heraklion Airport?  


Crete is Greece's largest and most populated island. With its own poetry, dance and music, Crete is known for its unique local culture. Crete was once at the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), the oldest recorded civilization in Europe.


Heraklion International Airport (IATA: HER, ICAO: LGIR), officially Heraklion International Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis or Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, also referred to as Crete Airport, Nea Alikarnassos Airport, or simply Heraklion Airport, is located 5 kilometres (3miles) east of Heraklion city centre, on the island of Crete, Greece. HER Airport is situated near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos, and is a shared civil/military facility. The airport is named to honour Heraklion born Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek philosopher and writer.


HER is Crete's primary airport. The smaller Chania International Airport (CHQ) handles seasonal flights to the western part of the island.


In 2011, Heraklion Airport served 5,292,687 passengers, making it Greece's 2nd busiest airport.


Aegean Airlines, Cypus Airways and Olympic Airlines offer year round service to Heraklion Airport.


Airlines offering seasonal service include Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, Condor, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Germanwings, Hamburg Airways, Iberia, Israir Airlines, Jet2.com, Niki, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Sky Express, SmartWings, Thomas Cook, Transaero Airlines, Transavia.com, TUIfly, Vueling and Wizz Air.


Year-round service operates to Athens, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Larnaca, Rhodes and Thessaloniki. Cities with seasonal flights to HER include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Madrid, Marseille, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rhodes, Rome, Rotterdam, Santorini, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zürich.


Your bet bet for a Heraklion Airport transfer is the bus. Details on all options are included in this guide.


 

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During summer, the airport becomes very congested, and it is not uncommon for passengers waiting to check-in to queue outside the terminal.



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Last Updated: 21 May 2015