Crete has it all. From dramatic mountain landscapes and steep gorges, perfect sandy Blue Flag beaches, small charming villages, quaint harbors, historic churches and some of the world’s most significant archeological sites, it seems every corner of Crete is worth discovering.  A sightseeing flight gives you the unique opportunity to see it all and in a way most people don’t.

The departure point for the sightseeing flights is Heraklion, Chania, Aghia Pelagia, Grorgoupolis, Elounda and Chersonisos.

Crete from the sky – helicopter and airplane rentals

Due to the fantastic diversity of Greece’s largest island, there is always something new to discover for even returning visitors.  Crete from the sky is an experience that offers a view of diverse landscapes that will keep you in awe. It will acquaint you with the different faces one island can have. Imagine taking aerial video or photos of some of the most precious archeological sites in the world including the impressive Minoan Palaces that date back to the first civilization of Europe.  It is a viewpoint so many dream of experiencing.

Helicopter and airplane tours vary from 15 min to 90 min, flight time.

Looking for something different from the sightseeing packages listed below? Keep in mind that our wonderful travel advisors can help you create your own customized sightseeing tour based on the attractions and destinations that you would like to see. Spending your holiday in Crete but want to also visit Santorini or Mykonos? We are here to design the helicopter route of your choice, both in Greece and internationally.  Our strategically located fleet can get you anywhere in no time.

Whether you need a last minute travel solution or considering taking a spontaneous trip to meet your friends in Italy or the French Riviera, we are at your service 24/7 ready to provide you with every business jet type. Unexpected circumstances happen all the time, and what if you are called into an urgent meeting in London, Moscow or Paris? You don’t want to cut your holiday short and you don’t have to. We can arrange for an executive jet, even at a very short notice, to fly you to your destination. While you are attending the meeting, your executive jet will be on standby, ready to fly you back to your holiday destination. We are flexible, all you must do is ask!

 

Note: The sightseeing tours run from June to September. For customized tours and special requests please contact us today!

Elounda – Tour S – 30 minutes 

Explore the famous traditional fishing village of  Elounda from above. Your private helicopter tour will begin from Elounda from where you will fly over the island of Spinalonga, which was an important Venetian fortress that became a leper colony in 1903. Up next prepare yourself to see one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon.

You will then head over to the South Coast passing by Ierapetra which has always been an important center of the island. Climb into the skies for a bird’s-eye view of the mesmerising Mirabello Bay and Agios Nikolaos, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Crete.  After your 30-minute aerial tour you will return to Elounda, with a newfound experience and many stories to tell!

Duration: 30 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 1.750 € *

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Elounda – Tour M – 45 minutes 

This aerial helicopter tour follows the same route as the Elounda – Tour S with the addition of flying over Makry Gialos, a popular coastline filled with secluded bays and quieter beaches as well as Sfaka, an authentic and well-preserved mountain village. This 45-minute scenic tour ends in Elounda.

Duration: 45 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 2.250 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Elounda – Tour L – 60 minutes 

Explore the famous traditional fishing village of  Elounda from above. Your private helicopter tour will begin from Elounda from where you will fly over the island of Spinalonga, which was an important Venetian fortress that became a leper colony in 1903. Up next prepare yourself to see one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon.

You will then head over to the South Coast passing by Ierapetra which has always been an important center of the island. Get a unique perspective over Makry Gialos, a popular coastline filled with secluded bays and quieter beaches, flying over Goudouras which is a coastal village located  in a large valley surrounded by the rugged mountains and canyons of the area. You will also pass over Xerokambos which is a quiet farming settlement and Kato Zakros which is a small settlement with only 50 inhabitants. Most visitors come here during the day, to admire the Palace of Zakros and to spend a day in one of the most original, unspoilt and non touristic areas of Crete.

You will then fly over Sitia, the main coastal town of East Crete heading to the North Coast. Climb into the skies for a bird’s-eye view of the mesmerising Mirabello Bay and Agios Nikolaos, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Crete.  This 60-minute aerial tour ends in Elounda.

Duration: 60 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 2.770 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Chania 30 minutes tour 

Taking off from Chania Airport this 30-minute helicopter tour will take you over the Omalos Plateau situated 38 kilometers south of Chania in the Lefka Ori (White Mountains). From your helicopter seat you will get a unique perspective of the Samaria Gorge which is a major tourist attraction of the island and a World’s Biosphere Reserve. The gorge was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefká Ori) and Mt. Volakias. Today visitors are recommended to complete the walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli. Get a bird’s eye view of Lefka Ori that occupy a large part of the centre of West Crete and are the main feature of the region. During your scenic flight you will also fly over Souda Bay which is a bay and natural harbour near the town of Souda, a popular tourist destination. This 30-minute aerial tour will end at the Chania Airport.

Duration: 30 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 3.700 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Chania 45 minutes tour 

Taking off from the Chania Airport this 45-minute helicopter tour will fly you over the historic city of Chania, where you will get to experience its romantic character, the Medieval architecture, crossing over its famous Venetian port. Next you will pass Agia Marina, which is the largest tourist resort of Western Crete, built along a beautiful sandy beach.

You will also get to experience the stunning views of the Omalos Plateau from above. The Omalos Plateau is situated 38 kilometers south of Chania in the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) that occupy a large part of the centre of West Crete and are the main feature of the region. From your helicopter seat you will get a unique perspective of the Samaria Gorge which is a major tourist attraction of the island and a World’s Biosphere Reserve. The gorge was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and Mt. Volakias. Today visitors are recommended to complete the walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli.

Heading over the South Coast you will fly above the small picturesque village of Loutro which was named after the baths (Loutro or Loutra) found in the area.  The village has maintained its traditional character as it remains untouched by mass tourism. There is no road that leads here so the only way one can get here is by a ferry boat or a helicopter. The village is located in the Sfakia region, which is a mountainous area in the southwestern part of the island. The coast of Sfakia is found on the Lybian Sea and the region is crossed by many gorges, among which is the famous Samaria Gorge. From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will also get to enjoy the view of the Kournas Lake, the only freshwater lake in Crete before you head further crossing the area of Georgoupolis with its picturesque villages and impressive landscapes. Last on this route is the Souda Bay which is a bay and natural harbour near the town of Souda, a popular tourist destination. This 45-minute scenic tour will bring you back to the Chania Airport.

Duration: 45 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 4.220 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Chania 60 minutes tour

Your 60-minute helicopter tour will commence with take off from Chania Airport flying you over the historic city of Chania, where you will get to experience its romantic character, the Medieval architecture, crossing over its famous Venetian port. Prepare to be awed by the majestic views of the famous Gramvousa Island & Balos Lagoon where you will find one of the most impressive castles of Crete, built 137 m above sea level.  Chania is famous for its superb beaches and you will get to experience them from above. Next on the itinerary is the Falassarna beach which has been voted as one of the top ten beaches in Europe and perhaps the best one in Crete, flying further towards the southwestern corner of Crete you will reach the Elafonisi beach, a fantastic white and pink sand beach with crystal clear, turquoise waters.

Soar over Agia Roumeli a unique village that has maintained its genuine Cretan heritage and a strong sense of character. The village is located in a remote area that can only be accessed by foot  or a boat. You will also get to experience the stunning views of the Omalos Plateau from above. The Omalos Plateau is situated 38 kilometers south of Chania in the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) that occupy a large part of the centre of West Crete and are the main feature of the region. Further on you will cross the Samaria Gorge which is a major tourist attraction of the island and a World’s Biosphere Reserve. The gorge was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and Mt. Volakias. Today visitors are recommended to complete the walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli.

From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will also get to enjoy the view of the Kournas Lake, the only freshwater lake in Crete before you head further crossing the area of Georgoupolis with its picturesque villages and impressive landscapes. Last on this helicopter tour route is the Souda Bay which is a bay and natural harbour near the town of Souda, a popular tourist destination. This 60-minute scenic tour will bring you back to the Chania Airport.

Duration: 60 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 4.740 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Chania 90 minutes tour

This aerial helicopter tour follows the same route as the Chania 60 minutes tour with the addition of flying over Bali a village which is located in between Heraklion and Rethymnon, famous for its beautiful beaches. One of the highlights of this scenic helicopter tour is flying over the city of Rethymnon that combines the old town’s charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach.

Rethymnon is one of Crete’s most charming towns that will enchant you! This 90-minute scenic tour ends in Chania Airport.

Duration: 90 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 5.790 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Heraklion 30 minutes tour 

A spectacular aerial view of the wonderful city of Heraklion. Departing from Heraklion Airport you will fly over the magnificent Minoan palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilisation.

You will then get a bird’s eye view of Mount Psiloritis which is the highest mountain of Crete and the place were god Zeus was raised. Your helicopter tour will then take you over the village of Mires which gets busy during Saturdays as it attracts many visitors to its market that sells everything from vegetables, to animals and various handmade artefacts. Next you will fly over the village of Zaros which is located at an altitude of 340 metres, and is famous for its artificial lake where the water comes from the 3 springs of “Mati”. This 30-minute scenic tour ends in Heraklion Airport.

Duration: 30 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 1.950 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Heraklion 45 minutes tour

A spectacular aerial view of the wonderful city of Heraklion. Departing from Heraklion Airport you will fly over the magnificent Minoan palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilisation.

You will then get a bird’s eye view of Mount Psiloritis which is the highest mountain of Crete and the place were god Zeus was raised. Your helicopter tour will then take you over the village of Mires which gets busy during Saturdays as it attracts many visitors to its market that sells everything from vegetables, to animals and various handmade artefacts. You will also fly over Matala which was the ancient port of Phaistos and Gortys and a former fishing community which has now developed into a modern holiday center. Heading towards the South Coast you will fly past the village of Arkalochori which means the village of badgers, as it is believed that these animals abounded in the area. Here you will also find the small cave of Profitis Ilias, which was a place of worship in antiquity. This 45-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Heraklion Airport.

Duration: 45 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 2.470 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Heraklion 60 minutes tour

This aerial helicopter tour follows a similar route as the Heraklion 45 minutes tour with the addition of flying over Myrtos which is considered a jewel of Crete, a small picturesque seaside village located in the regional unit of Lasithi. Myrtos has a rich history and was especially popular among hippies in the 1970s. Up next prepare yourself to see one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon. The final part of this sightseeing tour will take you over Chersonissos which is considered to be the largest tourist resort in Crete and gets particularly busy during the summer months. This 60-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Heraklion Airport.

Duration: 60 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 3.000 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Heraklion 90 minutes tour

A spectacular aerial view of the wonderful city of Heraklion. Departing from Heraklion Airport you will fly over the magnificent Minoan palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilisation.

You will then get a bird’s eye view of Mount Psiloritis which is the highest mountain of Crete and the place were god Zeus was raised. Your helicopter tour will then take you over the village of Mires which gets busy during Saturdays as it attracts many visitors to its market that sells everything from vegetables, to animals and various handmade artefacts. You will also fly over Matala which was the ancient port of Phaistos and Gortys and a former fishing community which has now developed into a modern holiday center.

Heading towards the South Coast you will pass Myrtos which is considered a jewel of Crete, a small picturesque seaside village located in the regional unit of Lasithi. Myrtos has a rich history and was especially popular among hippies in the 1970s. Next up is Ierapetra which has always been an important center of the island.

Climb into the skies for a bird’s-eye view of the mesmerising Mirabello Bay and Agios Nikolaos, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Crete. Explore the famous traditional fishing village of Elounda from above, flying over the island of Spinalonga, which was an important Venetian fortress that became a leper colony in 1903. Heading towards the North Coast of the island you will also get to experience one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon. This 90-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Heraklion Airport.

Duration: 90 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 4.010 €*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Hersonissos – Tour S – 15 minutes 

Fifteen minutes with memories that will last much longer. You will start your scenic flight from Hersonissos which is considered to be the largest tourist resort in Crete and gets particularly busy during the summer months. You will also get to experience one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon. You will fly over the village of Sisi where the views will make you go Wow! The beautiful landscapes around Sisi are ideal for those who appreciate nature. Before heading back to base you will fly over Malia, and get a bird’s view of the famous palace of Malia which was discovered in 1915 by a Greek archaeologist named Hadzidakis. This 15-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Hersonissos.

Duration: 15 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 520€*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Hersonissos – Tour M – 30 minutes 

Taking off from the base in Hersonissos you will get a bird’s eyes view of one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon. You will experience mesmerising views of Mirabello Bay and Agios Nikolaos, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Crete. This scenic flight will let you explore the famous traditional fishing village of Elounda from above, flying over the island of Spinalonga, which was an important Venetian fortress that became a leper colony in 1903. Up next you will witness the beautiful landscapes around Sisi which are ideal for those who appreciate nature. Before heading back to base you will fly over Malia, and enjoy the view of the famous palace of Malia which was discovered in 1915 by a Greek archaeologist named Hadzidakis. This 30-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Hersonissos.

Duration: 30 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 1.050€*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Hersonissos – Tour M – 60 minutes 

Taking off from the base in Hersonissos you will get a bird’s eyes view of one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Lassithi Plateau which is located high up on the Dikti Mountains and is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon. Heading towards the South Coast you will pass Ierapetra which has always been an important center of the island. You will also get a unique perspective over Makry Gialos, a popular coastline filled with secluded bays and quieter beaches, before heading towards the North Coast. During your scenic flight you will also experience mesmerising views of Mirabello Bay and Agios Nikolaos, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Crete.

Explore the famous traditional fishing village of Elounda from above, flying over the island of Spinalonga, which was an important Venetian fortress that became a leper colony in 1903. Up next you will witness the beautiful landscapes around Sisi which are ideal for those who appreciate nature. Before heading back to base you will fly over Malia, and enjoy the view of the famous palace of Malia which was discovered in 1915 by a Greek archaeologist named Hadzidakis. This 60-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Hersonissos.

Duration: 60 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 2.100€*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Rethymnon – Tour S – 15 minutes 

Fifteen minutes with memories that will last much longer. You will start your scenic flight from Rethymnon which is one of Crete’s most charming towns that combines the old town’s beauty and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach. From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will also get to enjoy the view of the Kournas Lake, the only freshwater lake in Crete. Up next you will fly over Asi Gonia a little mountainous village that was once home to many leaders. Before the end of your helicopter flight you will get a bird’s eye view of the Moundros Gorge located between the villages Moundros and Velonado. This 15-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Rethymnon.

Duration: 15 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 2.270€*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Rethymnon – Tour M – 30 minutes 

Taking off from the Rethymnon you will get a bird’s eyes view of one of the most charming towns of Crete. From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will get to enjoy the view of the Kournas Lake, the only freshwater lake in Crete. You will fly over the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) that occupy a large part of the centre of West Crete and are the main feature of the region.

Heading over the South Coast you will fly above the small picturesque village of Loutro which was named after the baths (Loutro or Loutra) found in the area.  The village has maintained its traditional character as it remains untouched by mass tourism. There is no road that leads here so the only way one can get here is by a ferry boat or a helicopter. The village is located in the Sfakia region, which is a mountainous area in the southwestern part of the island. The coast of Sfakia is found on the Lybian Sea and the region is crossed by many gorges, among which is the famous Samaria Gorge.

You will also pass the small mountainous village of Kalikratis that lies at the foot of Lefka Ori, which is a traditional village with many well preserved stone houses. Another village that you will see during the sightseeing helicopter flight is Asi Gonia, which was once home to many leaders. Before the end of your helicopter flight you will get a bird’s eye view of the Moundros Gorge located between the villages Moundros and Velonado. This 30 -minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Rethymnon.

Duration: 30 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 2.800€*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

Rethymnon – Tour L – 60 minutes 

Taking off from the Rethymnon you will get a bird’s eyes view of one of the most charming towns of Crete. From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will get to enjoy the view of the Kournas Lake, the only freshwater lake in Crete. You will fly over the Omalos Plateau which is situated 38 kilometers south of Chania in the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) that occupy a large part of the center  of West Crete and are the main feature of the region.

Furthermore heading to the South Coast you will reach the Elafonisi beach, a fantastic white and pink sand beach with crystal clear, turquoise waters. You will be amazed by the captivating views of Paleochora which is often referred to as the “Bride of the Libyan Sea”, a town that is built on a long, narrow peninsula that stretches into the Libyan Sea.

Soar over Agia Roumeli a unique village that has maintained its genuine Cretan heritage and a strong sense of character. The village is located in a remote area that can only be accessed by foot  or a boat. On your scenic flight you will also fly above the small picturesque village of Loutro which was named after the baths (Loutro or Loutra) found in the area.  The village has maintained its traditional character as it remains untouched by mass tourism. There is no road that leads here so the only way one can get here is by a ferry boat or a helicopter. The village is located in the Sfakia region, which is a mountainous area in the southwestern part of the island. The coast of Sfakia is found on the Lybian Sea and the region is crossed by many gorges, among which is the famous Samaria Gorge.

Another point of interest is the small mountainous village of Kalikratis that lies at the foot of Lefka Ori, which is a traditional village with many well preserved stone houses. You will then fly over Asi Gonia, which was once home to many leaders. Before the end of your helicopter flight you will enjoy the view of the Moundros Gorge located between the villages Moundros and Velonado. This 60-minute helicopter sightseeing tour ends in Rethymnon.

Duration: 60 min sightseeing flight time   Price: 3.840€*

* Maximum capacity 5 passengers. Price per flight.

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