Day Trips with Small Airplanes from Athens to Heraklion

Can you think of a better and fastest way to visit Crete than on a 100% private day trip from Athens on a small airplane?

Crete is the largest island in Greece and a fantastic destination steeped in ancient art, rich history and architecture. Besides its superb cultural and historical heritage, Crete features some of the most beautiful and diverse natural landscapes not only all over Greece, but also at an international scale. Endless white sandy beaches, smaller rocky bays, steep mountains with deep gorges and its unique flora and fauna offer unlimited opportunities and rank Crete among the top tourism destinations around the world! Moreover, you will definitely stay speechless once you taste the delicious local cuisine, rich in products grown locally in the Cretan terrain.

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region’s most fascinating and vibrant cities. It is full of places to discover. The medieval fortress of Koules dominates the old (Venetian) port, while the city’s architecture (with ancient, Venetian and Turkish influences) reflects its strategic geopolitical position at the crossroads of three continents…

Crete is undoubtedly a whole world to discover and no matter how much time you have, it will never be enough for this piece of paradise land!

Heraklion can easily be reached either by boat from Piraeus or the nearby Greek islands or by air. Nikos Kazatzakis International airport is connected with international and domestic flights with major Greek and European destinations. If you are, however, visiting Athens and your time is limited or you want to travel at your own pace, just with your own travel partners, in complete privacy and comfort, the Greek Air Taxi Network’s supreme services of private small airplane charters are at your entire disposal! Charter a small airplane and enjoy a unique day trip from Athens to Heraklion and back. Our fleet of small airplanes based in Athens International airport is available for day charters, so you don’t lose any of your precious time in Greece and you can enjoy the utmost of your summer holidays here! A flight with a small airplane from Athens to Heraklion and back from Heraklion to Athens takes about 45min.

Decide only about when you wish to fly and with whom and leave the rest on us! Our team of travel experts will be happy to design the perfect day island experience in Heraklion and offer you a complete customized travel package based on your needs and preferences, so you don’t have to worry about any of the rest!

Prices for private airplane day trips Athens – Heraklion – Athens

Airplane type Flight Duration Price for day trip
Socata TB (2 persons) 0:45 1.400€
Piper Chieftain (8 persons) 0:40 4.200€


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