Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport (HER)

The largest island in Greece, Crete is teeming with incomparable beauty, magical myths and timeless treasure. Crete consists of four regions — Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi — boasting glorious beaches, dreamy villages, remnants of ancient civilizations and a rich gastronomic culture.

Uncover Hidden Treasure

On the northwestern coast of the island is the city of Chania. Here you can wander around the old Venetian harbor, lighthouse and maze-like alleys to admire beautiful Venetian and Turkish mansions, fountains and elaborate churches. Taste sumptuous Cretan cuisine and wine, before heading out to the national park’s White Mountains for a day of adventure. 

Flanked by the White Mountains and Mount Psiloritis, the remote Rethymno region is known for its historic castle, long stretches of sandy beaches, traditional mountain villages and luxurious resorts. For an arty, leisurely atmosphere, plan to visit the northeastern Lasithi region, with beautiful cities and sun-kissed beaches.

Nestled between two picturesque mountain ranges on the central-northern coast is the island’s capital city, Heraklion. This small metropolis is home to a famous archaeological museum that houses Minoan artifacts. Shop for designer fashion on Daedalou Street. Venture outside the city to an olive grove or vineyard to taste local products. Or head over to a must-see attraction — the Palace of Knossos — a monumental symbol of Minoan civilization.

Plan Your Escape

When you bundle and book with Delta Vacations, you have your choice of hotels. In Crete, you can choose from an oceanfront hotel just outside Chania’s Old Town or two luxurious spa resorts by the sea for a breathtaking experience. For flexibility to travel when and where you want, add a car rental to your package.

Flight service is provided by Transavia, a Delta code-share partner, and operates seasonally on select days of the week via Amsterdam, from early April through late October.

Flight routings subject to change without notice.