Flight Lyon Heraklion : Airline ticket

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Flights Lyon - Heraklion
  • Weather48-57 °F48 - 57 °F
  • Distance 2360 km
  • Duration 3h20
  • Currency Euro
  • Languages Spa. Spanish

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Travelling to the land of the gods?
Looking for a few sun-soaked days away, surrounded by wild nature and heavenly beaches? 

Perhaps a romantic weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean?

Set course for Heraklion, the capital of Crete. In the south of the Aegean Sea, discover an island of many colours and an incredible wealth of culture. From the sources of Greek mythology, visit the site of Knossos, the largest and most impressive palace of the Minoan civilisation, enjoy the peace and quiet of the Orthodox monasteries, marvel at the beauty of the Samaria Gorge, then set sail for the seaside resorts of Phalassarna or Matala, before savouring some mezze in the delightful port of Agios Nikolaos.

Book your Flight Lyon Crète now, from Lyon (LYS) - Heraklion (HER), and discover Crete under the Mediterranean sun!

5 reasons to visit Heraklion

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Follow in the footsteps of Heracles

Heraklion is the gateway to many modern treasures of the island of Crete, but it also lends itself to fabulous journeys back in time. The ruins of Knossos Palace and the town's archaeological museum, a modern showcase for a sumptuous past that disappeared tragically and mysteriously, are a must-see when visiting this cradle of Minoan civilisation.

Basking on a Dream Beach

Crete has all the treasures of the Greek islands: sunshine, ideal temperatures, a magnificent coastline with splendid beaches and a turquoise sea. There's nothing like relaxing with your toes in the air and your gaze lost in the immensity of the blue. The ideal place to unwind? Choose the beaches to the west of Chania...

Exploring the Samaria Gorge

Located in the Samaria National Park in the White Mountains, this 16-kilometre-long mineral gorge is one of the island's great natural attractions. A day trip to one of Europe's longest gorges is sure to satisfy those who, after a day on the beach, feel the urge to explore the mysteries of Crete!


Try the famous Cretan diet

Renowned for its dietary properties, Cretan cuisine is not only good for your health! It's as simple as it is delicious. Mezzes, the ideal aperitif dishes made with cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas or olives, will tantalise your taste buds. You can also try pitas and other equally delicious Greek island specialities.

Explore Crete on a Jeep Safari

Looking for an off-road adventure? A Jeep safari along the rugged roads is a great way to discover the island. The Crete Jeep Safari route through the Dikti and Lassithi mountains combines river crossings, forest trails and visits to monasteries and monuments. Take the back roads for an unforgettable journey to the heart of an astonishing island!

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FAQ: Flights Lyon - Heraklion

How long is a flight from Lyon to Heraklion?

A direct flight from Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) to Heraklion International Airport (HER) takes an average of 3 hours, for a distance of 2,045 kilometres as the crow flies. This flight time is given as an indication and may vary according to your boarding dates and times, the airline or the weather conditions.

Which airlines offer flights between Lyon and Heraklion?

Transavia offers direct flights between Lyon and Crete during the tourist season, with up to four flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Volotea also offers up to 3 flights a week between Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) and Heraklion International Airport (HER), on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Greek airline Aegean Airlinesoperates a non-stop service between Lyon and Crete every Thursday and every Sunday during the summer season. Sky Express operates two weekly flights from Lyon to Heraklion during the season, every Tuesday and Saturday.

You can also discover all our direct flights from Lyon to Greece, with a selection of famous destinations in the heart of the Mediterranean.

When should I buy my flight ticket to Heraklion and Crete?

By booking your flight from Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) to Heraklion International (HER) as early as possible, you can generally obtain lower fares. Airlines adjust their prices according to the occupancy rate of their aircraft. To get the best deals, you can also avoid the summer season and busy periods. Last-minute offers can give you the best deals.

We suggest that you prepare for your trip by reserving your parking space online: a space will be waiting for you on the day of your departure, and you will benefit from attractive rates.

When should you travel to Heraklion and Crete?

Heraklion and Crete welcome you all year round. Summer is the season for beach and water sports enthusiasts, and Crete is very popular with tourists during this period. Spring and autumn offer a good compromise, with pleasant weather and more moderate crowds. Winter can be interesting if you prefer to discover the ancient heritage of the ancient civilisations of the Aegean and take advantage of low fares. Bear in mind, however, that some tourist attractions may offer reduced opening times or be closed during this period.

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