If you’re going to enjoy a yoga holiday here at Yoga Rocks you’ll have to get to Crete, Greece flying to Chania (CHQ) or Heraklion (HER) airport. Often each year the flights change so the best places to start to look for flights is normally Skyscanner. Kayak or Expedia can also be good or drop us a line and we can help.
Below is a helpful list of possible airlines. We list by country with suggestions of which airline could have flights. There’s also package operators and the flight search engines above.
Generally flights from Scandinavia serve Chania while those from the rest of Europe are more likely to land in Heraklion.
Ferry information from Athens to Crete is also listed for those in Greece, those travelling overland or arriving in Athens who don’t fancy another flight.
Some of our guests and teachers either think they are flying or practice acro yoga flying, these will not get you to Crete but hopefully the flights below will, and we’ll see you then!
From Athens there are many daily flights to Heraklion or Chania with either Aegean Air or Olympic Air They also have flights from Thessaloniki to Crete. They can be very affordable if you book earlier enough.
Both Aegean and Olympic Air have flights from most major cities/capitals to Athens and is always worth checking if you’re having problems finding flights.
UK Charter Flights
There are many Charter flights operating from the UK’s other airports. Unfortunately these are not on a Saturday when our retreats begin. You could consider a few days holiday either side of a yoga week and explore Crete a little. We’re more than happy to help with places to stay near Yoga Rocks, near the airports or near places of interest on the island.
Occasionally it can be cheaper to buy a package holiday and not use the resort.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland
If you’re coming from Scandinavia for a retreat at Yoga Rocks there are more flights to Chania(CHQ) than Heraklion(HER) though it’s still worth checking Heraklion.
Transavia also fly daily to Athens from where it is easy to get to Crete – see the ‘Greece’ section above. KLM and Olympic Air are also options if flying via Athens is a possibility
Ryanair fly Eindhoven to Chania on Mondays and Fridays.
TUI Netherlands or D-reizen are other options.
Ryanair Dublin straight to Crete Chania.
Basel, Bern & Elsewhere
Swiss Air or TUI
Arkia have summer flights to Crete.
Ferries to Crete:
There are several ferries nightly from Pireus (Athens) to both of Crete’s main ports of Heraklion and Chania with ferries arriving in the early morning. There are fewer daytime services – though several in the summer.
Also a mid summer ferry to Rethymnon on Crete from Athens.
Bookings can be made through www.greekferries.gr – unfortunately sometimes a confusing site to book through. Alternatively book through http://www.directferries.co.uk/.
Or try http://www.ferriesingreece.com/.