Wings to fly to Crete
Do you want to combine lazy sunbathing on the beach with a chance to expand your historical knowledge? Looking for charming old buildings and the wild natural beauty of the Mediterranean? Then what are you waiting for? Book a Nice-Chania plane ticket and go in search of the Minotaur, King Minos, Icarus, Deadalus and the beautiful Ariadne. Dedicate your trip to Poseidon, because your flight to Crete from Nice, via Chania, the island’s most charming city, is not only a journey to the middle of the sea, but also into the heart of Greek mythology.
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The formalities for traveling to Chania
- Entry requirements : as a Greek island, Crete is part of the Schengen Area. All you will need for your trip is a valid passport or identity card.
- Currencies : the people of Crete pay in euros.
Your Nice-Chania direct flight
Flights from Nice to Crete with easyJet leave from Terminal 2 of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
You should arrive an hour and a quarter before your flight, if you need to put luggage in the hold or check in. If you already have your boarding pass and you are travelling with cabin baggage only, allow an hour.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Chania International Airport - Ioánnis Daskaloyánnis
Arriving at Chania Airport
Your flight will land at Chania Airport - Ioannis Daskalogiannis, 14 kilometres from the city. You have several options to get to the city:
- The bus : from 06:00 to 22:45. A low-cost option, but buses are not very regular. You may need to wait an hour!
- The taxi : no wait and reasonable fares. Find one on the way out of the terminal.
- Rent a car : there are 3 car hire companies in the airport’s Arrivals Terminal.
What to do in
La Canée ?
Despite not being the capital of Crete since 1971, Chania remains a major destination on the island. It may even be the most beautiful, if you choose to believe the enthusiastic praise you’ll find online! This Greek beauty undoubtedly owes its appeal to its mixed heritage. The Byzantines, the Venetians and the Ottomans have all left their mark there. However, what was once ancient Cydonia does not owe all of its charms to humans. It also has many gifts from Mother Nature, who has surrounded the city with fabulous landscapes.
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Chania flight take?
The average flight time between Nice and Crete is 1h55.
Which airline provides the direct Nice-Chania flight?
easyJet provides Nice-Chania non-stop flights from late June to late August.
How many Nice-Chania flights are there per week?
easyJet provides two direct flights a week from Nice to Chania. Flights are on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
How much does a Nice-Chania flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Chania return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 268€
What is the time difference between Nice and Chania?
Crete is an hour ahead of Nice.
What is the best time of year to visit Chania?
Crete is rather cool and rainy in winter. For sunshine, wait until May. However, summer is when the island is most appealing. Temperatures rarely exceed 30 degrees and the sea can get as warm as 25 degrees in the first weeks of August. Of course, there is a cost: as in all tourist regions, hotels in Chania increase their prices for the high season. If you want to go easy on your wallet without missing out on the good weather, go towards the end of June, just before the prices really start to heat up. Don’t worry though: whenever you visit, Crete remains very affordable. With all its charm and natural beauty, it offers some of the best value for money in the Mediterranean Basin.