Hire a Private Jet to Heraklion

When you want to explore the most beautiful corners of the globe in luxury, there is no better way to do it than by hiring a private jet. Hop a flight with Lunajets, bring along your friends and family, and visit a city like Heraklion in the style you deserve. Heraklion is a port city on the Greek island of Crete. It is one of the most bustling Greek cities but it still holds on to the old-world charm of the breathtaking island. With just the click of an app, you can fly into anywhere in Greece, take a helicopter transfer to Crete and begin to soak in the sights and sounds of this amazing city.

What is the best airport to travel to and from Heraklion?

The Heraklion International Airport, also known as Nikos Kazantzakis, is the main airport on the island. It is approximately five kilometers from Heraklion city center so it makes for a fast and easy arrival and departure. Allow Lunajets to arrange all your travel needs to Heraklion and let your wanderlust take flight.

Which kind of aircraft is available to land on Heraklion?

Here is a selection of private aircraft that you can use for your private flight to Heraklion. Selecting the right aircraft is essential to making the most of your trip. The ideal aircraft will vary according to your specific needs and chosen destination. For more details, contact one of our business aviation advisers.

Seats: 10

Speed: 440 kts | 816 km/h

Range: 4000 nm | 7408 km

Seats: 9

Speed: 469 kts | 870 km/h

Range: 3682 nm | 6819 km

Seats: 8

Speed: 431 kts | 800 km/h

Range: 2450 nm | 4537 km

Seats: 8

Speed: 269 kts | 500 km/h

Range: 1742 nm | 3226 km

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Rocio Garcia-Velasco Platero

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What Is There To Do In Heraklion

Whether it is history, beaches or nightlife, there are an array of activities to check out in Heraklion. While the city attracts all walks of life, you will get to see everything from the vantage point of style and luxury.

Palace of Knossos

Palace of Knossos
Visit the Palace of Knossos

This Palace of Knossos, dating back to 1450 BC, is one of Crete's most popular and meaningful landmarks and a must-see for anyone visiting Heraklion. Believed to have been the mythical labyrinth of King Minos, the palace is vast with four wings and a courtyard.

Koules Fortress

Koules Fortress
Visit the Koules Fortress

Koules is a Venetian castle that was once a fortress. It surrounds the Harbor of Heraklion. It was built in the early 13th century when the Venetians conquered Crete. Today, the traditional Venetian architecture is still intact. Visitors can walk the grounds as well has take tours to explore the ancient site.

The Crete Golf Club

The Crete Golf Club
Go play at The Crete Golf Club

High-end travel should always include a round of golf. The Crete Golf Club is the first 18 hole golf course on the island. Its meticulous greens, mountainous Cretan landscape and mild Mediterranean climate make this course an experience you will never forget.

Where To Stay In Heraklion

Lunajets is not just about flying you in and out of an airport. We will arrange travel to and from whatever luxurious accommodations you arrange, making every aspect of your trip luxurious.

Cayo Exclusive Resort and Spa

Cayo Exclusive Resort and Spa
Stay at the Cayo Exclusive Resort and Spa

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is a sleek and sophisticated option when staying in Heraklion. The hotel design is elegant and the surroundings are second to none. Cayo has 74 luxurious rooms with views of the Sinalonga Islet and private swimming pools.

Abaton Island Resort and Spa

Abaton Island Resort and Spa
Stay at the Abaton Island Resort and Spa

With rooms gleaming with white decor, you will find hand-carved headboards and driftwood sculptures in any one of the Abaton Island Resort and Spa's 14 styles of rooms. Not only do the rooms themselves exude luxury, but they offer outdoor access, making the surroundings just as much a part of the space.

Elysium Boutique Hotel and Spa

Elysium Boutique Hotel and Spa
Stay at the Elysium Boutique Hotel and Spa

The Elysium is a serene, adults-only hotel that offers a peaceful, grown-up getaway to its guests. Located on the promenade of Analipsi in Hersonissos region of Crete, the hotel boasts luxury accommodations along with views of both the Aegean Sea as well as the lush Crete, landscape.

Where To Eat In Heraklion

Crete is a gastronomical delight and Heraklion will not disappoint.

7 Thalassas Restaurant

7 Thalassas is the best seafood restaurant in the city. World-renowned chef, Andreas Voulgaris, uses only the highest quality organic ingredients in his Mediterranean-focused cuisine.


Xalavro was built out of an old house that sat in ruins in the heart of Heraklion. From those ruins came a beautiful open bar. The equally open restaurant offers homemade cuisine with local ingredients. Guests at Xalavro get to see all food and drink prepared right in front of them, making the entire visit an experience to remember.

Swell Restaurant

Swell is located right on Knossos Beach with a veranda that opens right onto the water. Michelin 1 rated chef, Lefteris Lazarou, has created a menu of Greek gourmet cuisine. The food and the location make Swell a culinary masterpiece for all the senses.

Why Charter a Private Jet to Heraklion with LunaJets?

Choosing LunaJets means opting for unmatched elegance and flexibility in private aviation. Our access to an extensive fleet of over 4,800 aircraft worldwide ensures that your private flight to or from Heraklion is tailored perfectly to your needs, offering a seamless blend of luxury and convenience.

Our advanced jet comparator and booking application allow you to effortlessly select the ideal aircraft for your journey, complemented by our dedicated team of aviation experts available 24/7. With LunaJets, you can expect nothing but the highest standards of service, meticulous attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to your comfort and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the nearest airport to Heraklion for private jet landings?

Heraklion International Airport, also known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER), is the closest airport, located just about 5 kilometres east of Heraklion city centre. This short distance typically translates into a driving time of around 10 minutes, offering swift and easy access for those arriving by private jet.

Why should one opt for Heraklion International Airport (HER) when travelling to or from Heraklion by private jet?

Heraklion International Airport is well-suited for private jet travel, featuring facilities and services tailored to the needs of private flyers. These services include rapid check-ins, enhanced privacy, and exclusive lounge access, designed to provide a seamless and luxurious travel experience. Its proximity to the city centre and major tourist attractions makes it an ideal choice for efficiency and convenience.

When is the ideal time to visit Heraklion via private jet?

The ideal time to visit Heraklion by private jet is during the late spring to early autumn months, from May through September. This period offers the best weather conditions, with warm temperatures and minimal rainfall, ideal for exploring Heraklion’s historical sites, beautiful beaches, and vibrant street life. Additionally, visiting outside the peak tourist season can result in a more relaxed experience with fewer crowds, especially towards the beginning and end of this period.

What are the luggage restrictions on a private flight?

Private flights offer generous luggage allowances, but specifics can vary depending on the aircraft. LunaJets will ensure your requirements are met with no hassle.

Can LunaJets arrange for ground transportation upon arrival in Heraklion?

Absolutely. LunaJets offers a complete travel solution, including luxury ground transportation arrangements to ensure a seamless journey from air to ground.