The cheapest times to fly from ATL to HER are

  • April 23rd to October 21st

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to HER is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $9925 for Monday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $1044 for Wednesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $1338 to $6540 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1282. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $6766. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5484 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to HER flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to HER route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to HER flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $592 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3374. Return trip prices are from the HER to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to HER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ATL to HER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Santorini Airport (JTR) in Santorini

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from HER
  • Usually 9.57% less expensive than HER
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to JTR flights


Flight Hacking ATL to HER

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to HER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (ATL > CDG > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $1440 (61.2%)

See ATL to CDG flights

Hack #2: Athens (ATL > ATH > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $1059
  • Average savings: $1294 (55%)

See ATL to ATH flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (ATL > AMS > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $1087
  • Average savings: $1265 (53.78%)

See ATL to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to HER? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Olympic, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5851 miles or 9416 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to HER?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to HER flight is about 11 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Heraklion?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from ATL to HER.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code HER
Destination airport name Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
City Heraklion
Country Greece
Latitude 35.3
Longitude 25.2


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