The average price of a 7-day trip to Heraklion is $2,992 for a solo traveler, $5,374 for a couple, and $10,074 for a family of 4. Heraklion hotels range from $18 to $96 per night with an average of $61, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $400 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) are between $806 and $5,065 per person for economy flights and $2,529 to $15,894 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $27 to $49 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Heraklion, GR

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HER and stay in a Heraklion hotel:

  • April 23rd to October 21st

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Heraklion is usually late September.

 

Average Heraklion Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Heraklion for a week is $939-$5,334($134-$762 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $49 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $468 to $4,457 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $58 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $73 to $89 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Heraklion for a week is $2,272-$11,350($325-$1,621 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $98 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $936 to $8,914 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $58 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $73 to $89 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Heraklion for a week is $3,192-$20,004($456-$2,858 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $196 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,872 to $17,828 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $116 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $117 to $134 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Heraklion

How cheap can you make a vacation to Heraklion? The cheapest trip to Heraklion is about $93 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 2% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $15.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Heraklion for a week is $649-$4,999($93-$714 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $26 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $468 to $4,457 for economy

Lodging: $15 to $18 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Heraklion for a week is $1,208-$9,638($173-$1,377 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $936 to $8,914 for economy

Lodging: $15 to $18 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Heraklion for a week is $2,416-$19,096($345-$2,728 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,872 to $17,828 for economy

Lodging: $30 to $36 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Heraklion cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Heraklion Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Heraklion.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Heraklion for a week is $2,189-$15,113($313-$2,159 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $98 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,320 to $9,627 for first class

Lodging: $76 to $96 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $800 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Heraklion for a week is $3,922-$25,426($560-$3,632 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $196 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,640 to $19,254 for first class

Lodging: $76 to $96 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $800 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Heraklion for a week is $7,844-$48,932($1,121-$6,990 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $392 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,280 to $38,508 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $192 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $640 to $1,280 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Heraklion Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Heraklion is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Heraklion due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Heraklion Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Heraklion hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Heraklion.

 

Flight Costs to Heraklion

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $5,065 average in early to mid March to a low of $806 in late September. Median flight price is $1,124. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Heraklion our data includes 158 originating airports, and 118 airlines. The area has much more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Heraklion from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $5,924 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Eleftherios Venizelos International (ATH) in Athens (Greece) at an average of just $130.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Saturday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Saturday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Heraklion, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $4,258, so you can easily save about 528% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Heraklion can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $388 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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