For those of you who wish to organize your holidays by yourselves there is access to the island by plane or by boat. There are daily flights to Heraklion from Athens (45 minutes duration) and other cities of Greece.
For more information you can visit the websites www.aegeanair.com , www.skyexpress.gr www.ellinair.gr There are also daily routes by boat from Athens to Heraklion and vice versa. For more information you can visit the websites www.minoan.gr and www.anek.gr.
For residents living abroad there are many charter flights to Heraklion especially during summertime. Additionally www.easyjet.com and www.ryanair.com have scheduled flights from many countries to Heraklion and Chania that usually start on April.