Hot Air Balloon in Crete

Lassithi Plateau
4 hours

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Hot air balloon in Crete. An experience that elevates the concept of exploration to new heights—quite literally.

The breathtaking landscapes of this Greek island unfold beneath you as you soar through the sky, capturing the first rays of the sun in a sunrise air balloon journey. The experience begins either by a hotel pick up or at a set meeting point in the heart of the Lasithi Plateau.

The anticipation builds during the short drive to the takeoff site. The hot air balloon, meticulously is prepared for the ascent, unfurls gracefully from its trailer. A pilot-aeronaut will provide a comprehensive safety briefing. This ensures that passengers can fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking journey about to unfold.

Hot Air Balloon Crete – A Lifetime Experience

With the gentle inflation of the air balloon, the adventure truly takes flight. Ascending into the skies offers an unparalleled perspective of Crete’s diverse landscapes. From rolling hills and olive groves to ancient ruins and coastlines.

The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes. The weather conditions add an element of spontaneity and uniqueness to each journey.

After the landing, the balloon is deflated and expertly packed away, marking the end of the airborne escapade. But the experience continues with a journey to a charming tavern, where a Cretan traditional breakfast is waiting for us. Here passengers can celebrate their adventure with a glass of prosecco.

At the end of the Balloon trip our team gives a flight certificate and a small gift to remember your trip to the skies.

Pick-Up Locations:

Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia.

What to Bring with you:

Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.

A hat, sunglasses, and a sun cream.


We are very careful with our pricing. What you read is what you get. If you need further information, please feel free to contact us. The Hot Air Balloon Ride price is €250 for an adult, and €200 for a child.

Not Suitable

The hot air ballon is not for everyone. Please avoid this activity if you have severe fear of heights.

Schedule - Days and Languages


06:20 am- Meeting Point: Begin your day at the enchanting Elin gas station.

06:30 – 06:40 am- Enchanting Journey: Embark on a picturesque journey to the takeoff site.

06:40 – 07:20 am – Preparing for Ascension: Witness the spectacle as the hot air balloon unfolds from the trailer and gracefully inflates. Receive a safety briefing from our pilot.

07:20 – 08:00 am- Soaring Elegance: Take to the skies for a breathtaking flight, the duration of which depends on the current weather conditions, approximately 30 minutes of pure awe.

08:00 – 08:30am – Gentle Landing: Safely descend and participate in the deflation and packing of the balloon.

08:30 – 08:40 am – Journey to Delight: Head towards a charming tavern to continue your adventure on solid ground.

08:40 – 09:40am – Cretan Feast: Delight in a traditional Cretan breakfast, savoring local flavors while celebrating your flight with a touch of prosecco. Passengers will be awarded flight certificates and memorable souvenirs.

09:40 – 10:00 am – Return Journey.

Days and Languages

Every day: English


✅ Approximately 30 min flight with a mini group.

✅ Traditional Cretan Breakfast with sparkling wine

✅ Both way transfer services included only in the following areas: Ammoudara, Heraklion, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Hersonissos, Stalida-Stalis, Malia, Piskopiano and Koutouloufari.

✅ Professional Aeronauts. A full set of verbal instructions is always given.

✅ Flight certificate.

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Memorable souvenir.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).


❌ Round way transfer can be provided with an extra charge for areas not included in the INCLUDED section.

Not Suitable:

  • The average weight per person is 85 kg (+/- 10kg). Please contact us before booking if this weight is exceeded.
  • Pregnant women are not recommended to participate, but it is acceptable if the passenger signs a waiver acknowledging the decision is entirely theirs, with the company not held responsible for any potential adverse effects.
  • Individuals with cardiovascular diseases are advised not to participate.

These guidelines ensure the safety, enjoyment, and flexibility of your hot air balloon experience in Crete.


  • Children under 1.2m are NOT allowed to fly.
  • Parents bear full responsibility for their children before, during, and after the flight.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled 24 hours before start time.
  • Weather-dependent; if cancelled due to bad weather, choose a new date or get a full refund.

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