Crete: Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Traditional Breakfast

Activity provider: VIVA let's fly

Crete: Hot-Air Balloon Flight with Traditional Breakfast

Activity provider: VIVA let's fly

From US$ 269.39 per person

Fly in a hot-air balloon over the Cretan Mountains and awe at the breathtaking panoramas of the Lasithi Plateau. Enjoy a traditional Cretan breakfast and some champagne after your flight.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a 50% refund
Duration 3 hours
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Pickup optional
You will receive personalized pickup information the day before the activity.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Experience a scenic flight in a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau
  • Help set up the balloon with the crew for your flight
  • Feel the warm Greek hospitality with a traditional Cretan breakfast
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of mountains from 300-400 meters up in the air
  • Receive a flight certificate and small memento of your experience
Full description

Experience a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi plateau of Crete. Afterwards, enjoy a tasty Cretan breakfast at a traditional taverna with a small gift to complete your experience.

Choose to be picked up from your hotel in Heraklion or make your own way to the meeting point. At the meeting point a comfortable minibus will pick you up and take you to the most appropriate point for the flight, depending on the weather conditions.

Board a small-group basket together with an experienced balloon captain. You can fully participate in the preparation of the hot air balloon for the flight with the crew. Before the flight, there will be a detailed briefing from the pilot about what you will see, as well as general safety guidance.

Then, enjoy the sensation of gracefully rising above the ground. Take memorable photos of the stunning panoramic views over Crete and the surrounding ocean.

After setting back gently on the ground, travel by bus to a local taverna where you will be offered sparkling wine to celebrate your new experience. Enjoy a traditional Cretan breakfast with eggs, cheese, rusks, and cheese pies. Receive a flight certificate and a small gift to remember your flight.

  • Optional transfer from Heraklion and Rethymno Areas (if option selected)
  • Hot-air balloon flight
  • Experienced pilot
  • Small-group balloon basket
  • A glass of sparkling wine
  • Flight certificate
  • A small gift
  • Transfer between meeting point and tavern
  • Breakfast at a local tavern (vegetarian options available)
  • Hotel transfer (if no option is selected)
  • Full meal and extra drinks
  • Guided tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You will meet the team at the gas station where you can also park your car.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Please note that in case of bad weather the flight will be rescheduled or you will be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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The hot air balloon ride was amazing! We really enjoyed the experience. We had a very informative and personable guide in Mindaugas. We were picked up from near our resort and taken right back to our resort. The sights on the Lasithi plateau were awesome. We also had some breakfast and I was grateful that they were able to accomodate to my request for a plant based breakfast. Highly recommended!

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August 9, 2022

Product ID: 420956