Hot air balloon ride in Crete with breakfast (Lassithi plateau)

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An unforgettable balloon ride over Crete. Float peacefully and slowly over the Lassithi plateau and enjoy breathtaking views of the sky, the mountains and the Cave of Zeus. You will experience the balloon being released and packed up at the end of the flight. Your balloon ride will be celebrated with a balloonist's baptism and a Cretan breakfast.

  • Tour / activity duration: Total approx. 3.5 hours I Balloon ride approx. 30 minutes
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: included in selected offers
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Fly over Crete by hot air balloon

Floating peacefully and slowly over Crete, ballooning couldn't be more beautiful!

  • Balloon ride Crete (approx. 30 minutes) - own journey Meeting point - per person (age 7+) 250.-€
  • Balloon ride Crete (approx. 30 minutes) - pickup Heraklion I Malia - per person (age 7+) 250.-€
  • Balloon ride Crete (approx. 30 minutes) - pickup Agios Nikolaos I Elounda - per person (age 7+) 300.-€
  • Balloon ride Crete (approx. 30 minutes) - pickup Sisi I Milatos - per person (age 7+) 290.-€
  • Balloon ride Crete (approx. 30 minutes) - pickup Fodele I Agia Pelagia - per person (age 7+) 290.-€
  • Balloon ride Crete (approx. 30 minutes) - pickup Rethymno I Bali - per person (age 7+) 310.-€
Unforgettable hot air balloon flight

Booking option: Ballooning in Crete with breakfast (Lassithi Plateau)

The hot air balloon ascends over the Lassithi plateau in Crete early in the morning when the thermals are ideal for flying. The plateau is located in the eastern part of Crete at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level. It is a very scenic place that allows for breathtaking photos. The Lassithi plateau is famous for its unique windmills and the cave where, according to myth, Zeus was born. Upon arrival at the starting point, we will first discuss some safety aspects to ensure that the tour is absolutely worry free for you. You will have the opportunity to help unpack and inflate the balloon. The balloon ride begins between 7:00 and 7:30 am. The ride lasts approximately 30 minutes. The length of the flight depends on the program and weather conditions. After landing, you will be served champagne and a snack or candy, a certificate of participation and a souvenir (depending on the program).


  • Duration: Ride approximately 30 minutes/entire experience approximately 3.5 hours
  • Hours: 6:30 AM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: May - November
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up can be booked separately from: Rethymnon city, Agia Pelagia, Heraklion City, Sissi, Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda, Malia
  • Startingpoint: Lagou (East Crete)


  • Professional guide, introduction, insurance
  • Balloon ride, traditional Cretan breakfast
Important information

Special cancellation policy: After booking, a refund is only possible if the weather has not allowed us to operate the trip until the guest's departure (otherwise the flight will be postponed) or in the event of a medical incident that does not allow the guest to participate in the trip.


  • Minimum age 7 years old I Body height at least 1.20m
  • Average weight per person is 85 kg (+/- 10kg), please contact us before booking if this weight is exceeded.

Please bring

Sunglasses, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, suitable clothing, hat, camera

Detailed description

Hot air ballooning in Crete

A hot air balloon ride in Crete is a memorable experience - not just the flight itself. You will be there as the balloon is unpacked and prepared, and you will see our guides stowing away the equipment. But above all, it is the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of inland Crete and the silent gliding through the sky that make this balloon flight such a moving and emotional experience.

The route of the hot air balloon takes you over the Lassithi plateau in the east of the island (850 meters above sea level): a place full of magic and legends. We can see the vastness of the plateau and the cave where Zeus was born. From the balloon basket you will enjoy the view of the majestic mountains, the blue lakes and the contrasting green meadows.

A balloon ride in Crete takes about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the thermals. After the flight, we land safely on a field and celebrate together the endorphins that this experience gives us. As is customary with balloonists, we end the flight with a glass of champagne and a Cretan breakfast in a taverna.

If you want to be well prepared for your balloon ride in Crete, you should bring sturdy and comfortable shoes (there are no seats). It is also advisable to bring a jacket, as the wind can be uncomfortable at altitude. Few people get altitude sickness during a balloon ride, but it is advisable to avoid high-fat foods and especially alcohol before the flight. A professional crew and certified pilots will accompany you on this ballooning experience in Crete.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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