Heraklion Airport is located 5 kilometres east of Heraklion town centre in the Nea Alikarnassos area. Its official name is Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”, in honour of the famous Cretan author.
Heraklion International Airport (IATA: HER) is the second-busiest airport in Greece. In the summer months it welcomes hundreds of domestic flights and foreign charter flights.
Parking at Heraklion Airport
There is a special car park at the airport, which is free for visitors when Heraklion airport is open.
There are also private car parks nearby, just opposite the airport, where you can safely leave your car for more days.
Travelling to and from Heraklion Airport
Visitors can easily drive to any part of Crete from Heraklion Airport, as there is an exit to the national road heading both east and west only a short distance away. The airport is also close to Heraklion town centre, so you can easily reach your hotel or other place of residence in the city.
- Heraklion Airport offers passengers use of a free Wi-Fi connection. Computers and free Internet use are provided at the Everest restaurants in the airport.
- Heraklion Airport also has snack bars and restaurants, kiosks and little shops for your last-minute shopping before leaving Heraklion. There are also Duty-Free shops for cheap deals on the upper floor.
- Finally, there are also information desks, banks and an exchange bureau at the airport to meet all your immediate customer needs.
Airlines and Destinations
Airlines providing domestic flights into and out of Heraklion Airport are Olympic Air, Aegean Airways and Sky Express. There are domestic flights to and from the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Kos, Rhodes, Ikaria, Mytilene, Chios, and of course to the major airports of Athens and Thessaloniki.
Heraklion Airport also hosts charter flights from many European countries, mainly the UK, Germany, Italy, Russia and Romania.