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Distance from HER to:

Agios Nikolaos 61 km
Elounda 69 km
Chania 150 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Rhodes Airport 313 km
Athens International Airport 351 km
Kos Airport 354 km

Car Hire Heraklion

Heraklion Airport Guide

Crete is the largest of all the Greek Islands and is in the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for its contrasting landscapes and rich history. Heraklion is the capital city of Crete and most famous for the Minoan Palace of Knossos as well as its museums and city walls. Also in the city, look out for the Basilica of St Mark and the venetian fortress of Koules. Out and about with your car hire Heraklion you can visit the harbour town of Agios Nikolaos and the touristy Malia. Hersonissos and the fishing village of Elounda and its uninhabited island of Spinalonga are well worth a visit too.

Heraklion Airport Directions

The airport is a short 5 km drive from the city with your car hire Heraklion Airport via the Ikarou road.

Heraklion Airport Parking

The airport has limited parking at the terminal building for short and long stay parking. The car park is only open during airport operating hours.

Heraklion Airport Flight Information

Over 65 airlines use Heraklion Airport during the summer season. These are mostly charter and budget flights along with some scheduled flights to Europe and Russia. Many routes only operate on a seasonal basis.

Hotels Near Heraklion Airport

There are no hotels at the airport. The Sofia Hotel and the Evans Hotel are within 2 km of the airport and probably the closest. If you wish to stay in the city of Heraklion just 5 km away, there are many more hotels including the Atrion Hotel and the Kastro Hotel.

Heraklion Time Zone

Heraklion is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and in the Eastern Europe Time Zone (GMT+2).

Heraklion Info

The airport has one terminal with basic facilities including an information desk and currency exchange service. There is a bank with ATM and a kiosk selling snacks and newspapers. The airport has free Wi-Fi access if you want to surf the web whilst you wait for your flight. If you get hungry there is a cafe/bar available for drinks and snacks. There is also a duty free shop for any last minute gifts.

Heraklion Airport Trivia:

  • Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis is the airport’s official name.
  • The airport handles over 5 million passengers a year.
  • It is the 2nd busiest airport in Greece.
  • The airport is named after a Greek philosopher and writer.
  • The airport shares facilities with the Hellenic Air Force.
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