Spending the night at the airport
Heraklion airport operates with many seasonal flights, so it is pretty crowded during the high season, even through the night. It is recommended to have a sleeping mask, earplugs or headphones to get some rest.
Where to rest:
The enclosure does not offer many possibilities to get some sleep in the public areas, except for a few couches on the upper floor. Another option (by paying or through different memberships) is to use one of the VIP lounges, although these are closed at night. SEE VIP LOUNGES
On the other hand, there are several hotels nearby.
Baggage: Inside the car park there is a left-luggage service that operates 24 hours a day, so you can forget about your bags until check-in time.
Eating and drinking: As stores inside the airport are usually pretty expensive, you may want to have some snacks ready in advance.
Wi-Fi: The service is free and unlimited.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing room, medical center.
You can find several options in the surroundings, especially inside the city. Sofia Hotel (Tel +30 281 024 0002), Prince of Lillies (Tel +30 281 038 1645), Pasiphae Hotel (Tel +30 281 030 1012), Evans Hotel (Tel +30 281 022 3928), Aquarius Exclusive Apartments (Tel +30 281 081 1614), Life Boutique Hotel (Tel +30 281 024 3090), Asterion Hotel (Tel +30 281 022 7913), Athinaikon Hotel (Tel +30 281 022 8526), Blue Green Villa (Tel +30 694 726 2928), Minos Village Hotel (Tel +30 281 038 0774).