Heraklion airport (HER) 

 

Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis, opened on March, 1939, is one of the busiest in Greece and serves the capital of the island of Crete. It operates with domestic flights and many seasonal international destinations throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Official Website: ypa.gr
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 6 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +30 281 039 7800 / 7129 / 7136. There is an information counter in the Arrivals Hall, next to the baggage reclaim area.

 
 
 

Heraklion airport is located 5 km (3 miles) to the east of the city of the same name.

 
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Bus - There are services from KTEL (Tel +30 281 024 6530) to the city's bus station, with a trip of around 20 minutes and a fare of €1.80. They run every 15 min. from Monday to Saturday, and less frequently on Sundays. The stop is found a few minutes away from the terminal. In Heraklion you can board buses to different destinations inside the island, such as Rethimnon, Kavros, Georgioupolis and Chania.

Taxi - Cabs are available around the clock in front of the Arrivals level. Journey time to the city centre is about 15 minutes. Prices are higher between 0:00 am and 6:00 am.

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Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals area. Avis (Tel +30 281 022 9402), Budget (Tel +30 281 034 4179), Εurodollar (Tel +30 281 028 1338), Europcar (Tel +30 281 024 2009), Ηoliday Auto (Tel +30 281 024 6603), Hertz (Tel +30 281 034 1734), National (Tel +30 281 022 6002), Sixt (Tel +30 281 020 8915), Tourent (Tel +30 281 024 0222).

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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau, VIP lounges, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- Inside the terminal there are bars, coffee shop, restaurant and icecream store.
Shopping- Duty-free articles in the Departures area, gifts, cosmetics, tobacco and newsagents.
Baggage- 24-hour left luggage service inside the car park (Tel +30 281 039 7349). Secure wrapping in the Departures Hall. Enquiries about missing items should be directed to the information desk.
Other Services- Baby changing room, medical center.

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The enclosure has a parking lot for short and long stays near the terminal building. The area is small given the airport's passenger traffic. More information: Tel +30 281 022 6980.

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Facilities are basic, including ramps, reserved parking spaces and adapted restrooms. Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline at least 48 hours in advance.

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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 +30 281 024 5392), Asterion Hotel (Tel +30 281 022 7913), Evans Hotel (Tel +30 281 022 3928), Hotel Poseidon (Tel +30 281 022 2545), Hotel Eleni Palace (Tel +30 281 082 3729), Athinaikon Hotel (Tel +30 281 022 8526), Karteros Hotel (Tel +30 281 038 0402), Anemos Suites (Tel +30 281 038 0348).

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Latest updates: January, 16, 2017