Heraklion International Airport (HER) is Crete’s main airport and is located 5 kilometers east of the island’s capital. Named after the Greek writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, the airport serves the central part of the island, the town of Agios Nikolaos and numerous other tourist resorts.
More than 50 airlines transit through the airport of Heraklion, the second most important airport in Greece after Athens and the most important of the 3 airports in Crete. During the summer many charter flights connect the airport with numerous European destinations.
For connections to and from the airport you can opt for buses, the number 78 will take you into town, cabs or a hired car.
Below you can see real-time departure and arrival times at Crete Heraklion Airport.
Private transfers (or shared) are an excellent alternative to public transport at a slightly higher cost, especially if you are traveling in a group. Unlike the buses that follow a predefined route, making stops only where foreseen, the transfers are at your disposal and will take you directly to your destination, avoiding further transfers with luggage in tow. In particular, private transfers for exclusive use are comparable to a taxi service. You can book a taxi or rental with driver at Crete Heraklion Airport using the link below.
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Below is a list of recommended hotels near Crete Heraklion Airport.
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