Heraklion Airport is the second-busiest airport in Greece, located in the north of Crete. In 2024 Heraklion Airport will be replaced by a new airport near the village of Kastelli. Heraklion, Iraklio in Greek, has about 175,000 inhabitants. There are two airports on the island, the other is Chania Airport in the west.
Where is Heraklion Airport situated?
The main airport in Crete is located east of the capital of the island. From the city, Heraklion Airport is accessible by road ‘Ikarou’. In all other cases, the E75 motorway will take you there.
How many terminals does Heraklion Airport have?
Heraklion Airport has one terminal, it is known as one of the worst in Europe. During the summer months, long queues are standard.
The distance from Heraklion Airport to the centre of Heraklion is 5 kilometres. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Heraklion.
From HER Airport to Heraklion City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Heraklion Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Heraklion Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Heraklion Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Heraklion Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Heraklion is about € 15.-. Book your taxi at Heraklion Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From HER Airport to Heraklion City centre by Taxi
At Heraklion Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Heraklion Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Heraklion Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Aegean Airlines
- Corendon Airlines
- TUI Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Heraklion
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Heraklion Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Heraklion: Guided Tour of the City and Knossos Palace Ticket
Enjoy a walking tour of Heraklion with a professional guide and learn about the culture and history of Crete’s capital city. At the end of the tour, receive a skip-the-line ticket for the mythical Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum.
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