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Airport in Heraklion

Airport in Heraklion

The largest airport on the Greek island of Crete is located in the city of Heraklion. The airport is located about 3 kilometers from the city center. It is the second busiest after the Athens airport. At the same time, the airport ranks first in the country by the number of charter flights. About 6 million passengers are served here annually, the main traffic falls on the summer season. At this time, the airport is very congested, so there can be rather long queues.
In addition to the city of Heraklion, this airport serves other nearby cities - Agios Nikolaos, Stalida, Elounda, etc. The airport is connected by air with many European cities - Moscow, Vienna, Geneva, Paris, Berlin, Yekaterinburg, Bratislava, Tel Aviv, etc..
The airport has two runways. Very often the location of the airport brings inconvenience to the city, as the air route passes directly over the city. By 2015, it is planned to open a new modern airport, and this airport will be closed.


The airport in Heraklion has one passenger terminal. It presents all the services you need on the road. Hungry passengers can visit cafes and restaurants. Pleases the area of ​​shops where you can buy various goods - souvenirs, alcoholic and soft drinks, perfumes, etc..
Also on the territory of the terminal there are ATMs, bank branches, post office, currency exchange, luggage storage, etc..
For passengers with children, there is a mother and child room and play rooms for children.
For passengers traveling in business class, there is a VIP lounge on the territory of the airport, in addition, the procedure for passing customs control has been simplified for such passengers.


The airport is connected with the city by transport links. Buses leave regularly from the terminal building. The ticket price will be a little over one euro. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes. Also, tourists can use taxi services. The cost of the trip depends on the destination.
Alternatively, you can offer a rented car. Tenant companies work directly on the territory of the terminal, in the departure hall. The city can be reached by following the E75 highway.

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