Heraklion Airport 'N. Kazantzakis'

International Airport

IATA Code: HER,  ICAO Code: LGIR

Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, location, map  Airport location

Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” is located 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the city center, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos.

Distance from Heraklion Airport to:
Heraklion Port 4 km
Heraklion Coach Station 4 km
Souda (Chania) Port 135 km
Chania Airport 149 km
Sitia Airport 125 km
Hersonissos 22 km
Agia Pelagia 27 km
Malia 32 km
Agios Nikolaos 60 km
Rethimno 84 km

From and To Heraklion Airport

Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, CAR By car and motorbike

‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ airport is connected, via the Motorway 90, with main cities & ports of Crete and the airports of Chania and Sitia. The journey time from Heraklion airport to the city center is approximately 10 minutes.
GPS Address: Heraklion Airport, 71500 Heraklion, Greece


FROM AND TO Heraklion AIRPORT N. Kazantzakis, BUS By bus

Heraklion airport is linked by direct bus services to the city center. The airport bus station is located outside the Arrivals hall. Tickets are sold at the info kiosk of the bus station. Bus fares – one way: €1,50 (regular fare) or €0,80 (discount fare).
For further information, call on +30 2810 283270 or visit: astiko-irakleiou.gr/en/


FROM AND TO Heraklion airport N. Kazantzakis, Taxi, booking, fares By Taxi

There is a taxi rank directly in front of the Arrivals Hall. Alternatively, you may choose to pre-book a taxi to pick you up at the airport. The driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it. Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off directly outside the main Terminal.



Heraklion airport macedonia rent a car  Car Hire

Heraklion Airport has nine of the largest global car-hire firms with desks in the Arrivals area of the Main Terminal Building.
Contact details of the official car hire agencies:

Company Telephone
Avis +30 2810 229402
Budget +30 2810 344179
Εurodollar +30 2810 281338
Europcar +30 2810 242009
Ηolidary Auto +30 2810 246603
Hertz Autohellas +30 2810 341734
Tourent +30 2810 240222
National +30 2810 226002
Sixt +30 2810 208915

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Pre-booking your car ensures you will get a better price, a wider choice of cars and the guarantee that it will be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport.


Airport Contact Information

 Telephone +30 2810 397800
📠 Fax +30 2810 221700
📧 email d5st@hcaa.gr,
 Postal address Heraklion Airport 'N. Kazantzakis'
PO 71601, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Heraklion airport info  General Info about Heraklion Airport

Heraklion Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” is the second busiest airport in Greece and the seventieth busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic. In 2020, it handled 2.378.145 passengers, a 70% decrease from 2019 as well as 20.876 aircraft movements, a decrease of 61% from 2019. It is used by over 20 airlines flying to more than 100 destinations in 23 different countries. The airport has two runways (with a length of 2.714m and 1.566m respectively) along with one operational terminal, which covers 21.000 square meters.
Airport Facilities: ATMs (National Bank, Pireaus Bank), Currency exchange desks, Two Business Lounges (Goldair Handling Lounge and Filoxenia Lounge), Babycare Room, Baggage wrap service, Baggage storage office (telephone +30 2810 397349), Cafes, Restaurants, Duty-Free shops, First Aid Station.
Hotels: There are no hotels within the airport.
History: The airport first opened in March 1939, when the first airplane (a Junkers Ju 52) carried the first passengers to the site.
Name:Heraklion Airport is named after Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957), a Greek writer and philosopher who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years.
Alternative airports near Heraklion: Chania airport (CHQ), Sitia airport (JSH)
Greek Airline Companies - Contact information:

Company Telephone
Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air +30 2810 330475
Bluebird +30 2810 224451
Elinair +30 2810 335547
Minoan Air +30 2810 333183
Sky Express +30 2810 347394

Heraklion info  Facts and information about Heraklion

Heraklion is the fourth largest city in Greece and the capital of Crete, with a population of 211,370 (2011).
Built near the sea, it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm.
Heraklion was Europe's fastest growing tourism destination for 2017, with an 11.2% growth in international arrivals. It was also ranked as the 19th most visited region in Europe for 2018, with 3.4 million visitors.
Best places to visit in Heraklion : Old Town, Koules Fortress, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum of Crete, Cathedral of St. Minas, Historical Museum of Crete, Loggia (Town Hall), Ammoudara Beach, El Greco Museum.