Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is the second busiest airport in Greece. It is located 5 kilometers east of Heraklion town centre. There is one terminal at the airport serving domestic and international flights. The terminal is open 24 hours per day. There are many accommodations for disabled travelers, including parking spaces, ramps, and toilets. Travelers should arrive at the airport a minimum of 2 hours prior to the time of their flight departure in order to pass through the security checkpoints at the airport. Parking is available for up to 500 cars and is located near the terminal building. The airport is located at Ikarou str, N Alikarnassos, 71601, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Travelers have a variety of options to meet their transportation needs at the airport. Those options include public bus, rental cars, and taxi cab service. Public transportation is available at the airport and makes regular departures from the airport Monday through Saturday. There is also transportation on Sunday, though it is less frequent. A small fare is charged to use the public transportation service. Taxis are available opposite the Arrivals Hall. The taxi cab charges various fares to locations throughout the area. It is best to arrange a price upon getting into the taxi cab before departure. Rental cars are the most convenient option for travelers, with a variety of styles and sizes of cars to meet the needs of travelers. Using a rental car ensures you can get to your location exactly when you need to, without wait or hassle. Rental cars are also of a lower cost than other transportation methods. Low price rental cars are available at CarRentalExpress.com.
Services at the Airport
An ATM machine is located in the departure area, where there is also several pay phones available. There is also an Information Center available to assist you with any questions concerning the airport and flights that you may have. There is one restaurant and six snack bars located at the airport. A kiosk is available offering wines, candy, newspapers, and other products, as well as two shops to keep you busy while you wait. While no business services are provided at the airport, there is a VIP lounge available.