Heraklion Airport Reviews


Heraklion Airport Reviews

Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” (IATA: HER, ICAO: LGIR) is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece, and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport.

Heraklion Airport is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility. The airport first opened in March 1939. This was then merely a piece of flat agricultural land. The first aeroplane (a Junkers Ju-52) carried the first passengers to the site. During the Second World War operations ceased, but in fall 1946 traffic re-assumed, introducing the DC-3 aircraft. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is Crete’s main and busiest airport, serving Heraklion (Ηράκλειο), Aghios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος), Malia (Mάλλια), Hersonissos (Χερσόνησος), Stalida (Σταλίδα), Elounda (Ελούντα) and other resorts.

The Heraklion Airport is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher.


ATMs / Cash Machines
Car Rentals: Eurodollar • Avis • Autohellas • Travel Star.
Currency Exchange
Food / Restaurants: A cafe-bar.
Luggage Storage / Lockers: not available
Showers: not available
Internet: info not available

Airport opening hours:
info not available.

Heraklion Airport Official Website

Heraklion Airport Map

Heraklion Airport Weather Forecast

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