Heraklion Airport

Heraklion International Airport (HER)


Located three miles (5km) east of Crete's capital, Heraklion International Airport is among the busiest in Greece, serving roughly five million passengers each year. The facility is well-run, but can be unpleasantly hot and crowded in the peak summer season.

Flying into Heraklion International Airport is an exciting experience for passengers, as the runway is only a few metres from the shore; however airport authorities do not allow pictures to be taken of the runway as the facility is jointly used by civil and military aircraft.

Heraklion International Airport's future is limited, as the airport is scheduled to be decommissioned entirely by the year 2018, when a new airport in Kastelli Pediados is completed.


The airport is located three miles (5km) east of Heraklion on Crete.


GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in April and last Sunday in October).


+30 281 039 7129


Parking at Heraklion International Airport is free.




There is free wifi in the VIP lounge and at The Everest, which also offers computer terminals.

Business Lounges

The VIP lounge offers internet access, however the airport has no business or conference facilities.

Heraklion Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.