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Airports in Crete

Chania International Airport (CHQ)

Location

Souda Bay, 8.7 miles (14km) east of Chania

Getting to the city

There is regular bus service to Chania from the airport. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Time

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

Contacts

+30 28210 83800

see full airport guide


Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Overview

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 2015, when a new airport in Kastelli Pediados is completed.

Location

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

Time

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

see full airport guide


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

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