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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

Contacts

+30 28210 83800

see full airport guide


Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Overview

Heraklion International Airport is among the busiest in Greece. Located 1.7 miles (2.8km) east of Crete's capital, 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.

A new airport called Kastelli International is scheduled to operational by 2023, so Heraklion's future is limited.

Location

The airport is located 1.7 miles (2.8km) east of Heraklion on Crete.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

see full airport guide


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

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