Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis is the second largest airport in Greece. Its name comes from the famous Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis. The airport is 4 km away from the city. Tourist traffic is exceptionally high during the summer, and the airport serves scheduled flights from Greece and abroad. Charter flights from various parts of the world are also operated during the summer. Transfers to and from the Airport are by bus, taxi, and rental cars. The most convenient way to get from the airport to the city is to rent a car at Heraklion Airport. This way you will be able to visit the countless beaches in Crete and taste the food in famous taverns and restaurants.
There is one restaurant and five cafeterias at the airport, where you can have lunch or a coffee before or after your flight. You can also shop for Duty-Free items such as perfumes, cosmetics, gift items, etc. Of course, there are special places where you can wrap or store your luggage. There is also an ATM for cash withdrawals.