Heraklion Airport Informational Guide to Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis - HER - Non Official

Heraklion Airport (HER)

Find the most important information about Heraklion Airport: Flights, Departures, Arrivals, Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" (HER). Plan your travel to HER Airport with the information provided in this guide.


Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" handled 7,933,558 passengers in 2019.


In 2020 Heraklion Airport registered only 2,398,264 passengers due to coronavirus crisis. 

During 2021, HER Airport handled a total of 5,046,236 passengers. 

Transport + info

The following means of transport are available at Heraklion Airport to get to the city centre:

Public transportation is available at Heraklion Airport.
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Taxi: Get to downtown Heraklion within 15 minutes by taxi.
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Facilities and Services + info

Heraklion Airport offers some of the following services to passengers:

- ATMs
- Baby care facilities
- Currency exchange
- Duty free stores
- Shops and Restaurants
- Information desk
- Luggage storage

Terminal + info

Heraklion Airport has a single passenger terminal.


Address: Ikarou str., N. Alikarnassos, 71601, Heraklion, Crete, GREECE
Phone: +30 2810 397129 / 397136

Email: kahktl@otenet.gr

About Heraklion

Heraklion, in Greek Irákleio, is the main and largest city of Crete island, being the fourth largest city in Greece. It wasn’t until the 19th century that the ancient name of Heraklion was retook. It comes from the closer Roman port of Heracleum, which stands for “Heracles’s city”.

History is widely present in the island: There are settlements dated from 2,000 BC. In fact, the city is nearby the ruins of the Palace of Knossos (Palace of Minos), which belonged to the Minoans. 

While your stay in Heraklion, you shouldn’t miss Palace of Knossos ruins, which are located close to the city, Koules Fortress (Rocca al Mare), from the Venetian occupation and located at the port, Lions Square, the Venetian loggia, and the Agios Minas Cathedral, which honours the patron of the city, Saint Menas, among others.

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