- N. Kazantzakis stands for Nikos Kazantzakis. Difficult to understand why they shortened the name of this brilliant man.
The Heraklion airport N. Kazantzakis is the busiest airport in Crete. Well situated in the center of the island at the north coast, it can serve all Crete from east to west and south. In the year 2017 it handled 6.200.000 passengers from abroad and 1.100.000 passengers from domestic flights. This makes it the second-busiest Greek airport behind Athens International.
Location of the airport
For drivers using a GPS device, find below the physical street address and the geographical coordinates of the Heraklion Airport. All you need to do is enter the following information in your GPS device.
Geo coordinates: 35.340201, 25.173202
Address: Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis
Postal Code 71601
Access by car
Heraklion Airport is located 5 km to the east of Heraklion city center.
You can drive to the airport using this coordinates 35.340201, 25.173202 in your GPS. The journey to and from the city center takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
Access by public bus
Depending on the season there is a good (low season) or very good (high season) public bus service from/to Heraklion city center from/to Heraklion airport. Price one way per adult person 1,50 € (2019).
- For further information visit the Public Buses Website Heraklion-Lasithi S.A.
Access by taxi
A Taxi from/to Heraklion city center for 1-4 persons from/to HER airport will cost about 20 € one way (2019), depending also on the luggage you have.
A Taxi from/to Hersonissos city center for 1-4 persons from/to HER airport will cost about 32 € one way (2019), depending also on the luggage you have.
- Follow this link for various Taxi prices from Heraklion Airport: www.crete-taxi.gr
Parking at the Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis – HER
Parking is quite affordable at Heraklion airport. Have a look at the below companies:
Rent a Car at Heraklion Airport
- Avis | Tel.: +302811 108313
- Budget | Tel: +30 281 022 9402
- Εurodollar |Tel:+30 281 028 1338
- Europcar | Tel: +30 281 022 5150
- Hertz Autohellas | Tel: +30 281 033 0452
- Sixt | Tel: +30 281 028 0915
Banks and ATMs at the airport
At the airport you will find a branch of Piraeus Bank and an ATM of the same bank. Also an ATM of National Bank.
Shop Duty Free at the airport
Official website of Heraklion Airport
The name of Heraklion Airport – Nikos Kazantzakis
Nikos Kazantzakis, possibly the world’s best-known Modern Greek writer, was born in Heraklion in 1883, when the island was still under Ottoman rule. He studied law in Athens (1902-06) before moving to Paris to pursue postgraduate studies in philosophy (1907-09) under Henri Bergson. It was at this time that he developed a strong interest in Nietzsche and seriously took to writing.
After returning to Greece, he continued to travel extensively, often as a newspaper correspondent. He was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Social Welfare (1919) and Minister without Portfolio (1945), and served as a literary advisor to UNESCO (1946).
Among other distinctions, he was president of the Hellenic Literary Society, received the International Peace Award in Vienna in 1956 and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
His works have been translated into over thirty languages, and continue to resonate with readers all over the globe. His grave is on the Martinengo Bastion of the Venetian walls in Heraklion.
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