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Heraklion Airports

There is one major airport that we recommend for commercial flights into Heraklion. You can research nonstop direct flights into multiple airports, whether you're flying international or domestic, using connecting flights, or even landing at a smaller local executive airport in your private jet charter. Plan out your transporation to get from the airport to downtown, and look for hotels and things to do in Heraklion.


What are the best airports in Heraklion to fly into?

One of the major airports that people talk about in Heraklion is:

Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”  (HER / LGIR)
6 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Dusseldorf, Munich, Athens, and Vienna.

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Airports with international flights

Here are some of the airports with international flights serving Heraklion:

Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”  (HER / LGIR)
6 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Berlin.
Santorini Thira National Airport  (JTR / LGSR)
140 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like London, Manchester, Cologne, and Amsterdam.
Chania International Airport  (CHQ / LGSA)
148 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Oslo, Marseille, Bournemouth, and Venice.
Mykonos Island National Airport  (JMK / LGMK)
235 km from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Brussels, Geneva, and Milan.
Kos Island International Airport, Hippocrates  (KGS / LGKO)
241 km from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Langenhagen, Leeds, Nuremberg, and Kaunas.
Karpathos Island National Airport  (AOK / LGKP)
243 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Athens, Kasos, Rhodes, and Munich.
Kithira Island National Airport  (KIT / LGKC)
296 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Athens, Zakinthos, and Amsterdam.
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Airports with domestic flights

Here are some of the airports with domestic flights serving Heraklion:

Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”  (HER / LGIR)
6 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Athens, Thessaloniki, and Rhodes.
Sitia Public Airport  (JSH / LGST)
134 km driving distance from Heraklion, with domestic flights from cities like Kasos, Alexandroupoli, and Preveza.
Santorini Thira National Airport  (JTR / LGSR)
140 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Mykonos.
Chania International Airport  (CHQ / LGSA)
148 km driving distance from Heraklion, with international and domestic flights from cities like Thessaloniki.
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Get from the airport to your hotel in Heraklion

You can research transportation from the airport to your hotel by taxi, bus, train, or Uber. Here are some of the most popular hotels in Heraklion.

Lato Boutique Hotel
about 19 km from HER
Aquis Arina Sand Hotel
about 28 km from HER
Astoria Capsis Hotel
about 20 km from HER
Apollonia Beach Resort and Spa
about 24 km from HER

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Things to do in Heraklion

Plan your trip around popular attractions, and figure out how to get to and from the airport and around your destination. Here are some of the top mentioned places to check out in Heraklion.

Palace of Knosos
about 27 km from HER

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Read more about Heraklion

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