LOCAL AIRPORT: HERAKLION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ("Nikos Kazantzakis", airport Code: HER)
A number of flights are available daily, connecting the Heraklion International Airport ("Nikos Kazantzakis", airport Code: HER) with the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (ATH) and the International Airport of Thessaloniki (SKG).
Additionally, in the period of April to October, direct charter flights connect several major European cities with Heraklion.
Heraklion is also connected to the Port of Piraeus in Athens with daily ferry boat service by:
From the Airport
By bus: The airport is very well-connected to the city centre by public bus. One-way ticket price: € 1.70
By taxi: It takes less than 10 minutes to get to the city centre and costs no more than € 28.
From the Port
Most city hotels are within walking distance from the Port of Heraklion.
By taxi: It takes less than 5-10 minutes to get to any of the city hotels and costs no more than € 18.
The building of FORTH (map) is located about 10 km South-West from the Heraklion centre and can be reached by:
By bus: Bus line No 8 connects the city centre directly to FORTH. (Please note: Sign on bus reads "I.T.E.")
Stopping at the city centre, Eleftherias Square (Platia Eleftherias), bus-stop outside Astoria Hotel (see city map above) at about: 08:32, 14:33, 17:20, 19:45, 21:20.
FORTH to city centre, bus departure at about: 09:00, 15:00, 18:00, 20:10, 21:45.
Bus line No 11 connects the city centre directly to the university Hospital (Please note: Sign on bus reads "ΠΑΓΝΗ") stopping about 300m from FORTH. Frequency: 15-20 min.
Ticket costs € 1.70, and can be purchased at special vending machines near bus stop or at city kiosks. Please make sure you get your return ticket in advance.
By taxi: It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to FORTH from the Heraklion city centre and costs no more than € 18. Please advise the cab driver that you are going to “ITE” (located near the University Hospital).
Recommended List of Hotels, located at various places in Heraklion city: