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). These flights are operated by Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and Sky Express Additionally, in the period of April to October, direct charter flights connect several major European cities with Heraklion. By boat : Heraklion is also connected to the Port of Piraeus in Athens with daily ferry boat service by : Minoan Lines (Departure at about 22:00, Arrival at 6:00) ANEK Lines, Superfast Ferries (Departure at about 21:30, Arrival at 6:00).
The airport is very well-connected to the city centre by public bus. One-way ticket price : € 1.70.
It takes less than 5-10 minutes to get to any of the city hotels and costs no more than € 10.
The building of FORTH is located about 10 km South-West from the Heraklion centre and can be reached 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 at : 07:30, 08:40, 11:40, 14:10, 15:10, 17:30, 19:50, 21:25. FORTH to city centre, bus departure at : 08:00, 09:15, 12:15, 14:30, 15:40, 18:00, 20:10, 21:30. 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.
It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to FORTH from the Heraklion city centre and costs no more than € 15. Please advise the cab driver that you are going to “ITE” (located near the University Hospital).
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