Heraklion, Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzákis (HER), Greece

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Surrounding area Heraklion airport

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    General information

    Airport code: HER

    Number of terminals: 1


    The airport information desk is located near the baggage claim in the international arrivals area.

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    Facilities & Infrastructure


    There are currency exchange offices and a number of ATMs.


    A post office is located in the departures area. Heraklion Airport offers free Wi-Fi internet access for travelers and visitors.


    There are several cafés and a self-service restaurant in the terminal.


    A variety of shops are available in the departures and arrivals area. They offer books, magazines, souvenirs, and travel supplies, and there are two duty-free shops in the departures area.


    Luggage storage is offered at the bus station, right at the main entrance to the terminal. Lost or damaged luggage must be reported to the lost and found desk immediately after your flight. The airport will provide additional information at the following telephone number: +30-2810/39 73 68.

    VIP lounge

    There is a VIP lounge in the departures area after the security checkpoint (tel.: +30-2810/39 71 12).

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    The airport offers accessible parking, ramps and accessible bathrooms for travelers with limited mobility. Travelers are asked to inform their travel agency or airline regarding the assistance they require when they book their trip.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Hotels in Heraklion


    Although most people don’t come to Crete to spend their time in Heraklion, the city has a good selection of hotels in all price categories and comfort levels. From luxury hotels to a basic room for the night, from business hotels to resorts, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for in and around Heraklion.

    Heraklion isn’t very big, so you can stay in a room overlooking the beautiful harbor and still be close to downtown.

    ibis Styles Heraklion Central Hotel

    Koroneou 26
    & Agiou Titou Street
    71202 Heraklion
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    Category: Luxury

    This modern hotel is located in the center of Heraklion, right next to all the major sights. It offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with comfortable beds, and many of the rooms also have a harbor view. It has a restaurant, a bar and a supervised underground parking garage.

    Iraklion Hotel

    Kalokerinou 128
    71202 Heraklion
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    Category: Moderate

    This family-owned and -operated three-star hotel offers bright rooms with modern furnishings and air conditioning, as well as a lounge with a bar and a reception desk that is staffed 24/7. It is located just five minutes from the harbor.

    Atrion Hotel

    I. Chronaki Street 9
    71202 Heraklion
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    Category: Moderate

    The centrally located Atrion Hotel has elegant, air-conditioned rooms with balconies, many of which offer a partial ocean view. The hotel is right next to the harbor boardwalk.

    Marin Dream Hotel

    Epimenidou Str. 46
    71202 Heraklion
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    Category: Moderate

    The rooms in this hotel feature a sleek, streamlined design. The rooftop restaurant with a gorgeous view of the Koúles Fortress is a major plus.

    El Greco Hotel

    1821 Street 4
    71201 Heraklion
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    Category: Budget

    If you’re looking for a simple, modern room in the heart of the city, this is the hotel for you. El Greco’s main selling points are its location and its excellent value.